OPTIC (UK) has been advised that the 2020 104th Oxford Ophthalmlogical Congress has been cancelled. The 104th Congress will now run in 2021. More information can be found here

OPTIC (UK) has been informed by The Royal College of Ophthamologists that in response to official advice & monitoring of the COVID19 outbreak, they have cancelled this years congress which was due to take place at the ICC, Birmingham. OPTIC (UK) can also confirm that the concurrent industry exhibition will also not take place.

More information can be found on the RCOphth website, please click here

The 2021 RCOphth Congress will be 24th-27th May 2021 and will take place at the ACC in Liverpool.

Dan Morris from the Sustainability Working Group thanked Optic UK for supporting them following an interesting presentation on sustainability. 


The 2019 Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (OOC) took place  8th - 10th July 2019 with the commercial exhibition, which was organised by OPTIC UK on 8th and 9th July 2019  in the Randolph Hotel, Oxford.  There was compliamentary lunch and refreshments for all delegates courtesy of the exhibiting companies. The Oxford Scientific venue was The New Theatre for the programme and poster display.

The following companies exhibited at the OOC:

Alimeria Sciences, Altacor, Altomed, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer, Blink Medical, Carleton, Farmigia Ophthalmics, Glaukos, Haag-Streit, Heidelberg Engineering, Keeler, Kestrel, Lenstec (Barbados) Inc, Litechnica, M.I.S.S. Mainline Instruments Ltd, Medicom Healthcare Ltd, Nu-Vision Biotherapies, Santen, SC Optic, Sigmacon UK, Spectrum, Thea, Topcon, Visufarma

For more information on the congress please click here

In 2019, the RCOphth Annual Congress took place in Glasgow for the first time in 20 years. The Congress was hosted at SEC, Glasgow.  Futher information can be found here

Eponymous Lecturers

Edridge Green Lecture

Professor David Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology/ Director of the Centre for Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Western Australia.


Duke Elder Lecture

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, Professor of Ophthalmology at Imperial College London delivered the 2019 Duke Elder Lecture.


Keeler Lecture

Professor Robert MacLaren, Oxford Eye Hospital gave the Keeler Lecture.


OPTIC (UK) Lecture

Professor Anthony Moore, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital gave the Optic UK Lecture.



Companies who exhibited at The RCOphth Congress 2019 last year were:

ABEHR, Alcon, Alimera Sciences

Allergan, Altacor, Altomed

Bausch & Lomb, Bayer, Birmingham Optical

Blink Medical, Butterflies Healthcare, Carleton

Chiesi, Daybreak medical, Eye News

Glaukos, Grafton, Graham Layton Trust

Haag-Streit, Heidelberg Engineering

Instinctive, Johnson & Johnson

Keeler, Kestrel, Leica

Litechnica, M.I.S.S. Mainline

Novartis, Nu-Vision, Ocusoft

Optos, Rayner, Santen

Santhera, SC Optic, Scope Ophthalmics

Sigmacon, Spectrum, Stat One

Thea, Topcon, Visufarma