A Letter from Sightsavers:
Dear Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees Society,
Thank you so much for the generous donation of £1540.71, which we are delighted to have received from your Just Giving page. Your fundraising efforts will make a significant and lasting change in the lives of the people we work with.
We are reaching the final phase of our charity drive 2017.
If you haven't done so already, share our link with your friends and family. It's all going for a good cause. Have a look at the justgiving website to see what we have been up to.
Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees are pleased to share with you our first ever Charity Event. We
are raising money for SightSavers international and hope to reach our
target of £1000 (or more!). They are a group that fights
avoidable blindness and we know first hand the impact eye disease can
have on an individual so this cause is close to our hearts.
Visit our donation site here.
The Welsh Ocular Trauma Course 10th February 2017
The Welsh Ophthalmic A+E Course 14th January 2017
Organised by Dr.Dana Ahnood and Dr.Simerdip Kaur
2nd Frcophth Part 2 Mock Exam - UHW, Cardiff 29th October 2016
See link for details.
Supported by Alcon (Representative: Jayne Lloyd-lewis)
Enucleation Wet Lab on animal eyes - Singleton Hospital, Swansea 28th October 2016
a. Audience: junior doctors
This was an exciting learning opportunity to perform an enucleation off a cadaver(porcine). This was supervised by our Oculoplastics/Orbits consultants and proved to be a great way to learn how to do a procedure that is increasingly becoming more uncommon.
Organised by Dr. Amy-lee Shirodkar
Supported by Allergan (Representative: Guy Osborne)
Ophthalmology Teaching for medical students 2016/2017 – Cardiff Uni C21 Teachingto held over 6 weeks spaced throughout the year.
Registrars from all levels will be volunteering to teach granting them good experience in formal clinical teaching
Case Presentation Competition by Rajkumar and Amylee 29th Jan 2016 - Bridgend
a. Sponsored part of the prize moneyb. Winner: Alexander Chiu
1st Frcophth part 2 Mock exam – Singleton hospital, Swansea 31st October 2015
a. Audience: frcophth candidates for part 2 exam Nov 2015
b. Outcome: good feedback, worth doing again for every exam cycle
South Wales foundation in ophthalmology course 21/09/15 – Singleton hospital
a. Audience: Medical Students/Foundation doctors
b. Objectives: 1. Slit lamp examination 2. Ocular anatomy 3. Pupils, motility and fields examination. 4. Visual fields interpretation
"Introduction to Microsurgical Skills" for foundation doctors and medical students- Royal Glamorgan Hospital 24th October 2013
a. Audience: Foundation doctors/Medical Students
b. learning how to operate under a microscope, suture tie using 10.0 sutures, lid repair, corneal repair, making a corneal wound and performing capsulorrhexis on a model eye
c. this was an excellent opportunity for junior doctors or senior medical students who were picking up an interest in ophthalmology and wanted to learn and experience microsurgery without having to pay hefty course fees. This free half day event was taught by registrars.
Events for the future
1. Duke elder revision course for Cardiff and Swansea medical students?
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