Diseases of the Canine Cornea and Ocular Surface – The Long and the Short of it

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About the course

With the current popularity of brachycephalic breeds in the UK, practitioners are increasingly encountering canine corneal and ocular surface conditions. Using case-based discussion this highly interactive course aims to provide practitioners with confidence in approaching common disorders of the canine cornea and pre-corneal tear film. It will provide delegates with tools for discussion of these conditions and the treatment options available to owners. Starting off with an overview of the ophthalmic examination and top tips for sampling of the eye, this course will then move on to cover the diagnostic approach and treatment options for various corneal conditions including traumatic injuries, corneal opacities, corneal masses, dry eye and keratitis, to name a few. Specific conditions affecting brachycephalic breeds and an approach to their management will also be explored.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Top tips for examination and sampling of the eye
  • Corneal ulceration and traumatic injuries
  • Non-ulcerative keratitis
  • Macroblepharon and exposure keratitis
  • Corneal opacities and masses
  • Dry eye – what are the options?
  • Approach to the wet eye
  • Brachycephalic ophthalmology – including nasal fold trichiasis, medial entropion, pigmentary keratitis

Lecturer: Georgina Fricker BVSc CerVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS

RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Ophthalmology

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