Simulation Training

Ophthalmology Simulation Training in Wales 

It is expected that all Ophthalmology trainees have access to methods of simulation to learn and improve on their surgical skills. Methods of simulation can vary from low-tech methods to use of the EyeSi cataract simulator.

Simulation in Cardiff and Swansea

Currently in Wales there is one EyeSi Cataract simulator based in North Wales, at Abergele hospital.

A RCOphth Simulation training working group is currently developing training guidelines and strategy for us to approach arranging simulation teaching.  

Currently you should undertake some form of simulation assisted learning and log these activities under the ‘Simulation tab’ of the RCOphth Eye logbook.

We will update this page according to advice provided by the RCOphth Simulation group.

Links for Simulation resources from the RCOphth are shown below:

RCO website simulation page:

The RCOphth suggested simulation curriculum:

RCOphth Simulator resources information link: