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NEOS Spring 2024



08.45         Registration with tea, coffee at the Trade Exhibition

09.15         Welcome by the NEOS President – Mr Vernon Long, Leeds

09.20         Ocular Oncology: Chairman’s Introduction to speakers by Mrs Umiya Harley, Consultant Ocular Oncologist, Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service

09.20         Overview of the Ocular Oncology Service – Mrs Umiya Harley, Sheffield

09.30         What to Refer? – Miss Hibba Quhill, Sheffield

10.00         Is it a Melanoma? – Mr Paul Rundle, Sheffield

10.30         The Weird and Wonderful – Mr Sachin Salvi, Sheffield

11.00         Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

11.30         FREE PAPERS: Moderated by Mr Steve Winder, Sheffield

11.30 Outcome of Northeast England regional vitreoretinal weekend on-call service in managing acute rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) Boon Lin Teh – Sunderland Eye Infirmary 11.35 A vexing eye condition to manage – Nadeem Ahmad Hull Eye Hospital

11.40 Mindfulness and cataract surgery experience in ophthalmology doctors in training – Matthew Hartley Royal Victoria Infirmary

11.45 Complex cases in NHS cataract service: A Flavour of Our Experience at NGEC, Sheffield – Ahmed Zewar Northern General Eye Centre, Sheffield

11.50 Acute unilateral painful loss of vision in middle aged man with acute lymphoblastic anaemia – Abdullah Younis Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

11.55 Treatment strategies in intraocular lymphoma – Single tertiary centre clinical experience – Irina Cristescu Royal Hallamshire Hospital

12.00 Orbital cellulitis? Look again… – Amit Dhalla Rotherham District General Hospital


12.10 Focal Scleral Nodules and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy- A Novel Insight – Danyal Memon Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

12.15 Real-World Effectiveness of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in the UK: An 8-Year Longitudinal Study – Yunzi Chen Cumberland Infirmary

12.20 Bilateral Acute Proptosis with Papilledema and Sub-retinal Fluid as Initial Manifestations – Elpida Kollia Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

12.25 Moderator’s round up

12.30       Lunch at the Trade Exhibition


13.30         NEOS AGM & prize-winners

13.40         2023 NEOS travel prize-winner – Miss Yunzi Chen

13.45         PJ Hay Lecture: ‘Slap bang in the middle’ – the trials and tribulations of macular holes – Professor David Steel, Sunderland

14.45         Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

15.15         Retina: Chairman’s Introduction to speakers by Mr Steve Winder, Sheffield

15.20         Diabetic Maculopathy and VR surgery – Mr Mark Costen, Hull

15.50         Epiretinal Membranes- What to refer –   Miss Teresa Sandinha, Liverpool

16.20         Retinal detachment urgency – Miss Roxane Hillier, Newcastle

16.50         Closing remarks

Trade exhibitors attending this meeting: 

Alimera Sciences Ltd * Altomed Ltd * Corza / Blink Medical * Entera Medical * Glaukos * Haag-Streit UK * Kestrel Ophthalmics Ltd * Medicom Healthcare * Nordic Pharma Ltd * Roche Products Ltd * Scope EyeCare * Surgitrac Instruments UK Limited *Théa Pharmaceuticals * Topcon (GB) Ltd * Veni Vidi * Vision Matrix Ltd