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 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.
|Dr. Jan Willem Beenakker The Netherlands||Virtual Refractive Surgery for the Prevention Of Negative Dysphotopsia (“vRESPOND”)||COMPLETED|
|Prof. Oliver Findl Austria||Influence of posterior vitreous detachment on retinal detachment after lens surgery in myopic eyes (MYOPRED)||IN PROGRESS|
|Rudy Nuijts The Netherlands||PREvention of Macular EDema after cataract surgery (PREMED) Study Portal||COMPLETED|
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.
Rethinking astigmatism analysis for intraocular lens-based surgery (Also contains link to download Astigmatism Double Angle Plot Tool)
Triamcinolone acetate reduces CME after cataract surgery in diabetic patients but bevacizumab has no additive effect-PREMED Study
Functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess neuroadaptation to multifocal intraocular lenses
Vector analysis investigation of toric intraocular lens with no deviation from the intended axis
ESCRS EuroTimes Podcasts
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 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.