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Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery (ISBCS) – a strategy for safer Covid recovery?
We are facing significant capacity challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic. We need to plan restoration of cataract surgery whilst dealing with the challenges of COVID transmission prevention. This has led to some surgeons and units reconsidering the role of immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) and whether this can help to reduce risks associated with multiple visits and to optimise and streamline services. For others, this procedure remains controversial and there is concern about putting patients at an unacceptable level of risk. There is also debate about when and how this should be offered to patients in light of the 2017 NICE guidance on adult cataract and more recent advice on consent and any requirement to inform patients about all available options. The College is developing a rapid advice guidance document on this subject jointly with UKISCRS. The RCOphth is running a free 90 minute webinar to discuss the role of ISBCS for COVID recovery and the longer term, hearing from those who have experience of delivering this care, and those who will discuss the potential risks and downsides. Chaired by Philip Bloom, President, UKISCRS.
18.00 – 18.05 Introduction, Bernie Chang, President RCOphth
18.05 – 18.15 Rationale for new guidance, Philip Bloom
18.15 – 18.25 The Dutch ISBCS RCT and European perspective, Rudy Nuijts, President ESCRS
18.25 – 18.35 The Scottish NHS experience of ISBCS, Andrew Pyott, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
18.35 – 18.45 The UK ISBCS experience and financial and efficiency implications, David Spalton, International Board, Optical Express
18.45 – 18.55 When is ISBCS not appropriate? Evelyn Mensah, Clinical Lead for Outpatient Transformation London
18.55 – 19.25 Discussion with panel and questions, speakers and Melanie Hingorani Chair Professional Standards, RCOphth, Declan Flanagan Vice-President RCOphth & Jonathan Bhargava Cataract workforce lead, RCOphth
19.25 – 19.30 Round up/conclusions

Jun 22, 2020 06:00 PM in London

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