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Save the date – BOPSS Virtual AGM

Save the date BOPSS Virtual AGM 19:00 Thursday 25th June 2020 In light of current circumstances and the cancellation of our meeting in Oxford this year, we have decided to conduct our Annual General Meeting remotely via the Zoom app. The agenda for the AGM, minutes of last year’s meeting and BOPSS Code of conduct exec summary can all be found at: https://www.bopss.co.uk/members-area/bopss-2020-agm/ (you need to be logged in to view this) Questions can be submitted online up to 2 weeks prior to the event https://www.bopss.co.uk/members-area/agm-questions/ Themes will [...]

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 [...]

Covid-19; high risk patients.

The AoMRC has requested that BOPSS remind members that we may be the primary physician for patients who are at high risk of increased morbidity and mortality from COVID-19  (1). These patients are being asked to consider complete self-isolation – or shielding – for their own safety. A template letter (2) which can be sent to such patients and the information sent out by NHSE (3) is available. Additional information can be found on the AoMRC website https://www.aomrc.org.uk/covid-19-clinical/ (1) AoMRC letter to clinicians (2) [...]

BOPSS Oxford meeting postponed to August 2021

We are in extraordinary times and in view of government advice, grim prognostications and the need for common sense, the Exec has made a decision to postpone the Oxford meeting to 4th – 6th August 2021. This is because of financial pressures (which can be mitigated by moving rather than cancelling the meeting) and in acknowledgement of the huge amount of work done by the Oxford organising team over the past few months. Our choice of the possible dates [...]

Situation regarding Covid-19 for BOPSS 2021 meeting

Given the escalating situation we have now decided to postpone the Oxford Meeting until 2021. Further details will be sent to members and delegates. Thank you for your support and we hope you can attend next year. It will be an exceptional meeting, in all senses of the word. Updated 20/3/2020 more info for delegates here

Eyelid Surgery for Thyroid Eye Disease

Through BOPSS, Rebecca Ford and her team completed a UK survey on the provision of eyelid surgery for patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). The conclusions were presented at the 2019 BOPSS meeting. Provision for this surgery varies depending on the individual CCGs. Before approval is obtained for eyelid surgery, however, most patients will have had to apply for individual funding requirements (IFR), secured prior approval (PA) or met the criteria for a planned procedure with a threshold (PPPwT). These approvals [...]

Retrobulbar Hyaluronidase to reverse CRAO following injection of facial fillers

Retrobulbar Hyaluronidase to reverse CRAO following injection of facial fillers. The consensus is both in review and animal studies1-8 that, as yet, there is not conclusive evidence to support this treatment. Only a limited number of case reports and theoretical proposals have been recorded in support of the technique9,10. Thus, it is our advice that ophthalmology units do not need to be equipped to provide an emergency retrobulbar hyaluronidase service. Best practice dictates that all practitioners should be aware of [...]

Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)

The Mohs Service Guidance and Standards (updated January 2020) have now been published and are available to download using the link below. Mohs Micrographic Surgery Services Guidance and Standards

Call for Members of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics

A joint post between the College and BOPSS has been announced on The Royal College of Ophthalmologists website https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/about/college-roles/ Role Member of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics Summary Use your expertise to influence the scientific standards and practice of ophthalmology. Join the College’s Scientific Committee to promote and advise on scientific research and innovation, support educational and academic meetings and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines in ophthalmology. For more information please see the job description here. Applications should be submitted via the rcophth.ac.uk website application [...]

Important dates BOPSS 2021

BOPSS 2021, Oxford Wednesday 4th  – Friday 6th August 2021 Venue: Keble College Oxford The BOPSS Meeting will take place at Keble College, Oxford, situated in the city centre. Deadlines Registration opens – 4th Jan Abstract submission opens – 4th Jan Abstract submission closes – 16th April (end of Friday) Notification of review panel – 30th April Early registration closes noon – 4th June Schedule August 3rd 2021 – Cycling in the Cotswolds August 3rd 2021 eve – Punting on the Thames August 4th 2021 – “Updates Day” August 4th 2021 eve – [...]