This stimulating one-day meeting will cover current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to ophthalmology cases commonly seen in first opinion practice as well as discussing cases where specialist input can be helpful.
The course will be delivered by four members of the Dick White Referrals ophthalmology team:
James Oliver BVSc PhD CertVOphthal DipECVO FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Georgina Fricker BVSc CertVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Inês Freitas DVM PGCertSAOphthalmology MRCVS Resident in Ophthalmology
Thomas Large BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology
09:30 Registration & Coffee
10:00-11:00 Keep your eye on the (eye)ball – top tips for ophthalmic examination (GF)
11.00-12.00 Scratching the surface – ocular surface disease in cats and dogs (IF)
12:30-13:30 Hidden in plain sight! Eye problems masking underlying systemic diseases (JO)
14:30-16.30 How to ‘see your way through’ an approach to blindness in cats and dogs (TL)
Keep your eye on the (eye)ball – top tips for ophthalmic examination
- Senior Ophthalmologist Georgie will take you through how to get the most from your diagnostic equipment and ophthalmic examination in this introductory lecture. How to use the direct ophthalmoscope for more than retinal examination; sampling the eye, taking reliable intraocular pressures, indirect ophthalmoscopy and ophthalmic stains.
Scratching the surface – ocular surface disease in cats and dogs
- Final year resident Inês will discuss the components of the lacrimal functional unit and how they contribute to the tear film production and its stability. She will cover the different diagnostics to assess the tear film and the different treatment options for tear film disorders while discussing clinical cases.
Hidden in plain sight! Eye problems masking underlying systemic diseases
- The eye is a unique organ as it is so readily examinable, and owners are usually quick to notice if something is wrong with their pet’s eyes. Head of Ophthalmology James will go through a number of cases which, although initially presenting as eye problems, were masking underlying systemic diseases.
How to ‘see your way through’ an approach to blindness in cats and dogs
- In this two hour talk, final year resident Tom will cover a clinical approach to patients that present with blindness. He will discuss differential diagnoses for blindness, further investigations and go through some practical case examples.
This one-day course will provide 5 hours of CPD and is offered at a cost price of £45 per person (including lunch and refreshments)