At the end of the Ophthalmology Online Learning program, three elective Practical Modules are available. These are run by Improve Veterinary Education UK and are held in Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Practical Modules are tutored by Ben Blacklock BVSc DipECVO MRCVS and Pedro Malho(DipECVO CES OphtVét DVM MRCVS). The modules (see details below) are capped at a maximum of 12 delegates and delivered in a state-of-the-art training venue using the latest equipment.
These Modules are available at an exclusive price for delegates of the Ophthalmology Online Learning Program. Please note, these workshops will also be opened up to the wider veterinary community so contact Improve UK directly to guarantee a place.
Registration for the Optional Practical Modules will initially be on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis to delegates in the Ophthalmology Online Learning Program.
The optional practical modules are currently scheduled to take place in Improve Veterinary Education’s facilities in Sheffield (UK). If a minimum number of participants can be obtained, these practical sessions may be offered in California, USA or Brisbane, Australia.
If you would like to attend the practical modules and prefer workshops in USA or Australia, please contact Improve Australia directly on email@example.com
An Improve Team Member will contact you with more information only if adequate interest means this option becomes available.
Perform common surgical techniques for treating disease of the orbit, globe, eyelids, and third eyelid
Practice reconstructive eyelid surgery and the surgical techniques used to correct entropion and ectropion and resection of eyelid masses
Practice the surgical technique to reposition prolapsed nictitans glands
Practice repositioning of proptosed globe and drainage of retrobulbar abscess via pterygopalatine fossa
Perform different methods for enucleation and appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of each
Appreciate the principles of intraocular surgery
Recognise different type, depth and severity of corneal ulcers
Review the approach and treatment options for Spontaneous Chronic Corneal Epithelial Defects (SCCED) and complicated ulcers
Practice grid/punctuate keratotomies and corneal burr debridement
Practice performing a conjunctival pedicle graft
Perform corneal surgical procedures such as superficial keratectomy and suturing of a non penetrating corneal laceration
Identify and localise corneal foreign bodies and learn tips for their removal
Recognise when corneal reconstructive surgery is required, including corneoconjunctival transposition (CCT) and full thickness keratoplasty (video presentation of CCT)
Learn how to select a patient for cataract surgery, the after care and possible complications of this surgery (video presentation of a cataract surgery)
Practice performing a thorough and systematic ocular examination
Recognise commonly used ophthalmic instruments and understand their use
Use loupes and understand operating microscopes for surgical magnification
Select appropriate suture material and needle designs
Discuss pre and post-operative care of surgical patients and appropriate anaesthetic regimes
Review the surgical preparation and positioning of patients for ophthalmic procedures
Recognise the basic surgical principles as they pertain to ophthalmic surgery
Dr Ben Blacklock BVSc DipECVO MRCVS I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 and went straight into mixed general practice in Lancashire, where I spent a lot of time on dairy farms and began to get excited abou …
Dr Pedro Malho DipECVO CES OphtVét DVM MRCVS Pedro has an interest in eyes and ocular diseases in a variety of animal species. After graduating from UTAD Vila Real, Portugal, Pedro underwent a rotating internship. Pedro …