UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Course on: Microsurgical Skills

This UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Course on: Microsurgical Skills is made up of a mixture of practical workshops and seminar sessions. Limited to 17 spaces.

Date to be confirmed (likely to be held October 2018)

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  • Introduction to Instruments and Microscope
  • Sutures and Suturing. Knots
  • Practical sessions – Skilsl board demonstration and practice
  • Suture demonstration and practice
  • Basic Eyelid Repair Lecture
  • Practical Sessions – Lid Repair demonstration and practice/
  • Suture practice (surgeons and slip knots)
  • What is Astigmatism
  • Cataract incisions and their astigmatic effects
  • Cataract incisions demo
  • Practical Session – placing the drape talk/demo+ advanced knot tying techniques, knot tying, effect of tight and loose sutures
  • Primary Management of ocular trauma and stellate wounds and viscoelastics
  • Practical Sessions – Trauma repairs/Lid repair and skills board practice

Course Director: Professor Sue Lightman

Where: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9EL

Contact: Julie Mallaghan, Tel: 020 7608 6968


  • Standard rate: £200
  • UCL students: £100

NB: A password is required for subsidised rate bookings. Please contact Julie Mallaghan to receive it.