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Microsurgical skills

Develop your skills in periocular, cornea and cataract surgery

This practical course is held 13-15 October, and is suitable for medical residents and ophthalmic registrars interested in developing their surgical skills.

The University of Sydney is offering a short course in microsurgical skills for ophthalmology. The course is suited to junior doctors considering a career in ophthalmology, non-training or pre-vocational eye registrars, and first-year vocational training registrars. This course will provide you with the foundational skills necessary to advance your surgical skills in periocular, skin and cataract surgery.

Ten hours of online lectures are followed by a three day intensive practical at the Sight for Life Laboratory on the Sydney Hospital campus. A team of consultants, senior registrars and fellows from Australia, New Zealand and the UK supervise the wet labs and workshops with a staff to student ratio of 3:1.

Key information
Date Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th October, 2022
Location Sight for Life Training Laboratory, Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie St, North Block, Level 2 Sydney NSW 2000
Suitable for Medical residents and ophthalmic registrars.
  • Mr Nigel Cox, Consultant Ophthalmologist, UK
  • Dr Con Petsoglou, University of Sydney
  • Dr Graham Wilson, University of Otago
Cost $2,500 plus GST 
Click here to register. Places are strictly limited to 20 students and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If the course becomes full, the registration link will not work. Please email to be added to the waiting list and you will be advised if a place becomes available.

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Sydney Eye Hospital