BOPSS Presidential Election result

As the returning officer for the recent Presidential Elections it gives me great pleasure to announce that the next President of BOPSS will be Colin Vize. Colin takes up his post following the AGM in Oxford 2023.Many thanks to all who participated in the election process and congratulations to Colin.Miss Carole JonesReturning Officer BOPSS Immediate Past President

The role of rehabilitation in facial palsy by Helen Martin, Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist. Facial Palsy Service, Whitson Hospital Merseyside

For those with an interest in this area, systemic literature review has now been published in Clinical Rehabilitation - link below and a full text PDF available Victoria Hospital colleauges, East Grinstead have also recently had the following paper published – link below and full text PDF avaialable response to the increasingly international membership base of Facial Therapy Specialists and the Covid-19 pandemic, an online course has been developed to enhance the education of professionals in the conservative management of facial...

Submissions are open for RCOphth ‘Inspire’ Oculoplastics program

The new RCOphth ‘Inspire’ online learning platform is launching soon, and will provide education on all aspects of ophthalmology with free access to all RCOphth members. Oculoplastics is one of the core programs and submissions are now open for materials. We are looking for all types of materials, especially:Recorded presentations Surgical teaching videos Interesting cases Educational articles Quizzes and study questionsFind out more about the platform and how to submit at or contact the editorial team:Sonali Nagendran-...

International Symposium on Wartime Ophthalmic Trauma

BOPSS is proud to provide partnership support to the first on-line International Symposium on Wartime Ophthalmic Trauma, organised by ASOPRS. The meeting is on May 7, 2022, with costs generously covered by ASOPRS. It will be a 2-hour session starting at 5pm CEST (8am PST / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST / IST 2030). The registration link is HERE and we encourage our members to join this inaugural meeting.

BOPSS 2022, Manchester. 15th – 17th June 2022

Save the date. BOPSS face to face in Manchester: 15th -17th June 2022 BOPSS is looking forward to its first face to face meeting in over two years! The team at Manchester have put together a fantastic programme with some excellent speakers for us. Registration and abstract submission are now open. Please note that this is a face to face meeting and there is no option to register virtually. As ever, BOPSS follows and implements the UK Government’s guidance on...

Tomorrow’s consultants today

BOPSS would like to recognise that our trainees have had very little chance to present to a national audience in the last 18 months. In view of this the emphasis of our virtual meeting will be for our trainees to take the podium. The Executive has organised a one hour virtual showcase on 05th November 2021 which is free for attendees. Find out more at

Multi-disciplinary Oculoplastics – Bringing you the Best

This symposium is a joint-venture between the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and BOPPS. We hope to showcase updates in lacrimal, orbital and oculoplastic surgery including reconstructive and aesthetic elements. We will also focus on multidisciplinary collaboration which is so important within our specialty. We have speakers from our own specialty and from multidisciplinary teams contributing. The topics covered include updates on new techniques and treatments, interesting cases and promoting best practice using a multidisciplinary approach. Organised and chaired by...

Oxford meeting postponed until July 2023

In view of government advice and lockdown into late Spring 2021, the Executive has made a decision to postpone the Oxford meeting until July 2023. The 2022 BOPSS meeting will take place in Manchester as originally planned.The Executive is pleased to announce that BOPSS will be jointly organising with the College an oculoplastics seminar chaired by Vickie Lee on 24th June 2021. BOPSS will be organising a webinar in November 2021 with more details to follow shortly.

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...