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Eyeball 2019 - Held in St David's Hotel Cardiff

Event organised by Tina Parmar, Annie Tung, Safa Hassan

As always, the best Master of Ceremony to grace an ophthalmology event: Gwyn Williams

Awards Best Dressed Male, Best Dressed Female, Most dedicated to training, Best Reflection, RSTA Prize

Completion of training award: Legendary Rhiannon Reynolds, Sidath Wijetilleka, Eulee Seow

Supported charity of the night: Mr.Andrew Waboso's Malawi Eye Camp  

Photo credit: Sush

Charity Event 2017. Congratulations!

In picture: Ophthalmology doctors and allied health professionals around Wales

Top L-R: Eulee Seow, Pravin Sandanshiv, Ryan Davies, Claire Morton, Magda Popiela, Ruth Rhydderch, Prem Anand, Kate Boucherat

Bottom L-R: Rhiannon Reynolds, Kath Daniel, Shoaib Hassan, Damien Yeo, Tafadzwa Young-Zvandasara, Sidath Wijetilleka, Tina Parmar, Hugh Jewsbury, Tariq Mohammad, Patrick Watts, Siene Ng, Anjana Haridas

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. 

Charity Event 2017 - Sightsavers International



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.

Events organised or sponsored by Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees Society

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 

a.      Audience: frcophth candidates for part 2 exam Nov 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 Teaching

to 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 money

b.       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

           Potential events

1.      Duke elder revision course for Cardiff and Swansea medical students?

For any suggestions, or queries: please email