About The YRS

Founded in 2004, the Yorkshire Retina Society (YRS) is a regional society that aims to enhance knowledge about the retina and the medical conditions that affect it.

The Yorkshire Retina Society is one of the largest regional specialist societies in the UK 

The Society organises two meetings per year at venues in Yorkshire.  All ophthalmologists with a specialist interest in the retina are welcome to attend, but must register in advance.  For details of our next meeting, please visit our meetings section.

The YRS is a charitable incorporate organisation (CIO) and is a non-profit making organisation.  It is administered by the Executive Committee, which comprises representatives from each of the main hospital units in Yorkshire.

To benefit from becoming a member of YRS please go to the membership page.

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Avastin YRS

The YRS is at the forefront of promoting education and learning in the retina. 
The YRS has attached has produced a consensus statement on Avastin (unlicensed medicine bevacizumab) usage following NICE guidelines on AMD. The list of consultants in Yorkshire endorsing the statement is at the bottom in alphabetical order.

Executive Committee

Chris Brand, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Fahd Quhill, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Martin McKibbin, St James’s University Hospital. Leeds
Faruque Ghanchi, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Helen Cook, Hull & East Yorkshire Eye Hospital
Gavin Walters, Harrogate District Hospital
Richard Gale, York Hospital
Narendra Dhingra, Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield

Covid-19 YRS response

Yorkshire Retina Society COVID-19 Responses - download our consensus statement Version 1.7, 30th March, 2020 for treatment of patients with retinal conditions