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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Advanced Equine Ophthalmology

04 Jul 2019 09:00 - 05 Jul 2019 17:15

This two-day course aims to bring delegates up to date with the rapidly expanding field of equine ophthalmology whilst giving the opportunity to learn new ophthalmic surgical and examination techniques in a wet lab with expert tuition on hand.

Day one will be mainly lecture based where new treatments for old conditions (such as recurrent uveitis) will be discussed and the use of advanced ophthalmic examination techniques taught and demonstrated using video ophthalmoscopy and video slit lamp biomicroscopy. Surgical techniques will be discussed and illustrated using hi definition video.

Day two is based entirely in the wet lab where delegates will have the opportunity to practice ocular nerve blocks, lid surgery techniques, lavage system placement, contact lens measurement and placement, third eye lid surgery, lacrimal system surgery, corneal surgery including keratectomy, keratotomy and conjunctival grafting techniques. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to practice ophthalmic ultrasound, fundoscopy and slit lamp techniques using fresh cadaver heads.

WHERE
Hartpury College, Hartpury House, Gloucestershire. GL19 3BE

COURSE FEES
BEVA Members £640
Non-members £1280

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
•To appreciate the value of digital imaging in the equine eye examination and learn to photograph the equine lens and fundus.
• To understand the role of slit lamp biomicroscopy in corneal and lens disease.
• To understand what causes Equine Recurrent Uveitis? How do we best prevent it and treat it?
• Gain knowledge in managing the challenging equine cornea – how does the unique corneal immune system affect disease and what surgical techniques for managing the difficult corneal case area available?
• To understand equine glaucoma – diagnosis and treatment.
• To understand ophthalmic oncology – diagnosis and treatment modalities. Safe standing ophthalmic surgery including eye lid suturing and repair, corneal surgery and enucleation techniques.

COURSE ORGANISER
Tim Knott BSc (Hons) BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS, Gloucestershire

COURSE SPEAKERS
Tim Knott BSc (Hons) BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS, Gloucestershire Robert Lowe BVSc DVOphthal MRCVS, Sussex
James Rushton PhD DVOphthal MRCVS, Gloucestershire
Brian Patterson BVM&S CertVOphthal MRCVS, Gloucestershire

SUITABLE FOR RCVS MODULES
This course is aimed at those holding certificates, but will also cover material found in B-EP.3, C-E.4 and C-E. 16

Terms and conditions:

  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.

Hartpury College,
Hartpury House,
Hartpury,
GL19 3BE

Note: only online payments are accepted when booking via the website. If you do not wish to pay online please contact the office on 01638 723555