What a roller coaster the globe has been on. And just when we hoped to see some restrictions removed in the UK, we have a further extension. This is, of course, based on scientific data and we all respect that. It has sadly, however, resulted in the third cancellation of the UKISCRS Cornea & Cataract Day. There have been audible sighs of sadness from our council, faculty, delegates and importantly our industry colleagues. I do think it fantastic though that within our specialty, we have so many friends across all the sectors (clinicians, allied professions, trade and suppliers). All looking forward to seeing each other for conversation, dissemination, observation and collaboration. We are discussing new plans for the Cornea & Cataract Day 2022 and will share these with you once confirmed.

In the meantime, we are concentrating on the very special 45th Annual Congress at our venue the Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicester. The programme this year is on Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th November:

  • Wednesday opens with the Young Ophthalmologist Programme (YOP) Dry Lab & reception.
  • Thursday hosts the plenary symposium, YOP session, corneal cataract session and the Pearce Medal Lecture give by professor Tara Moore. On Thursday evening we invite you to a very special Awards Gala Dinner!
  • Friday opens with the breakfast meeting and free-papers. To be followed by the refractive session, expert video session and prizes. The highlight of Friday is the Choyce Medal Lecture to be presented by Mr. Richard Packard.

So... onwards and upwards, and whilst we do not want to be wishing time away - here is to November and us all being together once again at the UKISCRS annual meeting.

Take care & keep safe,
Gill and the team



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 the whole meeting, on sale, in the next few weeks.

Watch for news and photo's from the meeting!


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.

Registration will open 01/12/21 - save the date!




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