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Eye to Eye Podcast

The College works in collaboration with the Ophthalmologists in Training Group to produce a bi-monthly podcast. The podcast features interviews with researchers on recent papers, analysis of the latest developments in ophthalmology and updates from the College.

Eye to Eye is hosted by ophthalmology trainee Sunil Mamtora and features ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals sharing their knowledge from around the world.

Download and listen to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts, search RCOphth to find it!

Read about the launch of the pilot series here.

Want to suggest a topic or appear on the podcast?

The College is keen to hear feedback on the podcast whether that’s suggestions for topics covered or requests to appear on the show. Email [email protected] with any suggestions or feedback.

Listen to the podcast here:

Special Episode: COVID 19 and the impact on trainees

In the latest episode of Eye to Eye, Miss Fiona Spencer, Chair of the Training Committee spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists in training.

Series 1, Episode 2
In this episode we hear from Shokufeh Tavassoli who talked to us about her paper related to trends in microbial keratitis. We then spoke with Jonathan Baker, Quality Improvement Manager at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists who talked to us about the RCOphth’s review service.

Special Episode: Tips for National Recruitement for Ophthalmology 2020 

In this special episode we hear with Sarah Maling, RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-Committee Chair, on the set-up for national recruitment into ophthalmic specialist training and some top tips for candidates preparing for their interviews in February.

Series 1, Episode 1

Welcome to the brand new series of the Eye to Eye Podcast. Following our successful pilot series we’re bringing the podcast back for monthly episodes starting with Series 1 Episode 1 in which we hear from Danieal Williams, a patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa, on the benefits of sight impairment registration for patients and we delve into coping with workplace stress and burn-out in the NHS in discussion with Surgical Spirit podcast host, The Third Eye Doctor – Dr Haidar Al-Hakim.

Pilot Series (2019)

Episode 3 

In this third episode of the Eye to Eye podcast from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Sunil Mamtora speaks to John Ferris about the College’s new surgical skills courses and Preeti Sanghera, an Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, about patient eligibility for free sight tests.

Episode 2

In this second episode of the Eye to Eye podcast from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists we hear from Aman Chandra about the use of silicone oils in ophthalmology and RCOphth President, Mike Burdon, introduces the College’s new strategic plan.

Episode 1 

This is the first episode of Eye to Eye, the Podcast of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The podcast launches with two interviews recorded at the RCOphth Annual Congress in May and a special message from the Chair of the Ophthalmologists in Training Group, welcoming new trainees. We’ll be hearing from Fahd Quhill, Consultant Ophthalmologist from Sheffield on his research into laser pointer retinal injuries followed by an interview with Jeff Hogg, a registrar from Newcastle who tells us about his work analysing prescribing trends in glaucoma.