West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

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Cadaveric Advanced Complex Squint Course

We offer excellent ‘hands on’ Ophthalmology courses in our state of the art facility, the world class West Midlands Surgical Training Centre.

Offering hands-on training in the heart of the UK is key to our success.

Course Introduction

There is little opportunity to perform complex squint surgery as a trainee or junior consultant except on patients.

The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity to perform complex surgery on cadaver eyes which simulates closely the behaviour of the live tissue without fear of complications.

This course is aimed at ophthalmologists who are already competent in simple horizontal squint surgery and who wish to improve their surgical skills on complex squints.

  • Superior oblique under and over actions
  • Redo squint surgery
  • Inferior oblique under and over actions
  • Long standing horizontal squint requiring fixation sutures
  • Convergence excess requiring Fadenisation (posterior fixation sutures)         the Scott procedure
  • Vertical squint involving the superior rectus/ inferior rectus adjustable sutures
  • Nerve palsies requiring transposition surgery

Help and Guidance

Most courses are designed for surgeons, students or allied health professionals working in a particular specialty and/or at a particular stage in their careers. All course web pages include details of the appropriate specialties and training levels. (See above)

If you’re outside of these criteria or if in doubt, you should discuss the course with your assigned educational supervisor and if they think that it’s appropriate for you to attend please enquire via our contact us page.

What is my eligibility as an overseas candidate?

If you are not in a UK training post and are unsure of the level to which your knowledge and experience would correspond, please contact us.

What happens if book onto course and I am told that I am unsuitable?

It is your responsibility to ensure you are eligible for the relevant course before registration. If your experience is below the required level, we reserve the right to withdraw you from the course without compensation.

Certificates are issued approximately 2 weeks (often sooner) after your course via PDF.

This allows you time to complete the online evaluation; which closes after 1 week of your course.

Certificates of attendance will not be issued after this time.

Certificates are not provided to course observers or to delegates who have not completed the course.

Have you changed email? Has the centre got your correct contact details?

If you did not complete online feedback within 1 week of the course (and thus did not trigger the certificate process) you will not receive a certificate.

Unfortunately if more than 1 week has elapsed and you have not submitted your feedback, your certificate will not be available.

If within this time frame please request a duplicate via our contact us page.

After any course you should complete feedback, your evaluation as a participant is an essential course requirement, enabling us to maintain the quality of courses we offer and help to improve future sessions

All feedback is conducted anonymously; names are only used to validate the responses
Completing online feedback links to our database and is a key trigger for the issue of certificates, if applicable for your course.

You should complete online feedback as soon as possible after your course and within 1 week of the end of the course when the online feedback will close.

Complete the online feedback even if you have not attended an individual element of the course or failed part of your course.

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On behalf of the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre and our Faculty, we wish to extend our thanks for your commitment to making our educational event so successful.

Your generous contribution to our training events, be it financial or with equipment contributions, has made our vision for world class training a reality.

As we continue to grow as a Centre, please know that partnerships with our sponsors is vital to our success.

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Meet The Faculty

West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

Visiting academic

Warwick University

2012 – Present (4 years)


Consultant Ophthalmologist

University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire


2000 – Present (16 years)Coventry Warwickshire

Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Adult ocular motility
Lead in undergraduate education for ophthalmology
Core curriculum Lead
Educational Supervisor/ personal tutor