ESCRS - Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Advanced FEBOS-CR Exam/ Diploma (Cataract and Refractive Surgery)

The FEBOS-CR Examination

FEBOS-CR has been developed by the EBO and ESCRS to certify the expertise and advanced knowledge of experienced cataract and refractive surgeons. Successful candidates earn the right to use the post-nominal title FEBOS-CR to show they:

  • hold a superior theoretical and practical knowledge
  • can deal with more challenging cases and a complex case mix
  • appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine, and its purpose in developing scientific knowledge and clinical practice of the subspecialty
  • are, or have the ambition to become, trainers and leaders in the cataract and refractive surgery subspecialty

Candidates must therefore be independent surgeons with a varied case mix who regularly deal with complex situations, and who are willing to be challenged by having their expertise and theoretical knowledge tested by a rigorous theoretical examination and interviews with some of the opinion leaders in European and worldwide ophthalmology.

FEBOS-CR Exam returning 2023, applications opening December 2022.

Free online learning platform for ESCRS members

ESCRS iLearn

ESCRS iLearn is an online learning platform free for ESCRS members. There are 22 courses available, offering nearly 50 hours of content covering visual optics, cataract surgery, refractive surgery and cornea topics.

The courses are designed to be user-friendly and engaging with clinical images, surgical videos, quizzes to test your knowledge as you proceed, and final assessments so that you can be confirmed in what you’ve learned. Many courses also have CME accreditation.

This is an invaluable tool for young ophthalmologists, trainers and trainees who want to learn about anterior segment surgery.

Also available: the ESCRS iLearn Tasklist allows trainers to assign courses to trainees, and monitor their progress over the assigned period.

Portals & information

ESCRS Research Portals

The ESCRS funds and help to run several research projects at any one time.

This page brings you information on all the projects currently underway, and also collates all presentations, publications and interviews with projects leaders on projects that have been completed.

Where relevant, all study reports and guidelines related to these projects will also be available here.

Important Publications

Landmark Articles

Single articles from a range of journals (selected by members of the ESCRS Publication Committee) are made available to download from a dedicated page on the ESCRS Education website. The papers chosen will be updated each quarter. Each listing will include the title, authors, publisher and a short description.

We will also be introducing an online journal club element to this project.

ESCRS EuroTimes Podcasts

EyeJc: Episode 20
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EyeJc: Episode 20
Current and emerging treatments
Podcast
Current and emerging treatments
MIGS in the cataract patient
Podcast
MIGS in the cataract patient
Getting the diagnosis right
Podcast
Getting the diagnosis right
OSD Current and emerging trends
Podcast
OSD Current and emerging trends
MGD Keys for diagnosis and treatment
Podcast
MGD Keys for diagnosis and treatment
EyeJC: Episode 19
Podcast
EyeJC: Episode 19
RIOL Podcast: Astigmatism correction and patient satisfaction
Podcast
RIOL Podcast: Astigmatism correction and patient satisfaction
RIOL Podcast: Patient selection and preoperative considerations
Podcast
RIOL Podcast: Patient selection and preoperative considerations
RIOL Interview: Presbyopia IOLS and Patient Expectations
Podcast
RIOL Interview: Presbyopia IOLS and Patient Expectations
EyeJC: Episode 18
Podcast
EyeJC: Episode 18
EyeJC: Episode 17
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EyeJC: Episode 17
EyeJC: Episode 16
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EyeJC: Episode 16
EyeJC: Episode 15
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EyeJC: Episode 15
EyeJC: Episode 14
Podcast
EyeJC: Episode 14
Interviews on Pharmaceutical Therapies in Glaucoma - Current and Emerging Options
Podcast
Interviews on Pharmaceutical Therapies in Glaucoma - Current and Emerging Options
Interviews on MIGS - Importance of Early Treatment in the Cataract Patient
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Interviews on MIGS - Importance of Early Treatment in the Cataract Patient
EyeJC: Episode 13
Podcast
EyeJC: Episode 13
EyeJC: Episode 12
Podcast
EyeJC: Episode 12
EyeJC Episode 11
Podcast
EyeJC Episode 11
ESCRS CONNECT Academy with HSIOIRS Webinar
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ESCRS CONNECT Academy with HSIOIRS Webinar
Eye JC: Episode 10
Podcast
Eye JC: Episode 10
Eye JC: Episode 9
Podcast
Eye JC: Episode 9
ESCRS Practice Management & Development:
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ESCRS Practice Management & Development:
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Previous Congress Presentations

ESCRS on Demand

ESCRS on Demand is an online library of presentations, ePosters and videos from ESCRS Congresses and Winter Meetings going back over 10 years. It’s a free online service for all ESCRS members. When you load a presentation, you’ll be able to see all the slides and hear the speakers lecture as they proceed.

This is an invaluable tool for anyone who attends ESCRS Congresses. You can look back on interesting presentations, or even find something that you may have missed, which is easy at such a busy congress.

JCRS Updates

JCRS Online Case Reports

Access the latest case reports.

The Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma Surgery (VJCRGS)

The VJCRGS produce a quarterly resource which offers at least an hour of the highest quality education for the anterior segment surgeon. We feature an international cast of surgeons who show innovative techniques, challenging cases, complication management, and award-winning videos and named lectures. The VJCRGS also offer the Video Journal to every teaching institution as well as any practicing ophthalmologist interested in viewing the issues free of charge.