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UK eye surgeries live-streamed to Italian conference

Around 100 trainee doctors had the chance to see two Manchester Royal Eye Hospital surgeons perform viteoretinal procedures

Delegates to an Italian conference had the chance to view live-streamed footage of specialist eye surgeries performed by two UK surgeons.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital consultant ophthalmologists and viteoretinal surgeons, Felipe Dhawahir-Scala and Niall Patton, each performed viteoretinal procedures during the E-Learning Ocular Surgery conference held in Milan.

Mr Dhawahir-Scala treated a patient who suffered a dislocated intraocular lens in an accident.

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital patient’s vision was restored following the removal of the dislocated lens and its replacement with a retro pupillary clipped lens.

Mr Dhawahir-Scala emphasised that the five-day conference was a good opportunity to share learning and techniques with hundreds of other retinal surgeons.

Mr Patton performed a second live-streamed surgery involving a complex retinal detachment in a 75-year-old patient.

Image credit: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust