Equine ophthalmology

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Two days

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Programme

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • How to perform and get the most out of a complete ophthalmic examination
  • Recognising lesions and knowing what is normal
  • Practice some ophthalmic procedures including subpalpebral lavage, temporary tarsorrhaphy, figure of eight, ocular ultrasound, periocular and retrobulbar block
About this course

Having doubts about your equine eye examination? SPL keeps coming loose? Unsure if there is cataract or not? We can help!

Whether or not you have an interest in or aversion to ophthalmology, eye problems are a common occurrence in equine practice. The aim of this course is to provide equine practitioners with a solid understanding of examination of the equine eye as well as some “in the field” ophthalmic procedures. The course will involve both theoretical and practical sessions including two sessions with live horses as well as cadaver material.

Why do this course?
You will improve your ophthalmic examination skills, learn how to get the most out of available equipment and most of all, gain confidence when performing minor surgical procedures.

We kindly ask the delegates to bring their own ophthalmoscopes and other examination tools that may have available.

Please note the course dates have been changed from: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July


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

Roser Tetas Pont, LV MSc DipECVO MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College

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