Past Events

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS

CET Event – Peer Review

By James Ball | September 18, 2019

CET Event, Wednesday 18th September – Peer Review We were delighted to hold our third peer discussion CET event on September 18th. We were joined by our three facilitators Alison Alderson, Michelle Le-Roche, and Ravi Naru who encouraged lively debate and discussion within their groups. The chosen cases were all based around patient management to … Read more

Higher order aberrations in optometry and ophthalmology

By James Ball | July 3, 2019

CET Event, Wednesday 3rd July – Higher order aberrations in optometry and ophthalmology Mr James Ball James presented an overview of the measurement and usefulness of higher order aberrations. The term “aberration” suggests that these imperfections in the focusing of an optical system always have a negative impact on image quality. Spherical aberration however, is something our … Read more

Scleral Contact Lenses

By James Ball | February 26, 2019

February 2019 CET event – Scleral Contact Lenses Mr Ken Pullum We were delighted to be able to welcome Ken Pullum to Custom Vision Clinic. Ken is a world leader in the field of scleral contact lenses and provided a comprehensive and entertaining update on the “state-of-the-art” of scleral contact lens fitting. This included a … Read more

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

By James Ball | November 26, 2018

Event Debrief: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Lecture This well-attended lecture looked at the aetiology, causes and predisposing factors of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Guidance was given on the presenting signs and symptoms to aid diagnosis within practice. Management and up to date treatment options were discussed along with referral guidelines to enable optometrists to communicate with and manage patients … Read more

Peer Review

By James Ball | September 17, 2018

Seventeen optometrists came along in September to discuss best practise and up to date guidance for patients. Several cases were deliberated. The first was a case of recent loss of near vision with anisocoria. The aim was to collaboratively decide on the possible causes of the pupil abnormality and discuss whether appropriate action was taken. … Read more

Lumps, Bumps and Lacrimation

By James Ball | July 4, 2018

Event Debrief: Lumps, Bumps and Lacrimation lecture 33 optometrists came along to hear Tom Fearnley focus on common benign and malignant eyelid lesions including BCC and SCC, and its surgical management (including MOHS’s surgery). There was a presentation that focused on the diagnosis and management of a patient with a watery eye which involved a … Read more

Bowcliffe Hall Yorkshire

Press Release: First Anniversary Party

By James Ball | May 16, 2018

The icing on the cake

Taking the decision to venture beyond the capital to set up a specialised eye clinic in Yorkshire was a risk, but one that has paid off handsomely. Ophthalmic surgeon Mr James Ball and his team – along with many happy customers – have just celebrated a fantastic first year at Custom Vision Clinic in Wetherby.

OCT in the High Street: Benefits and Responsibilities of Greater Diagnostic Power

By James Ball | May 15, 2018

Event Debrief: OCT in the High Street – benefits and responsibilities of greater diagnostic power lecture The aim of this CET lecture was to provide examples and scenarios of relevance to optometrists in practice to enable them to assess and interpret common ocular conditions and abnormalities on OCT scans. Current and future technology were discussed … Read more

Astigmatism Correction in Cataract Surgery

By James Ball | March 25, 2018

Event Debrief: Astigmatism correction in cataract surgery presentation Fifteen optometrists attended James’s presentation in March 2018. The lecture gave an overview of current technologies and treatment pathways which lead to the optimum post-operative results when treating astigmatic patients. Measurement and evidence for the effectiveness of different methods to measure corneal astigmatism were presented. Formulae for … Read more

Event Debrief: Update in Refractive Surgery

By James Ball | May 26, 2017

On 10 May 2017, Custom Vision Clinic hosted a lecture about the latest insights in refractive surgery. The event took place at the stunning location in The Blackburn Wing.

Update in Refractive Surgery

By James Ball | May 5, 2017

At this event for Optometrists, we’ll cover techniques in refractive surgery including Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) as a treatment option in myopia will be presented and discussed.

custom vision clinic launch

Event debrief: Custom Vision Clinic Launch event

By James Ball | March 22, 2017

On 08 March 2017, Custom Vision Clinic hosted our launch party at Bowcliffe Hall.

Current Surgical Management of Keratoconus

By James Ball | March 13, 2017

CET Event: Current Surgical Management of Keratoconus At this CET event for Optometrists, James Ball, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Custom Vision Clinic will share current knowledge about the surgical management of keratoconus. Keratoconus diagnosis forms one of the core competencies in optometric practice. Indeed optometrists are likely to be the first professionals to see a patient … Read more

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About our surgeons

Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.

Mr Jack Gormley | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB (Hons) FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic and York Teaching Hospital, where I lead the Corneal and Refractive service. I have completed over 2,000 surgical and laser eye procedures.