Lacrimal surgery: theory and practice.

An instructional and live surgery course for ENT and ophthalmology trainees.


This unique one-day course features live-streamed surgery and offers a rare opportunity for both ENT and oculoplastic trainees to learn together and gain skills in lacrimal surgery.

Course Overview

Course topics include:

  • anatomy and physiology of the lacrimal system
  • clinical assessment of the lacrimal system
  • basic steps and surgical techniques for both endoscopic and external DCR surgery, including live-streamed surgery
  • live-streamed surgery - surgical steps for Lester Jones drainage surgery
  • special cases: Concha Bullosa and Septal deviation

The course programme is not yet confirmed. However, please click here if you would like to see the course programme from the March 2022 course. It is likely that some small changes will be made based on delegate feedback. However, the 2022 programme will certainly give you a feel for the day.

Course Director

Daniel Ezra - Consultant Oculoplastic Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Course Faculty

Simon Gane - Consultant ENT, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, UCLH.

Hannah Timlin - Consultant Oculoplastic Surgery, Lacrimal lead, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Who should apply? 

This course is suitable for trainee ophthalmologists and ENT surgeons.

CPD Certification

CPD points and a certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.

The content of this course has been certified by The CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

The course carries 7 CPD hours.

Book Now

Date Location Time Seats Price
03/07/2023 In person, London N1 08:30 22 £495.00

Course fees



Taught by


Dan Ezra

Daniel Ezra is a consultant and Service Director for Oculoplastic Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has special interest in complex endolacrimal surgery having published numerous articles and lectures widely internationally on the subject. He is also the endoscopic lacrimal surgery lead at Moorfields. Dan graduated from Cambridge and London Universities with degrees in Medicine and the History and Philosophy of Science. After higher surgical training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, he developed endoscopic surgical skills through an interface fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Simon Gane

Simon Gane FRCS(ORL-HNS) is a consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He trained in the North Thames Region of London, including stints at the Royal National with Professor Valerie Lund, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, St Bartholomew’s, and St Mary's Hospital. His research interests include human olfaction, Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia. He specialises in nasal sinus surgery, including the frontal sinus, anterior skull base and interface with the orbit.


Hannah Timlin

Hannah Timlin is a Consultant in Adnexal Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital with subspecialist interests in Periocular Oncology and Lacrimal Surgery. Hannah graduated from The University of Edinburgh with degrees in Medicine and Physiology. She trained in Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics in Edinburgh, Scotland with Fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Her lacrimal research interests include OCT imaging of the lacrimal punctum.