Equine ophthalmology

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

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

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To book please visit BEVA website

This course may run again in the future. To register your interest please contact us.

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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

This course, running in partnership with BEVA was planned for Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th November 2021 however due to tutor availability it has been postponed to 2022. We will advertise a new date as soon as we have one. In the meantime please register your interest with us and we will contact you when the course is bookable.

Having doubts about your equine eye examination? SPL keeps coming loose? Unsure if there is a 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 the 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 delegates to bring their own ophthalmoscopes and other examination tools that they may have.


Georgina Fricker , BVSc CertVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Dick White Referrals

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

Associate Professor in Equine Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College

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

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