Ocular emergencies in small animals – the do’s and don’ts

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Glaucoma, acute blindness
  • Melting ulcer
  • Lens luxation
  • Foreign bodies, corneal laceration
  • Blunt trauma
  • Proptosis
  • Retrobulbar disease
About this course

That eye looks gross – help!

Many general practitioners are frightened of eye disease, especially ocular emergencies and often irreversible blindness can be avoided with the prompt and correct treatment approach. This webinar is a case-based approach to recognising and managing ophthalmic emergencies. The focus will be on providing different treatment options, particularly immediate stabilisation.

The most common ocular emergencies in small animals encountered in general practice will be covered in a practical approach. Tips will be given when referral is not possible. Topics covered include medical and surgical emergencies.

Why do this course?
This webinar is a practical guideline for the work up of ocular emergencies. It will give you examination tools to hand to gain more confidence and will provide first line help to manage ocular emergencies.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Christiane Kafarnik , Dr.med.vet PhD DipECVO MRCVS
Lecturer in Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College

Amy Andrews, BVetMed BSc PGDipVCP MRCVS
Resident in Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Royal Veterinary College