What was the experience of ophthalmologists in training in 2023, and how does this compare to previous years? Jordan Marshall, RCOphth Policy Manager and Sam Simpson, specialty trainee and Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG) representative, summarise the key findings from the GMC’s 2023 National Training Survey.
Dr Abdus Samad Ansari, Academic Clinical Fellow at King’s College London, is investigating the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and healthy ageing within the eye. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells, creating energy to maintain life. Their disruption, through depletion or variation in function, is thought to be involved in the susceptibility of an individual to develop glaucoma. Utilising the TwinsUK Cohort, Dr Ansari will be one of the first to examine mitochondrial dysfunction in a healthy population over time.
This year’s SAS National Eye Meeting, which is organised by The RCOphth Staff and Associate Specialist Ophthalmologists Group, will take place in person at the College on 25th November 2022. The one-day seminar will cover a wide range of topics that SAS doctors may encounter in their day-to-day clinical practice.
These new awards are offered jointly between the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Fight for Sight. Fight for Sight’s mission is to stop sight loss by funding the highest quality medical research. The RCOphth recognises that research is the basis of high-quality evidence-based clinical care, services, and policies. They are named to honour the late Miss Zakarian who generously left Fight for Sight a legacy to help the charity support pioneering researchers.
The National Clinical Excellence Awards have been renamed the National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs). The 2022 round of the National Clinical Impact Awards will open for applications on Wednesday 27 April, with registration for a new online application system opening shortly before. Please keep checking their website for details NCIA 2022 Round
In this episode we speak with David Lockington, one of the newly appointed simulation leads at the college and Jennifer Hind, the trainee simulation lead for the West of Scotland. We speak about their experiences of setting up their own simulation lab in Glasgow, their perceptions on the importance of simulation training and what the future might hold in the world of simulated ocular surgery.
In this episode we have a conversation with Professor Gordon Dutton about Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and Functional Visual Loss. Professor Dutton provides a step by step guide to managing patients with CVI and provides some invaluable pearls of wisdom for approaching patients with suspected functional visual deficits.
In this episode we talk to Marina Roizenblatt, a vitreoretinal surgeon from São Paulo, Brazil about her paper which investigated the effect of caffeine and propranolol on the surgical performance of vitreoretinal fellows using the EyeSi surgical simulator.
RCOphths National Ophthalmology Database and its potential to further transform cataract patient care outcomes in the UK has been featured in the Ophthalmologist.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the professional development and training of all staff involved with the ophthalmologist led team in delivering high quality care to patients.