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.

Complete the application form

Mr Larry Benjamin
President
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

Evolving treatments in retinal surgery

This webinar will review the history of retinal surgery and enlighten participants on new developments in the field. Expert speakers will guide participants through this rapidly developing and excitin...
Book Book
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Webinar

Squint forum 2020

This year's Squint Forum webinar will update delegates on current thinking behind the early management of various conditions which the paediatric specialist will see in clinic. Recognised experts in t...
Book Book
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Cancelled

The 2020 Christmas meeting: Contagion, controversy and chivalry

This meeting will now only be taking place as a webinar. Click here to book the webinar. 20 x bursary places for trainees and 20 x student bursaries available - send your request to ophthalmology@rsm....
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Prizes & awards

Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize

Prize

  • First prize poster: £150
  • First prize paper: £150 

In addition, the overall winner will receive the Dermot Pierse prize of one year’s subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Submission deadline

16 July 2020

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on research work or a case report in ophthalmology.

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to present their work at an Ophthalmology meeting from which judges will select eight oral finalists and 24 poster finalists.

Submit

Ophthalmology Section: Travelling Fellowship Bursary  

Prize

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

Submission deadline

Sunday 1 November 2020.

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

Join the RSM today

Become a member today and get discounted rates on our education programme.

Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

Fellow

Associate

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

Associate

Student

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

Student