Carbon Sustainable Ophthalmology

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:00 - 12:00

A satellite event of the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2012, Carbon Sustainable Ophthalmology will explore how we can develop low Carbon Eye care pathways.

Co-chaired by:

  • Mr Andy Cassels-Brown, Consultant in Community Ophthalmology, Leeds
  • Dr Aditi Das MBChB BSc, Ophthalmic Public Health Trainee, Leeds


11:00-11:05: Introduction to Sustainability    Dr Aditi Das

11:05-11.20: Why is sustainability important in today's NHS?   Dr Ruth Passman (NHS Sustainable Development Unit)

11.20-11:30: Eye Care for Carbon: More questions than answers     Mr Andy Cassels-Brown 

11.30-11.40: Developing sustainable pathways within eye care   Mr John Somner (Ophthalmology Registrar) 

11.40-11.50: Carbon Footprint of Cataract surgery   Mr Dan Morris (Consultant Ophthalmologist)

11.50-12.00 Opportunities for carbon reduction in Ophthalmology  Dr Frances Mortimer (Centre for Sustainable Healthcare)

12.00-12.10: Glaucoma Referral Refinement     Gok Ratnarajan (Glaucoma Fellow)

12.10-12.20: Role of the Pharmaceutical industry    Optic UK


  • How can we develop low Carbon Eye care pathways?
  • What can I do to reduce my carbon footprint?
  • Practicalities of setting up a green Ophthalmology fellowship

Outputs from this workshop will be circulated in College News


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