Surgeons, nurses, trainees and researchers from around the country gathered on the 9th May 2019 at the Richard Desmond Paediatric Ophthalmology Hospital, for the head & neck and oculoplastic collaborative research summit.
The event showcased pioneering research on past, current and upcoming studies from top consultants and researchers.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr David Verity, presented the benefits of additional preoperative local anaesthesia with general anaesthesia in dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.
Additionally an on-going trial on the use of hilotherm cooling therapy in adnexal surgery, and other potential research ideas aimed to improve the treatments of patients with eye-related diseases were presented.
In whole, opportunities for NFORC and BOPSS to collaborate in projects were expressed where they can now put all their resources together to expand on the knowledge in maxillofacial and oculoplastic topics.
We appreciate all the work that Dr Priscilla Mathewson and Mr David Verity have done in organising this research summit, and we look forward to strengthening our collaboration with BOPSS.