SWOS membership is available to all career grade ophthalmologists working in the South West of England and South Wales. Ophthalmologists in training grades are eligable for Associate Membership.

SWOS Meetings

SWOS Meetings for 2019 were:  

  • SWOS Friday 7th June 2019.  Location - Bath.
  • SWOS Friday 15th November  2019 Run by Swansea. PLEASE NOTE: This is run by Swansea but was actually held at the Clifton Pavilion in Bristol where we usually hold the November meeting.
  • Extra Exeter Meeting The Great Hall, Exeter University, 8:30am to 5:30pm 4th October 2019 Run By The West of England Eye Unit


Ophthalmology Section of Cretan Medical Society, 20/6/2019 - 23/6/2019, at Heraklion Crete.

SWOS Bristol meeting – Friday 15th November 2019

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Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo gardens
             Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HH

Start and registration 9:00 - 9.30 and coffee
9.30 - 11.00 Research Presentations - Trainees.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee / Trade Stand

11.30 - 12.30  Mike Burdon – President of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch                                                                                                                    

13.30 - 14.15 “Corneal Tattoo for dysphotopsia following Laser Iridotomy” – A new innovative method. Speaker is Mr Mario Saldanha

14.30 - 15.15 Update on CXL protocols and research findings of structure of the keratoconic cornea”. Speaker is Dr Sally Hayes

15.30 - 16.00 Tea break
16.00 - 16.15 Trainee Prize Award

16.15 - 17.15 “Corneal tissue engineering in 3D and 4D – taking corneal research to a whole new dimension” with Dr Ricardo N Gouveia

17.15 - Close.


South West Ophthalmological Society Meeting Bath 7th June 2019

Venue: Tracy Park Golf & Country Hotel
Bath Road, Wick, BS30 5RN

Topics include:

  • Update on lamellar corneal surgery
  • Modern glaucoma tube surgery
  • Non-surgical management of keratoconus
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery update
  • National datasets in refractive surgery
  • Anti-vegf’s – up to date practice


The latest version of the programme is available here »

National speakers include:

  • Mr Keith Barton  -  Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Mr Kieren Darcy  -  Bristol Eye Hospital
  • Mr Bruce Allan -  Moorfields Eye Hospital

Extra Exeter Meeting The Great Hall, Exeter University, 8:30am to 5:30pm 4th October 2019

The West of England Eye Unit is planning an annual regional meeting in Exeter on 4th of October 2019. I am inviting you to please register your interest to enable us to make catering and other arrangements by emailing Miranda Pihama (miranda.pihama@nhs.net).

The conference theme has already generated very good interest in the region and we have been given 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

We are very pleased that Prof Eyal Banin, Jerusalem, Israel;  Baroness Susan Greenfield, University of Oxford; Ms Rumana Hussain, University of Liverpool; Mr Omar Mahroo, Moorfields Eye Hospital; Prof Stephan Michels, Zurich, Switzerland; Prof Tunde Peto, Queen’s University Belfast, have agreed to be speakers.  All the speakers are very well known in their fields internationally.

Dietary Requirements

Please let us know if you have a specific dietary requirement such as food allergy or gluten free.

Vegetarian food will be available.

Best method of payment for registration is by cheque made payable to: The West of England Eye Infirmary or by Bank Transfer:

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Yours sincerely

Hirut von Lany
Consultant Ophthalmologist
West of England Eye Unit

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