The Duke of York, Patron, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, attended the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Congress in Liverpool on 22 May, 2018.
HRH addressed the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool. The Duke spoke of the value that Ophthalmologists provide to the NHS compared with the investment, and praised the cohort for their work in reducing the number of people registered as blind in the United Kingdom year on year.
HRH had an opportunity to meet exhibitors showcasing groundbreaking technologies in saving sight. One of the exhibitors, Bausch and Lomb, presented their new cataract operation equipment that will start carrying out some of the 400,000 cataract operations conducted in the UK every year in 2018. Aclon showed The Duke of York 3D surgical equipment that allows the whole surgical team to view the procedure from the perspective of the surgeon.
Before departing, HRH met with trainees and those involved in the Vision 2020 Links programme.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has over 3,500 members worldwide and develops education, training and exam programme for doctors wishing to specialise in ophthalmology.
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