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The Young Ophthalmologists Programme (YOP)

The Young Ophthalmologists Programme (YOP)The Young Ophthalmologists Programme (YOP) was established in response to feedback from UKISCRS members.
YOP aims to target and represent the needs of ophthalmic specialty trainees and consultant ophthalmic surgeons in their
first three years of clinical practice.

YOP run their own programme/half-day masterclass the day prior to the UKISCRS annual congress.
Recent symposia has been: 'A Vitreous Loss Masterclass', '
Mastering Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma' and 'Managing Corneal Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery'.

The YOP sessions highlight topical scientific needs and provides a chance for you to listen to and interact with UK & Internationally renowed ophthalmologists.

The 2018 42nd UKISCRS Annual Meeting YOP Programme - £50 Registration fee provides 14 CPD points for full attendance and access all areas

Wednesday 7th November

1345 - 1350


Saj Khan

1350 - 1410

Choosing your patient and your lens

Saj Khan

1410 - 1430

Consequences of your incisions


1430 - 1450

Capsulorhexis techniques and 'Little' rescue methods


1450 - 1510

Viscoelastics demystified

Bita Manzouri

1510 - 1540



1540 - 1600

Understanding Phaco fluidics

Imran Yusuf

1600 - 1630

Final touches and top tips

Zaid Salchi

1630 - 1715

Anterior Vitrectomy Drill

Lisa Arbisser (USA)


Thursday 8th November

0900 - 0905

Introduction to Session

Saj Khan

0905 - 0930

Tackling cataracts in glaucomatous eyes

Gok Ratnarajan

0930 - 0955

Corneal considerations during cataract surgery

Emma Hollick

0955 -1020

VR considerations for cataract surgery

Bhaskar Gupta TBC

1020 - 1055

Uveitic cataract surgery

Teifi James TBC


YOP Membership Benefits

If you are not yet a YOP member and would like to find out the benefits of this FREE membership - then please read below.

FREE 3 Year ESCRS & UKISCRS Membership for Trainees

The YOP Committee 2018

YOP is run by a small committee of Young Ophthalmologists elected to the committee by the YOP membership and UKISCRS Council. 

The YOP Committee Members

Imran Yusuf - YOP Lead

Laura Maubon

Kavita Aggarwal

Andrew Swampillai

     Mr Saj Khan                                        Gill Wood
     Consultant YOP Lead                         UKISCRS Society Mngr


The YOP committee have an active group of regional representatives. Please contact the rep for your region for more information:




Scotland (West)

Andrew Swampillai

Olayinka Williams ST3 olayinka.williams@nhs.net


Kavita Aggarwal

Darren Ting- ST7

Northern Ireland

Kavita Aggarwal

Stephen Stewart – ST3 <s.stewart697@gmail.com

East Midlands

Kavita Aggarwal

Lin Lu- ST1

West Midlands

Kavita Aggarwal

Aaron Ng- ST6aaron.ng@doctors.org.uk

North West

Kavita Aggarwal



Andrew Swampillai

Ivan Sychev

North Thames

Laura Maubon

Mishank Jain- ST2mishankjain@gmail.com


Andrew Swampillai

Jonathan Kirk - ST4


Andrew Swampillai

Andrew Swampillaiandrew.swampillai@doctors.org.uk


Laura Maubon

Derek Ho - ST2


Kavita Aggarwal

Kavita Aggarwal


Andrew Swampillai


East of England

Laura Maubon

Harry Roberts- ST4


Andrew Swampillai

Edward Ridyard- ST2

South Thames

Laura Maubon

Laura Maubon

South Thames (KSS)

Kavita Aggarwal

Camille Yvon (ST3)- camille.yvon@doctors.org.uk

Scotland (South)

Andrew Swampillai

Roxanne Annoh


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