Professor Sathish Srinivasan - UKISCRS President Elect
Professor Sathish Srinivasan
UKISCRS President Elect
Professor Philip Bloom - UKISCRS President
Professor Philip Bloom
UKISCRS President

 

COVID-19: IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE 5

COVID-19 UPDATE

Firstly, we want to wish good health to you and to your loved ones.

Welcome to the UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 5th digital communication on the challenges caused by COVID-19. We are beginning to understand that the rate of infection (R0) is variable across the four nations of the UK and it looks like there are going to be regional differences across the UK on how and when we begin to emerge from the lockdown. Nevertheless, we as health professionals have to start thinking and planning how to tackle our clinical workload / backlog in our NHS. To this end the UKISCRS in conjunction with the RCOphth has recently published some guidelines on restoring Ophthalmology services: https://www.ukiscrs.org.uk/news/an-important-letter-from-our-president-and-the-royal-college-of-ophthalmology

The next big question that lurks in every Ophthalmic surgeon’s mind is about the PPE with regards to cataract and other intraocular surgical procedures. We highlight a peer reviewed review article published in the Annals of Surgery that provides an excellent review of PPE in the context of COVID-19. As surgeons we feel that one needs to be knowledgeable about transmission of the virus, as well as the capabilities and limitations of their respective PPE. Lastly don't forget to ZOOM in for our 4th Webinar on the 21st of May where we will be discussing with experts, some advances in tele-ophthalmology and telemedicine and its role in the post COVID era.
Stay well and safe.
Best wishes,
Philip Bloom & Sathish Srinivasan,
UKISCRS President & President Elect


> Download 'PPE & COVID: Annals Of Surgery'

 

UKISCRS

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

UKISCRS CPD Webinar V

4th June, 2020

The Fifth UKISCRS Webinar
A conversation with Mr David Lockington: 
Perspectives with training and restarting Ophthalmology work
Kerr Brogan - ST7, Glasgow 
Bita Manzouri - Consultant, Queen's Hospital, Romford
Steve Scotcher – Consultant, Hereford
John Ferris - RCOphth Surgical skills Faculty Lead, Consultant, Cheltenham

 

JOIN THE FIFTH UKISCRS DIGITAL MEETING - THURSDAY 4th JUNE, 6-7PM

A conversation with Mr David Lockington:

'Perspectives with training and restarting Ophthalmology work'


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COVID-19 and the 2020 conferences?

The 2020 Cornea and Cataract Day - Cancelled

 44th Annual Congress - This is now a 1-day event
Saturday 14th November 2020
Birmingham Park Regis Hotel

REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON

 

                UKISCRS Conferences in 2021               

The Cornea and Cataract Day
Monday 17th May - Liverpool

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

 

 

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