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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 2017 Masterclass Programme: Cataract Surgery Complications - Wedneday 6th September 2017

Times Topics Speakers
  Cataract Surgery Complications Masterclass  
  How to prevent them and how to manage them  
1300 - 1330 Registration   
1330 - 1335 Introduction Sid Goel/Charles Claoué
1335 - 1400 Traumatic cataracts: anticipating and managing intraoperative challenges  
1400 - 1425 Early PC rupture during hydrodissection/nuclear removal Brian Little
1425 - 1450 Late PC rupture during IA or IOL insertion Larry Benjamin
1450 - 1515 Intra-operative zonular crises Richard Packard
1515 - 1535 COFFEE  
1535 - 1600 High positive vitreous pressure/ iris prolapse Mayank Nanavaty
1600 - 1625 ECCE made easy for the modern trainee (when to perform, how to perform, how to convert) David Spalton
1625 - 1650 Secondary IOL insertion for trainees (sulcus IOL, IOL exchange artisan (anterior and iris posterior fixation), AC IOLs.) CK Patel
1650 - 1715 Discussion and questions  


The 2017 Masterclass Programme: Non-technical skills of a complete cataract surgeon - Thursday 7th September 2017

Non-technical skills of a complete cataract surgeon:   
The skills you need outside of the operating theatre Sid Goel & Imran Yusuf
Introduction Sid Goel
Interpreting unusual biometry: what would you do next? (irregular cornea/interesting pentacam images) Damian Lake
Pre-op refractive discussion/2nd eye planning in the NHS (refractive aims, monovision, mini-monovision, toric, multifocal IOLs etc) David Steel
A long, happy career without a never event: how to reduce risk Richard Smith
How to manage/counsel a patient through refractive surprise & post-operative complications Larry Benjamin
Situational judgement and cognitive errors in ophthalmic surgery Brian Little

UKISCRS Industry Support Group 

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 2017/18

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

                                                                                    Gill Wood
                                                                 Mr Sid Goel                                 Gill Wood - YOP coordinator
                                                                 Consultant YOP Lead               

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