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Spring 2023 Meeting programme

Spring Meeting convenor: Abdallah Ellabban, Hull

Tuesday 25th April 2023, Wetherby Raceourse

Cornea and cataract

Morning Session

09.00    Registration with tea, coffee, and pastries at the Trade Exhibition

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

09.45    CORNEA: Chairman’s Introduction to speakers by Christopher Liu, Brighton

09.50    Corneal Transplantation: History, Current Practice and Beyond – Mr Mohamed Elalfy, East Grinstead

10.10    Blistering (Bullous) Diseases & the Eye – Mr Mathew Edwards, Sheffield

10.30    Is dry eye relevant in cataract surgery? – Mr Jack Gormley, York

10.50    Discussion and Questions

11.00    Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

11.30    FREE PAPERS: Moderated by Steve Winder, Sheffield

11.33   The minimum knowledge, skills and attitudes required of trainees undertaking on-call work without direct, on-site supervision – Samantha Hunt Consultant, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

11.38    Ophthalmology Service Recovery with “General Anaesthetic to Local Anaesthetic Conversion” or GALA Initiative: A New Surgical Service Pilot – Christine Putri ST6, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

11.43    Aniridia associated keratopathy: A retrospective analysis – Vishal Vohra ST5, Royal Victoria Infirmary

11.48    How has Cataract surgical training been affected by the surge of independent sector treatment centres undertaking routine cataract surgery? – Ruth Jones ST7, Northern General Eye Unit (NGEC), Sheffield

11.53    CRVO treated with EYLEA in a child Ashish Kumar Consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

11.58    Ligneous Conjunctivitis Following Adult Strabismus Surgery – Kevin Falzon Consultant, York Hospital

12.03    Documentation in Cataract Surgery: Ideals vs Current Practice (Survey) – Ahmed Zewar, Trainee, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

12.08    Analysis and reporting of the Surgically Induced Keratometric Effect (SIKE) in cataract surgery – Fadi Alfaqawi, Registrar St Paul’s Eye Unit

12.13    Road to becoming a principal cataract surgeon for trainees / a Sheffield survey – Haider Zaki, Fellow, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

12.18    NEOS 2022 Travel Prize-winners

              12.20 Derek Wang from Sheffield who presented at ESCRS on Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery

12.25 Shane Liu who presented on the Manchester eye removal study at the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting

              12.30 Arthur Okonkwo from Leeds who presented on a nurse-led keratoconus cross linking service at ESCRS

12.35    Lunch at the Trade Exhibition

13.35    NEOS AGM & Announcement of prize-winners

Afternoon Session

13.45    PJ Hay Lecture: The Truth about ISBCS – Prof Christopher Liu OBE, Brighton

14.45    Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

15.15    CATARACT: Chairman’s Introduction to speakers by John Buchan, Leeds

15.20    IOL calculation in challenging cornea conditions – Mr Ahmed Bardan, Leeds

15.40    Refractive cataract surgery – navigating the options – Mr Sid Goel, Hull

16.00    Binocular Customisation of IOLs based on functional vision assessment – Mr Milind Pandé, Hull

16.20    Cataract and Cornea part task simulation – Mr James Innes, Hull

16.40    Discussion and questions

16.45    Closing remarks

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