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Training in Ophthalmology: The Essential Curriculum (second edition)

This textbook was first introduced in 2009, aimed at junior trainees and tailored to fit with the new ophthalmic specialist training (OST) curriculum. The second edition updates the clinical information to reflect changing practice and introduces two new chapters: refractive...

NEOS (North Of England Ophthalmological Society) Spring Meeting 2023

by Mousindha Arjunan As a more senior trainee, I found the program varied and clinically relevant to all levels of practitioners which the convenor, Mr Abdallah Ellabban, had set out to achieve. Hot topics such as the current and new...

Glasgow eye department continues to disrupt ocular simulation training through novel DRV system - the first of many?

Ongoing technological developments are enabling continuous progress to be made across all aspects of medical simulation training. This is particularly true within the field of ophthalmology, where surgical training advancements have enabled the role of simulation to expand dramatically over...

Glasgow eye department continues to disrupt ocular simulation training through novel DRV system - the first of many?

Ongoing technological developments are enabling continuous progress to be made across all aspects of medical simulation training. This is particularly true within the field of ophthalmology, where surgical training advancements have enabled the role of simulation to expand dramatically over...

Life’s rich tapestry

Have you ever watched someone cross-stitch, or do needle-point? I recently had the joy of observing my teenage daughter create such an artwork. She separated all the threads into the various colours, and then started to follow the instructions carefully....

Trainee personality types

Over the past two years I have attended quite a number of medical educational seminars and ‘workshops’ and have been a bit shocked at how out of kilter with reality the world of education seems to be now. It seems...

The Moorfields consultant interview course

Brand new course! Moorfields Education is proud to offer trainees seeking their first consultant position, this brand-new course. Taught by senior consultants with extensive NHS experience. 

The writer: publishing my first book as a trainee

Medicine is very hierarchical. Indeed, Hippocrates himself laid the foundation of the apprenticeship that is medical training and while it is the noble duty of the boss to pass on information and ask for tasks to be undertaken as a...

The gift of family

“Your kids look just like you!” is an oft-heard phrase at family gatherings. Setting aside the obvious explanation of basic genetics, similarities and recurrent character traits are well recognised within a family unit. Shared positive mutual experiences shape these attitudes...

Video Atlas of Ophthalmic Suturing Fundamentals and Techniques

Good suturing technique is a fundamental requirement of all surgeons. With the advent of modern minimal suturing and sutureless techniques, junior doctors have less exposure and hence less experience with suturing skills. Good microsurgical suturing skills can only be mastered...

Building leaders for eye care in Africa: the COECSA-RCOphth VISION 2020 LINK

The VISION 2020 LINK [1] between the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has been building leaders of eye care in Africa since 2008, when a Memorandum of Understanding...

RCOphth Annual Congress 2022

For the first time since 2019, the College are looking forward to welcoming delegates to an in-person Annual Congress in May 2022. However, we have learnt a great deal over the past two years and 2022 will also mark the...