Advanced FEBOS-CR Exam/ Diploma (Cataract and Refractive Surgery) The FEBOS-CR Examination

FEBOS-CR has been developed by the EBO and ESCRS to certify the expertise and advanced knowledge of experienced cataract and refractive surgeons. Successful candidates earn the right to use the post-nominal title FEBOS-CR to show they:

  • hold a superior theoretical and practical knowledge
  • can deal with more challenging cases and a complex case mix
  • appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine, and its purpose in developing scientific knowledge and clinical practice of the subspecialty
  • are, or have the ambition to become, trainers and leaders in the cataract and refractive surgery subspecialty
Candidates must therefore be independent surgeons with a varied case mix who regularly deal with complex situations, and who are willing to be challenged by having their expertise and theoretical knowledge tested by a rigorous theoretical examination and interviews with some of the opinion leaders in European and worldwide ophthalmology.

Free online learning platform for ESCRS members ESCRS iLearn

ESCRS iLearn is an online learning platform free for ESCRS members. There are 22 courses available, offering nearly 50 hours of content covering visual optics, cataract surgery, refractive surgery and cornea topics.

The courses are designed to be user-friendly and engaging with clinical images, surgical videos, quizzes to test your knowledge as you proceed, and final assessments so that you can be confirmed in what you’ve learned. Many courses also have CME accreditation.

This is an invaluable tool for young ophthalmologists, trainers and trainees who want to learn about anterior segment surgery.

Also available: the ESCRS iLearn Tasklist allows trainers to assign courses to trainees, and monitor their progress over the assigned period.

Portals & information ESCRS Research Portals

The ESCRS funds and help to run several research projects at any one time.

This page brings you information on all the projects currently underway, and also collates all presentations, publications and interviews with projects leaders on projects that have been completed.

Where relevant, all study reports and guidelines related to these projects will also be available here.

Important Publications Landmark Articles

Single articles from a range of journals (selected by members of the ESCRS Publication Committee) are made available to download from a dedicated page on the ESCRS Education website. The papers chosen will be updated each quarter. Each listing will include the title, authors, publisher and a short description.

We will also be introducing an online journal club element to this project.

Click here to show your interest.

May 2019Rethinking astigmatism analysis for intraocular lens-based surgery (Also contains link to download Astigmatism Double Angle Plot Tool)

Astigmatic change analysis after IOL-based surgery (cataract surgery with IOL, or refractive lens exchange) is challenging for several reasons. There is a range of analytical approaches, analyzing astigmatic change after an IOL surgery is necessarily more complex than in corneal refractive surgery, and there are 4 scenarios in which cataract surgery alters ocular astigmatism (nontoric […]

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May 2019Similar five-year results with SMILE and FS-LASIK

The results of a prospective, comparative nonrandomised clinical study indicate that small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and LASIK with femtosecond laser-created flaps (FS‐LASIK) have similar efficacy, safety, predictability and long-term stability. The study included 68 eyes of 37 patients that underwent SMILE and 55 eyes of 30 patients that underwent FS‐LASIK between December 2011 and […]

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May 2019Triamcinolone acetate reduces CME after cataract surgery in diabetic patients but bevacizumab has no additive effect-PREMED Study

Diabetic patients have an elevated risk of CME after cataract surgery that persists to a certain degree even among those receiving the optimum bromfenac and dexamethasone regimen identified in the first PREMED report. The second report from the PREMED study group indicates that the addition of subconjunctival triamcinolone acetate (TA) can provide a more pronounced […]

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May 2019Artificial iris implantation in various iris defects and lens conditions

Winner of the 2017 Rosen Award for best technical article on the JCRS We describe 6 surgical techniques used to implant a silicone iris prosthesis: sector-shaped iris segments that require suturing, injector-assisted sulcus fixation, injector-assisted capsular bag fixation with an intraocular lens (IOL) and capsular tension ring, folded iris tissue implanted with a forceps and […]

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ESCRS EuroTimes Podcasts

Feb 2022EyeJc: Episode 20

This is an audio recoding of Episode 20 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and  Imran Yusuf (UK) Our experts were Ben LaHood and Harry Roberts who discussed the following paper: Toric intraocular lens implantation vs. femtosecond laser-assisted arcuate keratotomy for correction of moderate astigmatism in cataract surgery: December 16, 2021

Dec 2021EyeJC: Episode 19

This is an audio recoding of Episode 19 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and  Imran Yusuf (UK) Our experts were Roberto Bellucci and Florian Kretz  who discussed the following paper: Laser corneal enhancement after trifocal intraocular lens implantation in eyes that had previously undergone photoablative corneal refractive surgery.

Nov 2021EyeJC: Episode 18

This is an audio recoding of Episode 18 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and  Basak Bostanci (Turkey)  Our experts were Ruth Lapid-Gortzak and Jorge Alio  who discussed the following paper: Diffractive Optic IOL Exchange, Indications and Outcomes, Alsetri, Hassan BS1; Pham, Don BS1; Masket, Samuel MD1,2; Fram, Nicole R MD1,2; Naids, Steven MD1; Lee, Aron BS1,, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: September 07, 2021

Oct 2021EyeJC: Episode 17

This is an audio recoding of Episode 17 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Basak Bostanci (Turkey) and and Imran Yusuf (UK) Our experts were Volkan Hürmeriç and David O’Brart who discussed the following paper: Changes in visual outcomes and ocular morphometrics after foldable myopic and toric intraocular lens implantation 5 year results. Jonker, Soraya M.R. MD1 et al.    

Sep 2021EyeJC: Episode 16

This is an audio recoding of Episode 16 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and Imran Yusuf (UK) Our experts were Mayank Nanavaty and Damian Lake who discussed the following paper: Immediately Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery (ISBCS), An Academic Teaching Center’s Experience. Qi, Susan Ruyu MD1,2; et al.

Aug 2021EyeJC: Episode 15

This is an audio recoding of Episode 15 of the ESCRS Online Journal Club, hosted by Artemis Matsou (Greece) and  Basak Bostanci (Turkey). Our experts were  Miltos Balidis and Roberto Bellucci who discussed the following paper: Outcomes of cataract surgery with toric intraocular lens implantation after keratoplasty Pellegrini, Marco MD1,2,3; et al.

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Previous Congress Presentations ESCRS on Demand

ESCRS on Demand is an online library of presentations, ePosters and videos from ESCRS Congresses and Winter Meetings going back over 10 years. It’s a free online service for all ESCRS members. When you load a presentation, you’ll be able to see all the slides and hear the speakers lecture as they proceed.

This is an invaluable tool for anyone who attends ESCRS Congresses. You can look back on interesting presentations, or even find something that you may have missed, which is easy at such a busy congress.

JCRS Updates Latest JCRS Online Case Reports

Latest ESCRS Videos & Interviews ESCRS Player

Latest Videos from the official ESCRS Player. For a full list of videos and interviews please visit


With our new range of online resources, you can continue your education year-round with ESCRS.

All of our resources together in one place:

iLearn, On Demand, Player, Landmark Journal Articles, Case Studies  and more…

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