Advanced Equine Ophthalmology: Seeing it Clearly

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About the course

Would you like to progress your ophthalmic skills beyond fluorescein staining and use of the basic ophthalmoscope (although we can perfect your technique on these skills too!)? Would you like to progress your skills and become competent with key techniques such as subpalpebral lavage system placement? Do you want to ensure you are up to date with current EBVM on how to manage cataract/ulcer/uveitis cases to ensure your clients/ patients are getting the best advice? Do you know how to use your ultrasound machine to gain valuable information when dealing with ophthalmology cases?

This interactive workshop aims to develop practitioners’ diagnostic and therapeutic skills in the investigation and management of ophthalmic disease in horses. The day will be divided into comprehensive lectures and small group hands-on practical sessions using cadaver specimens supervised by our specialist speakers.

Some of the lecture based material will be interactive case-based discussions to encourage delegate participation on a range of topics such as ocular findings at PPE and decision making in difficult and chronic cases such as non-healing corneal ulcers and recurrent uveitis.

The practical sessions in the afternoon will focus on familiarising delegates with key skills such as placement of subpalpebral lavage systems, surgical repair of eyelid lacerations, ophthalmic nerve blocks and ocular ultrasound.

This highly practical based workshop is structured to be suitable for delegates working towards an RCVS Cert AVP in equine medicine but is also equally useful for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills in equine ophthalmology at an advanced practitioner level.

Course organiser:

Fernando Malalana


Fernando Malalana DVM GPCert(EqP)DipECEIM MRCVS FHEA

Harry Carslake MA VetMB DipACVIM MRCVS

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