Glaucoma Virtual Observership

Our glaucoma virtual observership - led by Rashmi Mathew - has been developed to allow you to observe consultations and sugery without the need to attend the hospital.

The observership includes recordings of nine actual clinic consultations which use different clinical scenarios and have different take home messages.

In addition, you will observe three surgical videos:

  • Trabeculectomy surgery
  • Insertion of aqueous shunt
  • Ophthalmic surgical skills - knot tying

There are approximately 8 hours of online materials to watch.

All videos were recorded in ‘surgeon’s view’ to optimise learning. Rashmi's work on virtual surgical skills training has been published and you can view it here.

The next virtual obervership will commence from Monday 3rd October 2022 with a live Q&A webinar on Friday 4th November where you will meet with Rashmi Mathew and have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Please note that this is a self-paced, virtual programme. The online materials will be available to access from Monday 3rd October. You do NOT need to be available on that date to take part in the programme. You can apply and start the programme later in the month so long as you are sure that you will have time to watch the online materials before the Q&A webinar.

To apply for a place on this observership please send your CV to

Places are limited and priority will be given to those who are qualified or already in training as ophthalmologists.





Start Date 3rd October 2022
Duration 4 weeks

Benefits of attending

Course fees



Taught by


Rashmi Mathew

Rashmi Mathew is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma. She is the Lead for New Consultant and Resident Leadership Training and the Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Ophthalmology. Rashmi is also the Apprenticeship programme, Deputy Director for Undergraduate Education. She set up the EyeBelong campaign at the Institute of Ophthalmology to improve postgraduate student experience and is also the Clinical Lead for the Trust’s Schwartz Rounds. Rashmi is committed to promoting staff well-being and is particularly interested in positive leadership and how this transforms teams and organisations.