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Eye to Eye: An Ophthalmology Podcast from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Eye to Eye: An Ophthalmology Podcast from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

By RCOphth
Eye to Eye is an ophthalmology podcast from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

This podcast is presented by trainee Ophthalmologist, Sunil Mamtora; featuring up-to-date news and advice from the RCOphth, interviews with the researchers and clinicians behind the latest literature and clinical updates from the world of ophthalmology.
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Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Future of Surgical Simulation in Ophthalmology
In this episode with speak with David Lockington, one of the newly appointed simulation leads at the college and Jennifer Hind, the trainee simulation lead for the West of Scotland. We speak about their experiences of setting up their own simulation lab in Glasgow, their perceptions on the importance of simulation training and what the future might hold in the world of simulated ocular surgery. Resources discussed in this episode: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/training/ost-information/simulation/ https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Web-doc-simulation-information.pdf https://www.simuleye.com/product-page/#laser http://simulatedocularsurgery.com
38:01
February 14, 2021
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Specialty Recruitment Your Questions Answered
In this episode we speak with Sarah Maling, the lead for specialty recruitment. She provides an overview of what has changed for recruitment this year due to the pandemic and also answers questions that were submitted in advance of this podcast episode.
26:46
February 4, 2021
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Personal Protective Equipment for Ophthalmic Surgery
In this episode, recorded prior to the most recent lockdown restrictions, we spoke with Aman Chandra, a Consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon about his experiences, dating from the beginning of the pandemic to now, about the use of PPE for ophthalmic surgery and whether vitrectomy/phacoemulsification truly is an aerosol generating procedure
13:55
January 21, 2021
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos
In this episode we speak with Kavita Aggarwal, an Ophthalmology Trainee from Oxford. She talks about wellbeing, how to stay healthy during the latest lockdown and provides some top tips on how to avoid burnout.
16:04
January 7, 2021
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The National Outpatient Transformation Programme - Coming to a Clinic Near You
In this episode with speak with Melanie Hingorani, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Clinical Lead for the National Outpatient Programme (NOTP) in Ophthalmology. We discuss the NOTP, why Ophthalmology has been chosen by NHS England to be the first specialty to take part in this programme and what it will mean for the future of the hospital eye service.
23:51
December 17, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Indonesian Experience
In this episode we speak with Andy Pyott, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Inverness. He shared with us his experience of becoming involved with international Ophthalmology and summarised his achievements in Indonesia where he has focussed most of his efforts. He also shared a collection of pearls for Ophthalmologists who want to be involved with Ophthalmology overseas.
25:36
December 2, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The past, present and future of myopia management
In this episode with speak with Bhavin Shah, an Optometrist from North London with a special interest in myopia management. He provides an overview of the literature regarding existing and future treatments and provides a personal insight into how he manages patients in whom progressive myopia is suspected.
21:44
November 18, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Cerebral Visual Impairment and Functional Visual Loss
In this episode we have a conversation with Professor Gordon Dutton about Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and Functional Visual Loss. Professor Dutton provides a step by step guide to managing patients with CVI and provides some invaluable pearls of wisdom for approaching patients with suspected functional visual deficits.
28:14
November 5, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Herbal Remedies in Ophthalmology
In this episode we talk with Simerdip Kaur, an Ophthalmology trainee from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery. She provides an in-depth overview of the most commonly used herbal remedies in Ophthalmology and summarises the evidence behind the claims we often hear from patients.
19:29
October 21, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Is there a postcode lottery for oculoplastic procedures?
In this episode we speak with Samantha Hunt, an Ophthalmology registrar who works at the Bristol Eye Hospital. We discuss the topic of regional funding variations in Ophthalmology and hear about her paper which investigated the variations in policy from CCGs across the country with regards to how they fund oculoplastic procedures.
20:21
October 7, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: BAME doctors in Ophthalmology
In this episode with speak with Mr. Saurabh Jain, a Consultant Ophthalmologist as well as the Training Programme Director for North London and the Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology for the Royal Free Hospital in London. We discuss his experience of coming to the UK, the level of diversity in Ophthalmology in the UK and what needs to be done to improve equality and diversity within our specialty and medicine in general.
17:55
September 23, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: How to redesign a hospital eye service
In this episode we speak with Yu Jeat, an ST6 Trainee from the West-Midlands Deanery and Kate Silvester, a healthcare systems engineer on how to apply the principles of quality improvement to enact change in a hospital eye service. We discuss specific examples of changes that have been made in light of COVID-19. Both Yu Jeat and Kate Silvester would be happy to be contacted for advice on this topic, their contacts are Yu.Chong.2@city.ac.uk and Kate@katesilvester.co.uk respectively. The link to the Foundation of Improvement Science in Healthcare (FISH) Course: https://www.saasoft.co.uk/fish/course/ and https://www.improvementscience.co.uk
25:33
September 9, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The use of performance enhancing drugs in ophthalmic surgery
In this episode we talk to Marina Roizenblatt, a vitreoretinal surgeon from São Paulo, Brazil about her paper which investigated the effect of caffeine and propranolol on the surgical performance of vitreoretinal fellows using the EyeSi surgical simulator.
