Dr Ayesha Karimi, Ophthalmology ST3 (pictured) was recently awarded the Best Poster at the 9th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery in Montreal, Canada.

The Scientific Committee presented her project the prize in recognition of its high scientific quality and advancement of current knowledge. The project was a multi-centre study looking at outcomes of a novel stent used to reduce intra-ocular pressure in patients with glaucoma; and was chosen from 87 posters presented by doctors from all over the globe.

Ayesha, an Ophthalmology trainee, said: “This work took a year and a half to complete and it’s great to receive recognition for it. We found new evidence on how choice of anaesthetic can affect intra-ocular pressure and define a unique way of describing postoperative management, which we hope other eye doctors will benefit from.

 “Surgeons such as Mr Dan Lindfield (Consultant Ophthalmologist, RSCH) and Pieter Gouws (Consultant Ophthalmologist, East Sussex) initiated the project and helped drive it to completion.”

 This award has helped RSCH in growing its reputation as a centre of excellence for glaucoma.

 The project has also recently been published in Eye, part of the Nature publishing group, one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in Ophthalmology.

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