Develop your ability and confidence to investigate, diagnose and manage your ocular cases, every single time and know when you should be recommending referral.
Learn the fundamentals of a thorough ocular exam from the front to the back of the eye. Case-based learning will increase your confidence in handling ophthalmology in general, equine, or small animal practice.
The course will present the latest evidence-based information as well as numerous videos and images of ophthalmic conditions and procedures. Strengthen your newfound skills with a two-day practical workshop at Dr Stanley’s practice, where you will also practice surgical techniques.
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Elena Bonea 2022 Course Participant
The Opthalmology DE course was very in-depth and provided me with confidence to deal with eye cases in consult and surgically. Robin is a very enthusiastic and helpful tutor
Anna Kolodina, 2021
CVE Opthalomoloy DE course is excellent, I highly recommended it. Application rate to everyday practice is very high; I now use elements form the course material EVERY time I see an eye case
Libby Pagan, 2021
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Improve your diagnostic skills via case-based learning
- Gain a greater understanding of the medications used to treat eye problems
- Gain greater confidence in handling ophthalmology cases
- Learn optimal medical and surgical management methods for a variety of presenting problems
- Method of Eye Examination, Breed Predisposition
In this module we cover the basics e.g., anatomy and physiology, BUT in a way that you can apply in clinical practice. This background knowledge will assist you to understand why the eye reacts in the way it does. We also cover breed predisposition, which should be the first consideration of any eye case that you are seeing. This module will also cover the eye exam in detail, and what equipment you should have and when to use it.
- Applied Ocular Pharmacology, Ocular Emergencies, Differential Diagnoses
In this module we start by covering ocular pharmacology, what drugs you should be using and when you should be using them. We also cover ocular emergencies – how to manage globe prolapse, corneal foreign bodies etc. We end this module with Differential Diagnoses.
- Ocular Surgery
Detailed notes, photos and, in most cases, videos of the common ocular surgeries are presented. These techniques are covered again in the workshop. This course will also cover what surgical instruments you need in your practice.
- Vision Loss & Ocular Discharge - part 1
What are the common causes of vision loss in young dogs, older dogs? What is the most common cause of vision loss in older cats? These modules will cover all the common cause of vision loss that you see in your practice.
Module 5 also covers ocular discharge. How do you manage punctual atresia in dogs?
- Vision Loss & Ocular Discharge - part 2
- The Red Eye: Part I – Conjunctivitis
You will be much better at managing conjunctivitis cases in dogs, cats and horses, with its many causes, after completing this module. Remember always to check for dry eye in all cases of conjunctivitis.
- The Red Eye: Part II – Uveitis
Inflammation of the eye is a serious condition. It needs to be recognised promptly and treated aggressively. Uveitis can have a number of sequelae–you will learn how to recognise these to minimise their occurrence.
Learn when you should work up uveitis cases to find any underlying causes.
- The Cornea
By the end of this comprehensive module you will be much more comfortable managing corneal ulcers, keratitis and other less common corneal diseases. As dogs are living longer more and more dogs are developing corneal oedema. Learn how to recognize corneal oedema and some of the newer techniques on how to treat it. Lots of corneal sequestrums are seen in purebred cats. This module will cover corneal sequestration.
- The Eyelids
Topics in this module include entropion, ectropion, extra eyelashes, ectopic cilia and blepharitis. We are seeing more and more cases of blepharitis, and treatment may need to be prolonged.
- Blue Eye – includes glaucoma, lens luxation and lipid aqueous
Glaucoma is the primary topic in this module. You will learn why it is important to treat the remaining eye whenever you diagnose glaucoma in a purebred dog. You will learn about prophylactic therapy for the remaining eye. Lens luxation and cataracts are also covered.
2-Day Workshop: Melbourne, TBA
This online course comes with:
- A set of comprehensive digital notes, images, videos and journal articles
- Self-assessed quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding
- A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutor
- A monthly assignment based on case studies. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutor
- Virtual sessions/webinars
- A 2-day practical workshop to apply the knowledge you have gained. You will get hands-on experience with eye examinations and surgeries and work through case studies and problem areas as a group
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CE
All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.
Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 2-day practical workshop to apply the knowledge you have gained. You will get hands-on experience with eye examinations and surgeries and work through case studies and problem areas as a group.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
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Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more (or all 3 Diagnostic Imaging, Dermatology or Anaesthesia & Analgesia) Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email [email protected] or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).