Surgical Skills SS1

To assess a patient clinically, in OPD and elsewhere, in particular to:




Learning Outcome

  • Be competent in the performance of the specified surgical procedures.
  • Develop important transferable surgical skills such as the application of surgical anatomy, manipulation of surgical instruments, respect for tissues and suturing.


OSATS1 Portfolio Part 2 FRCOphth 


Note: OSATS after initial Target Year of Achievement should reflect an increase in complexity of cases

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2 (annual review)

Related Learning Outcomes


  • Know the ocular anatomy and be aware of the instruments, their names and uses.
  • Practise and be assessed in a simulated environment and wet lab settings.
  • Learn and be assessed on additional surgical skills such as suturing techniques for different ocular and adnexal tissues to show understanding of different sutures and knots.
  • Perform steps in a longer procedure where you might be unlikely to perform the entire procedure.
  • Understand your limitations and reflect on how this can be improved.
  • Practise in a supervised simulated environment.


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