Optic UK wish the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress delegates and supporting Optic UK companies a successful virtual congress on the 5th & 6th July 2021.

RCOphth Congress 2021 was a fully virtual meeting with the same programme of parallel sessions for the first three days and the subspeciality day on Thursday.

It was a truly global event with international attendees from 22 countries. 

The OPIC (UK) Lecture - 'AI to guide therapy in AMD' - took place on Wednesday 26 May 2021
Delivered by Professor Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Eye Hospital, Vienna, Austria

The College thank the following companies for the sponsorship of the Virtual Congress

Bausch and Lomb
BVI Medical
Haag Streit
MISS Ophthalmics
Thea Pharmaceuticals

Optic (UK )is sad to announce the death of Ron Bentley, who played a big role in the foundation years of OPTIC (UK)’s and latterly as Treasurer.

Ron will be remembered for his contribution to the industry, OPTIC (UK) and his amazing stories which were always told with such humour and enthusiasm. 

Our thoughts are with his wife and family.


As has been seen in all other medical specialities no 'Live' exhibitions have taken place for many months. However, OPTIC (UK) has been working very closely behind the scenes with the AEO (Association of Event Organisers) AEV (Association of Event Venues) and ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association). They have launched the "All Secure Standard' which is a framework of COVID-19 industry and best practice guidance for business events and consumers shows which take place in conference and exhibition centres. OPTIC (UK) will now be working towards the 'All Secure Standard' more information on the standard can be found here


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