The United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS), a charity and Educational Ophthalmic Society, has donated £5,000 in support of ophthalmology in Ukraine.

The decision was voted for unanimously by the UKISCRS Council, and will go towards the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) restricted fund, which aims to support ophthalmology and ophthalmologists in Ukraine. 

In a press release, the Society announced: "UKISCRS, along with every other organisation, deplores the Russian Federation's war in Ukraine. UKISCRS is resolute in its desire to help our colleagues and their patients in the Ukraine."

The news comes following recent efforts to supply medical aid to Ukraine following the Russian invasion. 

The UKISCRS statement concluded: "Our thoughts are very much with [Ukraine], and we extend our respect and admiration for [their] continuing to carry out their vital work within a population that now needs them more than ever."