21:38
August 26, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The true impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training
In this episode we hear from Mariantonia Ferrara a Medical and Surgical Retina Fellow from Newcastle and Kerr Brogan, a Glaucoma Fellow from Glasgow, about the results from surveys that they conducted during the pandemic that investigated the impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training. Varo Kirthi, the Chair of the Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG) then shares with us an overview of the role of the OTG and its importance during these challenging times.
35:02
August 13, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The impact of COVID-19 on the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service (DRSS)
In this episode we hear from Nimish Shah, the regional diabetic screening lead for Bath and North East Somerset. He talks to us about how COVID-19 affected the running of the diabetic screening service.
19:22
July 29, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Virtual Consultations for Oculoplastics
In this episode we hear from Vidushi Golash, a trainee from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery about her experiences of setting up and running virtual consultations for Oculoplastics patients.
27:53
July 16, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: A Personal Account of PTSD Following Redeployment During COVID-19
In this episode we hear from Nada Burgess, a trainee from West-Midlands who shares her highly personal experience of suffering from PTSD following being deployed during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
25:57
July 1, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Medical Retina Service in Bradford
In this episode we spoke with Helen Devonport, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Bradford who shared her experience of how the COVID-19 crisis affected her medical retina service and the steps taken to ensure patients were kept safe.
27:40
June 18, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Everything You Wanted to Ask About Keratoconus But Were Too Afraid To Ask Part 2 of 2
In this episode we bring you the remaining interviews from what would have been the 'Everything you wanted to ask about keratoconus but were too afraid to ask’ at College Congress. This episode features four interviews with leading clinicians. Firstly we spoke with Riccardo Vinciguerra about corneal biomechanics. We then spoke with Damian Lake about surgical advances in keratoconus. Trusit Dave then gave us an overview of the use of contact lenses in keratoconus. To conclude the session we spoke with Sunil Shah who amongst other topics provided an overview regarding the management of keratoconus in children. 
01:11:40
June 4, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Content from College Congress Day 5
In the third episode we speak with Ankur Barua who would have chaired the session, ‘Everything you wanted to ask about keratoconus but were too afraid to ask’. Interviews with the other speakers from this symposium will be featured in the next episode of Eye to Eye.  We then spoke briefly with two abstract holders about their work.  Andrew Swampillai spoke about his paper, 'Confidence of UK ophthalmic trainees in managing posterior capsular rupture: results from a national Trainee Clinical Research Network survey'.  Rachel Healy spoke about her paper, 'Ten-year outcomes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, treated with anti-VEGF'
46:42
May 22, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Content from College Congress Day 4
In this special series of episodes we cover content from the Congress that would have been. In the fourth episode we speak with Mr. Mike Burdon, the current president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Mr. Bernie Chang, the incoming and newly elected president of our college.
17:42
May 21, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Content from College Congress Day 3
In this special series of episodes we cover content from the Congress that would have been. In the third episode we speak with Professor Uday Devgan, the founder of cataractcoach.com and renowned Ophthalmic educator. We discussed top tips for junior cataract surgeons and advice for maintaining your skills during extended periods without operating. We then spoke briefly with two abstract holders about their work. Chris Way spoke about his paper, 'Technician assisted glaucoma virtual review and triage: The eradication a glaucoma pending list in a large district general hospital'. Nick Maycock spoke about his paper, 'Real-world clinical effectiveness and safety of cyclosporine 0.1% eye drops in dry eye disease and severe keratitis: PERSPECTIVE Study 24-week interim analysis'.
41:50
May 20, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Content from College Congress Day 2
In this special series of episodes we cover content from the Congress that would have been. In the second episode Christina Rennie chairs her session entitled controversies in diabetic retinopathy. We then spoke briefly with three abstract holders about their work. Ketan Kapoor spoke about his paper, 'A clinical audit to evaluate an optometrist led rapid-access wet-AMD referral service'. Meriam Islam spoke about her paper, 'Home monitoring for patients with diabetic macula oedema: my doctor knows how I’m seeing every day'. Aidan Benson spoke about his paper, 'Ocular surface side-effects of novel biologic agent for the treatment of eczema, dupilumab: Real-world data from UK cohort'.
01:02:10
May 19, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Content from College Congress Day 1
In this special series of episodes we cover content from the Congress that would have been. In the first episode we hear from Professor Andrew Lotery who talked about the VICI study which evaluated the use of Eplerenone as a treatment for chronic central serous retinopathy (CSCR). He also shared some clinical pearls for the management of CSCR.  We then spoke briefly with three abstract holders about their work.  Conor Lyons spoke about his paper, 'A Retrospective Analysis of MicroPulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation'. Anna Song spoke about her paper, 'Keratoconus - is it reversible?'. Jasna Astalos spoke about her paper, 'Treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension with preservative-free tafluprost/timolol fixed-dose combination:12 week analysis (The VISIONARY Study)'.
