About this section

The Ophthalmology Section’s purpose is to promote and provide accredited educational study of best practice in the field of ophthalmology.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM. This Council is not currently looking for any new Council members. When vacancies arise, an application form will be made available on this page.

Mr Larry Benjamin
Mr Graham Duguid
President Elect
Ms Sally Ameen
Honorary Secretary
Dr Hugo William Alexander Henderson
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming ophthalmology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Ophthalmology Section.

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Webinar CPD

Energising outpatients: An international view

Ophthalmology in the UK faced a workload crisis prior to the pandemic. Post pandemic the situation is critical. This webinar will discuss new ideas about how to change current practices in ophthalmolo...
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Live Stream CPD

Live stream: Advances in orbital surgery

To join us in London for this Advances In... meeting, please follow this link. This live stream brings together multidisciplinary experts for a day that focuses on some of the most challenging aspects...
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Advances in orbital surgery

Join us in person for this Advances In... meeting. This meeting brings together multidisciplinary experts for a day that focuses on some of the most challenging aspects of orbital surgery. We will lea...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Squint forum 2021

This year's annual Squint Forum webinar will update delegates on the field of neuro-ophthalmology. Expert speakers will join us to explore many topics in relation to neuro-ophthalmology, updates and c...
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Prizes & awards

Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize


  • Best Poster: £150
  • Best Paper: £150 and one year’s membership to the Royal Society of Medicine.

Submission deadline

Saturday 10 April 2021

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Opportunity to present research work and case reports to a knowledgeable and critical audience at a Section meeting. Abstracts should be submitted of no more than 300 words. 1 submission per person only. Papers accepted would be considered for publication in the JRSM.


Ophthalmology Section: Travelling Fellowship Bursary  


Up to the value of £1,000 towards travelling abroad to further the study or advancement of ophthalmology.

Submission deadline

Saturday 1 May 2021.

Open to

British based ophthalmologists travelling abroad and foreign ophthalmologists travelling to the UK.

Application guidelines

Submit a CV and an application letter detailing the intended purpose of travelling abroad, along with a budget outline of your travelling costs and any supporting statements and letters.

Travelling Fellows may be required by the Ophthalmology Section Council to lecture at an Ophthalmology meeting on their experiences during the period of the award.

Apply here

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