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A Christmas Missive

In the year which long promised the hope of eradication of preventable eye disease across the world, 2020 has been overshadowed by the effects of the respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2. The pandemic has profoundly affected us all, our ability to serve our patients, to teach the next generation of doctors, and, for BOPSS, the ability to run our annual meetings. Although the UK’s national vaccination program is underway, the recent emergence of a more virulent strain of virus, dubbed B117, means [...]

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Paediatric Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis Pathways

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy were very grateful for the comments from BOPSS members and have invited BOPSS to be a stakeholder in this pathway that has now been published. Thanks again to all our members who participated in this consultation. Many of your comments have been incorporated into the final pathway. https://bsac.org.uk/paediatricpathways/preseptal-orbital-cellulitis.php  

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“Six of the Best” BOPSS Webinar – 15th October 2020

BOPSS warmly welcomes you to its first virtual symposium. This will take place on Thursday 15th October 2020 between 6pm and 8pm. As ever, BOPSS is being innovative and we are hosting “Six of the Best” where 6 members representing the breadth of our membership talk on six subjects to share six pearls from their experiences The meeting will take place on zoom and is FREE. Access to the meeting will be given nearer the time following registration. More info here [...]

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Thyroid Eye Services Directory

BOPSS has been working closely with TEAMeD to implement TEAMeD-5. The aim is to increase awareness among clinicians and patients of the importance of prevention, diagnosis and prompt referral of patients with Thyroid Eye Disease. A directory has been created to give information about thyroid eye services in different regions of the UK. This information is intended to assist healthcare professionals making referrals for their patients with this condition. BOPSS does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy [...]

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Research Opportunity in Auckland

Clinician/researcher to join our team in Auckland for a PhD programme based around thyroid eye disease research. Role: We are inviting expressions of interest for a Thyroid Eye Disease MD/PhD project based at the Eye clinic, Auckland District Health Board and Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, New Zealand National Eye Centre. An ideal candidate would have at least two years of medical and/or ophthalmology research experience and evidence of basic research aptitude e.g. scientific publication(s) in the international peer-reviewed [...]

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Electrocautery as an Aerosol generating Procedure

Whilst electrocautery is not listed in the widely published lists of AGP, in some experimental models electrocautery has been demonstrated to generate aerosols. In view of this Members should consider employing some form of smoke extraction and wear PPE appropriate for AGP when using electrocautery.   Useful supporting links and documents: Clinical evidence-based review and recommendations of aerosol generating medical procedures in otolaryngology –head and neck surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic Andrew Thamboo1, Jane Lea, Doron D. Sommer, Leigh Sowerby, Arman Abdalkhani, Christopher [...]

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With great sadness, we announce the passing of our colleague Tony Tyers

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must let you know of the passing of our colleague Tony Tyers. As many of you will know, Tony bore a progressive illness over the past few years with characteristic strength, resilience, and commitment both to his family and his work. He was a great teacher, a towering authority in ophthalmology, and a true friend to us all. Amongst his many contributions, Tony will be remembered for his [...]

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Update Guidance on Infection Risk and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Oculoplastic Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This document is advisory and individual clinicians must assess each case in light of local policy and equipment availability. Only urgent oculoplastic procedures which cannot be delayed should be performed during the current crisis. PPE Recommendations for Oculoplastics Surgery In line with PHE’s advice the following PPE is appropriate in any oculoplastic procedure; Fluid repellent surgical gown Disposable gloves Eye protection and face shield Fluid resistant face mask i.e. a surgical mask (Type IIr)   PPE for High Risk, Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) For procedures which [...]

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Welcome to BOPSS – The British Oculoplastic Surgery Society

The Society was founded in 2000 by Ophthalmic Surgeons who have training and experience in the highly specialized field of Oculoplastic and Oculo-Facial surgery.

BOPSS currently has over 160 full members along with trainees and international associate members. There is a highly successful annual meeting which includes an update course and scientific meeting, with delegates attending from all over the world.

The purpose of BOPSS is to advance the education, research and quality of care in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, the surrounding facial areas, orbits and lacrimal system (collectively known as Oculoplastic Surgery).

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