51:20
May 17, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Prediction and Early Identification of Hydroxychloroquine Maculopathy
In this episode we spoke with Hani Hasan, an Ophthalmologist at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. We talked his work related to the prediction and early identification of hydroxychloroquine maculopathy.
26:21
May 11, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Views from an Ophthalmologist in the European epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic
In this episode, Aman Chandra, a consultant vitreo-retinal surgeon and the Awards and Scholarships Lead at the college spoke with Professor Mario Romano, a vitreo-retinal surgeon working in the epicentre of the European COVID19 crisis in Milan. This extensive interview discusses a wide range of topics in regard to the current pandemic including Professor Romano's recent publication, 'Facing COVID-19 in Ophthalmology Department' which is linked below. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02713683.2020.1752737
52:55
May 1, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Genetic Basis of Glaucoma
In this episode we spoke with Anthony Khawaja, a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. We talked about the genetic basis of glaucoma, genetic testing and personalising the management of glaucoma.
27:01
April 22, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: How is COVID-19 affecting Ophthalmologists in training?
In the latest episode of Eye to Eye, the podcast from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Miss Fiona Spencer, Chair of the Training Committee spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists in training.
18:13
March 27, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Trends in Microbial Keratitis and the RCOphth review service
In this episode we hear from Shokufeh Tavassoli who talked to us about her paper related to trends in microbial keratitis. We then spoke with Jonathan Baker, Quality Improvement Manager at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists who talked to us about the RCOphth's review service.
30:32
February 11, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Tips for National Recruitment for Ophthalmology 2020
In this special episode we hear with Sarah Maling, RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-Committee Chair, on the set-up for national recruitment into ophthalmic specialist training and some top tips for candidates preparing for their interviews in February. 
24:55
January 22, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The benefits of sight impairment registration and how to deal with workplace stress
Welcome to the brand new series of the Eye to Eye Podcast. Following our successful pilot series we’re bringing the podcast back for monthly episodes starting with Series 1 Episode 1 in which we hear from Daniel Williams, a patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa, on the benefits of sight impairment registration for patients and we delve into coping with workplace stress and burn-out in the NHS in discussion with Surgical Spirit podcast host, The Third Eye Doctor - Dr Haidar Al-Hakim. The College is keen to hear feedback on the podcast whether that’s suggestions for topics covered or requests to appear on the show. Email communications@rcophth.ac.uk with your suggestions or feedback.
33:08
January 6, 2020
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The impact of EyeSi virtual reality training on cataract surgery complication rates and who is eligible for a free sight test
This is the third episode of Eye to Eye, the podcast of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In this episode we have two interviews. Firstly we spoke with Mr. John Ferris, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Cheltenham. He spoke to us about his paper, 'The impact of EyeSi virtual reality training on complications rates of cataract surgery performed by first and second year trainees', as well as giving us an update of what to expect from the new skills courses and their debut at the College's Annual Congress in 2020. We then spoke with Miss. Preeti Sanghera, an Optometrist working at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She summarised which patients are eligible for free sight tests. The College is keen to hear feedback on the podcast whether that’s suggestions for topics covered or requests to appear on the show. Email communications@rcophth.ac.uk with any suggestions or feedback.
25:17
November 29, 2019
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: The Safety of Oil and Liquid devices in Vitreoretinal Surgery and the Newly Published Strategic Plan from the RCOphth
This is the second episode of Eye to Eye, the podcast of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In this episode we have two interviews. Firstly we speak with Mr. Aman Chandra a consultant Ophthalmologist from Southend who tells us about the use and safety of oil and liquid devices in vitreoretinal surgery. Secondly we speak with Mr. Mike Burdon, the president of the college who gives us an update regarding the newly published strategic plan from the college.
26:27
September 29, 2019
Eye to Eye Ophthalmology: Laser Pointer Maculopathy and Prescribing Trends in Glaucoma
This is the first episode of Eye to Eye, the podcast of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The first episode launches with two interviews recorded at the RCOphth Annual Congress in May and a special message from the Chair of the Ophthalmologists in Training Group, welcoming new trainees. We'll be hearing from Fahd Quhill, Consultant Ophthalmologist from Sheffield on his research into laser pointer retinal injuries followed by an interview with Jeff Hogg, a registrar from Newcastle who tells us about his work analysing prescribing trends in glaucoma.
28:55
July 28, 2019
Trailer
The first episode of Eye to Eye will be launching next week, on the 29th of July. We are really excited and hope you can join us. Search Eye to Eye on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify to listen and subscribe.
00:15
July 21, 2019