Ophthalmic Emergencies

Veterinary Day Course

Course Date and Venue:

Thursday 11th April 2019
10am – 4.30pm

Thursday 2nd May 2019
10am – 4.30pm

Lecture Summary:

The course will be based around four lectures with discussion time covering all important ophthalmic emergencies in small animals.

eye emergenciesLecture One
What drugs and equipment do you need?
Examining the 999 eye
Corneal ulceration – differential diagnosis and management

Lecture Two
Corneal trauma and foreign bodies
Eyelid emergencies

Lecture Three
Blunt and penetrating trauma

Lecture Four
The challenge of glaucoma
Primary Lens Luxation and Cataract Luxation
Sudden onset blindness – is the answer in the eyes or not?

About this course
Is there any kind of emergency that causes more anxiety and stress in the non-specialist than an eye emergency? Where do you start with a closed and painful eye? Will you have the surgical and medical means to diagnose and manage the problem?

This course is aimed very much at the non-specialist with the emphasis on:
• Pen torch examination supported by standard supplementary tests
• How to reach a diagnosis with readily available equipment
• What drugs are needed, how to use them and what to avoid
• Surgical procedures which can be carried out in practice
• When to phone, send a photo or offer referral

The course will be fully illustrated with examples but will be informal with participation encouraged and ample opportunity for delegates to share their experiences, good and bad, of eye emergencies.

Course Tutor:

John Mould BA BVSc DVOphthal ILTM MRCVS

Course Fee:

£265 +VAT (Total £318) Includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch.

Corneal trauma dog

Thursday 11th April 2019
10am – 4.30pm

Thursday 2nd May 2019
10am – 4.30pm

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