SWOS membership is available to all career grade ophthalmologists working in the South West of England and South Wales. Ophthalmologists in training grades are eligable for Associate Membership.

Details of SWOS Meetings Held in 2016:

  • Exeter hosting meeting was held at Bristol 11.11.16 programme is available here »
  • Cheltenham held 17.6.2016 details below. The flyer to download and print is available here »

South West Ophthalmological Society (SWOS) meeting

Friday 17th June 2016, Cheltenham Racecourse

Academic agenda, and commercial exhibit in ‘Sovereign’ and ‘Crest rooms’ respectively, coffees and lunch in ‘Panoramic Restaurant’

Cheltenham Racecourse

SWOS Programme, Friday 17th June:

9.00-9.30am: Arrival, registration and coffee

9.30-11.00am: Opportunities for trainees, and interested consultants, to take part in dry lab surgical training using realistic ‘simulated ocular surgery’ plastic eyes. Eyes suitable for training in squint, retinal detachment scleral buckling, and glaucoma surgery eg trabeculectomy will be provided, as well as tabletop surgical microscopes, instruments, sutures etc. Interested surgeons should also bring their own surgical loupes, as this will ease demand for surgical microscopes. Local consultants were available to give advice.

11.00-11.30am: Coffee

11.30-12.10am: Lecture by John Ferris (Gloucester Hospitals) ‘Simulated ocular surgery’

12.10-12.50pm: Prof Paul Artes (Plymouth University, Devon) ‘Visual Fields’

12.50-2.00pm: Lunch (Panoramic Restaurant)

2.00-2.45pm: Prof Geoff Rose (Moorfields Eye Hospital, London) ‘Tales of the unexpected’

2.45-3.15pm: Alastair Laidlaw (St Thomas’ Hospital, London) ‘Vitrectomy for diabetic macular oedema’

3.15-4.00pm: Coffee

4.00-4.40pm lecture