What is your training in oculoplastics?
I received my training in oculoplastics at Moorfields Eye Hospital. That was a two years training. And then afterwards, when I became a consultant, I carried on training. I went off to America, I went to Boston, I went to Iowa and to Salt Lake City to visit other departments and see what they did. And then I carried on doing lots and lots of surgery. And in fact, the best training you get are your own patients because you learn the follow-up method with them. So you know how they do. You learn what they need, what they’re looking for.
The main thing about oculoplastics is that it is surgery around the eyes, done by somebody who only does eyelid surgery. So, we are super specialised in that area. It’s a very, very delicate area. It requires continuous training and retraining.
I constantly read up new journals, new articles and go to the international and the national meetings. I’m also a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society. And they have standards and information for patients about eyelid surgery. And I’m particularly involved with them because I was one of the co-founders of it.
More about Jane Olver
Ms Jane Olver is the founder of Clinica London and a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Her special expertise is in oculoplastic and cosmetic eye surgery including eyelids and lacrimal surgery. She is specialised in endoscopic lacrimal surgery for watering eyes in adults and children. She has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about Ophthalmology and Lacrimal Surgery and is the author of the books “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and “Colour Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery”. At Clinica London, she is responsible for the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery part, as well as patients with eye, eyelid and tear duct problems, and acute eye problems.