Nursing the ophthalmic patient online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 18 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online learning material, electronic course notes, videos and discussion forums with colleagues and the tutors

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I have far greater knowledge than I did beforehand and now having completed the course there is so much more I now want to learn.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Ophthalmic anatomy and physiology – what’s the eye again!
  • Ophthalmic examination – equipment, restraint, diagnostic tests
  • Common eye diseases surgical and medical
  • Surgical equipment, maintenance and nursing the surgical patient
  • Nursing the ophthalmic patient – including commonly used medications
  • Making a patient care plan and case studies
About this course

Do you want to enhance your skills in caring for the patient with ophthalmic disease?

This is a six-week interactive course that will cover every aspect of ophthalmology relevant to the veterinary nurse. The course is aimed at veterinary nurses who would like to broaden their ophthalmology knowledge and skills. By the end of the course, participants will have reviewed some of the fundamental aspects of ophthalmology and gained greater confidence dealing with eye cases.

There will be active discussion forums each week in which participants review and discuss clinical material with their colleagues and the tutors.

Why do this course?
This course is designed to get everyone on the same page and excited about eyes, not scared of them. Some parts may be a refresher for some but through in depth discussion forums all delegates will enhance their knowledge whatever their previous experience with ophthalmic patients.




Sian Woodham-Davies , RVN
Dogs Trust Head Office

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