Ophthalmology online - a problem based approach

This course last ran 4 Sep 2017, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.


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Key Areas

  • Ophthalmic examination – taking a step further evaluating eye cases
  • The red eye
  • The blue eye
  • The abnormally sized eye and abnormal pupil size
  • The blind eye
  • The wet eye

CPD Hours

42 hours

Delivery Mode

Online e-CPD - What is this?

About this course

This six week online course is aimed at general practitioners who have been in practice for a few years and would like to broaden their ophthalmology knowledge and skills. The course will also cover some basics as a refresher and will aim to help veterinarians develop their ophthalmology clinical reasoning. By the end of the course, participants will have gained greater confidence dealing with eye cases.

This course is set at an intermediate level. However, if you are either a recent graduate or you have advanced ophthalmology knowledge and you are interested in participating, we encourage you to enrol. You will have at least one tutor at the other side of the computer to help personalise the learning experience and either fill some knowledge gaps or help you reach a higher knowledge plane.

The course notes will include a pre-reading booklet where basic information and definitions will be explained. We advise this is read before starting the course. We will also provide Powerpoint presentations with graphics, pictures and flow charts as well as complete notes on the key areas that will be discussed. In addition you will have full access to explanatory videos to further visualise several key areas of the ophthalmic evaluation of the patient. There will be active discussion forums each week in which participants review and discuss clinical material with their colleagues and the tutors. Participants can earn up to 42 CPD hours.


Charlotte Dawson, BVetMed MVetMed DipECVO MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College

Marian Matas Riera, DVM DipECVO PGCertVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Head of Ophthalmology Service, Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College

Roser Tetas Pont, DVM MSc MRCVS
Staff Clinician in Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College