School of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology is a rapidly evolving specialty with established techniques such as cataract surgery having a great influence on quality of life, and newer techniques such as treatments for macular degeneration, which have a large impact on visual disability in society. It offers a career where helping both children and adults can be part of every day practice, where research opportunities are great and where there is considerable interaction with colleagues in a wide range of Specialties.
The Peninsula Deanery training programme provides excellent teaching and training in the beautiful environment of the South West of England. The training available is comprehensive and of a very high standard, supported by the latest technologies to deliver excellent outcomes.
You will be encouraged and supported through structured teaching programmes and well-established advanced sub-specialty training opportunities within the region. The Deanery is committed to supporting trainees and preparing them thoroughly for Consultant posts.
The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has enriched the teaching and training environment in the region. The Eye Surgery Simulator in Torbay will give you the best possible start to a career as an intra-ocular surgeon.
The ‘run through’ training programme will take you to a CCT in Ophthalmology in seven years. The curriculum is available at http://curriculum.rcophth.ac.uk. All Ophthalmic sub-specialties are covered in the training years.
2012 GMC Trainee Survey Results - Ophthalmology - South West Peninsula (click here)
EyeSi Intraocular Surgery Simulator (click here)
SWORD (South West Ophthalmic Research and Development)
SWORD is a group of dedicated consultant and trainee ophthalmologists working in the South West Peninsula Deanery. It was formed with the aim of bringing together like minded and enthusiastic individuals to promote innovative teaching methods and research in the region. For furthe information please click on the link below: -
The Peninsula Deanery has 6 centres that provide training in Ophthalmology:
The two teaching Hospitals:
Royal Eye Infirmary, Plymouth (Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
and four District General Hospitals:
Torbay Hospital (South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust)
Click here for a map of the South West Peninsula region.