For healthcare professionals

Start: 19:30 30th June 2022
End: 20:30 30th June 2022


Speaker: Mr Ankur Barua

In this session Mr Barua discusses the key considerations in pre and post-surgical care to achieve the optimal outcomes in ocular surgery.

Mr Barua is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in complex corneal, refractive and cataract surgery based in Birmingham Midland Eye Centre (BMEC). The ability to work closely with other specialists especially in other areas such as glaucoma, vitreoretinal and oculoplastics allows him to manage highly complex and challenging cases. As honorary consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital he also is part of the regional paediatric corneal service. He trained in the Northwest region of the UK, followed by an advanced Cornea and Refractive fellowship in East Grinstead. Mr Barua is heavily involved in teaching for ophthalmologists, medical students, primary care, and allied health professionals. He is honoured to be an active member of the BCLA Council, takes part in research and has presented in national and international meetings.

1 Interactive CPD Point has been approved via the GOC (General Optical Council) for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians

1 Interactive CPD Point has been approved via the RCO (Royal College of Ophthalmologists) for Ophthalmologists



Practitioners will be able to understand the importance of coexisting ocular/ systemic issues which can influence the result of surgery (s.5)
Practitioners will be able to understand the importance of accurate measurements through a variety of clinical tests and the importance of these measurements prior to surgery and post surgery (s.7)
Practitioners will have an understanding of the structure of the tear film and ocular surface in relation to surgical outcomes. (s.5)


Practitioners will be able to advise patients the importance of coexisting ocular / systemic diseases in relation to the surgery and outcomes (s.2)



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