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 and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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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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The effect of COVID-19 on global ophthalmology

This unique webinar takes a global perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on blindness, eye care services, and training. Specialists will illustrate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global ophth...
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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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For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.



For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 



For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.