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COVID-19 e-resources

Videos, podcasts and series of webinars related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar Series

Webinar 2: Restarting Cataract Services

Join Mike Burdon, Philip Bloom, Melanie Hingorani, Jonathan Bhargava, Lawrence Gnanaraj and Declan Flanagan for a comprehensive look at restarting cataract services, covering:

  • Introduction to the principles
  • COVID-19 discussion and consent for patients considering cataract surgery
  • Risk and prioritisation tools
  • Safe efficient pathways
  • The Sunderland experience
  • Questions and discussion

You can also find the webinar Powerpoint slides here

Webinar 1: RCOphth College Response to COVID-19 

Mike Burdon, President, discusses with Melanie Corbett, Chair of Education, the response to the COVID-19 epidemic from RCOphth.  The eyecare teams have very effectively adapted ophthalmology services to minimise virus transmission whilst treating the most urgent patients.  The President presents ideas for how we can now streamline future essential outpatient appointments and surgery using what we have learned during the crisis and new ways of working.

RCOphth Eye to Eye Podcast

Fiona Spencer, RCOphth Chair: The impact of COVID-19 on trainees

In this episode of Eye to Eye, Miss Fiona Spencer, Chair of the Training Committee spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists in training.

You can view all Eye to Eye episodes here


Join our President Mike Burdon for this NHSCC webinar, which aims to answer CCG primary care leads’ questions on implementing the COVID 19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) specification. Mike is joined by Julie Wood, Chief Executive of NHSCC, Colin Davidson, President of the College of Optometrists and Zoe Richmond, Interm Clinical Director at LOCSU.

You can watch the webinar here