Welcome to the website of the Edinburgh FOCUS Foundation Ophthalmology Course.

This course was first held in January 2007 in Edinburgh, UK. It is designed to teach the basic practical skills essential for doctors starting a first job in ophthalmology, or for those wanting to learn basic ophthalmological examination skills.


Course Dates: FOCUS 19th-20th October  2018 

Applications are now open via the ‘Apply’ tab above


The FOCUS course is a hands-on practical course, with patients with real pathology to examine and focused small group activities, to ensure every delegate gains the maximum opportunity and experience. This has made it an extremely popular course, which sells out every time.

2016 was the eleventh FOCUS course, and it has now become an essential course for aspiring ophthalmologists in the UK.