Who could have depicted how 2021 would look? So much has happened and we, as a Nation, have learnt a whole new way of working; both professionally and personally. Whilst we expect further changes to guidelines, over the Winter months, we do hope we can continue with the new degree of normality we have adopted and experienced in recent months.

The relaxation of restrictions enabled us to be one of the first 'in-person' ophthalmic events and whilst planning an 'All Secure Standards' congress took a little more thought, it was so joyful to return to the UKISCRS annual Congress in November. The happiness at meeting colleagues and friends in a safe atmosphere was highly memorable. The Congress brought us two incredible eponymous lectures from Tara Moore (Pearce) and Richard Packard (Choyce). The plenary symposium was topical and interactive and the Congress Awards Ceremony highlighted the very special support that UKISCRS has, along with the hidden 'MC' talents of David Lockington! Gold medals were awarded to Brian Little (deferred), Philip Bloom and Larry Benjamin with Silver medals presented to our President Sathish Srinivasan, Philip Bloom, UKISOP's Rebecca Turner and myself (Society Manager Gill Wood). A special gold award was given to Charles Claoué for outstanding Service to the Young Ophthalmologist Programme. The feedback from the meeting is excellent and this, and the photo's, can be found at the foot of the homepage.

Sad news: We did however return from Congress to the sad news of the death of UKISCRS past President & Director, consultant ophthalmic surgeon (and mastermind), Mr Emanuel Rosen. We were deeply saddened by the news and send our condolences to his wife and family, including his well-known nephew, ophthalmologist Paul Rosen. May Emanuel Rest In Peace.

2022: We have many educational plans for 2022 and invite you to join us at the following meetings:

  • The Cornea and Cataract Day - Monday 28th March - Birmingham Park Regis Hotel
  • The Innovations in Industry UKISCRS Day - Early June - Birmingham Park Regis Hotel TBC
  • The 46th Annual Congress - 2nd - 4th November - Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel

In between the meetings we will hold webinars and digital seminars and keep you in contact with Society news.

We do thank you for your support and wish you a safe and happy festive season.

Take care & keep safe,



UKISCRS Exists to promote:

- education and research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery and to advance and promote the study and practice of ophthalmology and research and the dissemination of the useful results thereof.

- experimental work in the field of cataract surgery, intraocular lens implementation and refractive surgery and the disseminiation of results thereof.

- further investigation and training in cataract and refractive surgery

Next Event


9th December, 2021

We are honoured to be involved with a meeting in Dublin on Thursday 9th December at the Conrad Hotel in collaboration with the Eye & Ear Hospital and chaired by UKISCRS council member Ms. Rizwana Khan.

For more details and to register, please contact our Irish colleague, Ms. Cathy Fox, by email: 

The 45th UKISCRS Annual Congress
10th - 12th November, Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel

Thank you to all those who attended the annual meeting. It was a huge success.

There will be a link available, to all registered delegates, for the whole meeting in the members area very soon.

See the photographs here!


The UKISCRS Cornea & Cataract Day 2022 will be held on Monday 28th March at the Birmingham Park Regis Hotel.
This meeting replaces the cancelled 2021 meeting.

The Cataract morning will be chaired by Larry Benjamin and YOP committee members.
We will then have 'Decision making for the Ocular Surface' chaired by David Lockington.
The afternoon Corneal session will be lead by Ms. Bita Manzouri and contains an 'all-female' faculty,
and the final session will be the Cataract Video Session with Mayank Nanavaty.




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