VICAS has organised CPD across the country, and this year are focusing on ophthalmology and orthopaedics, with sponsorship from Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health. The details of the ophthalmology talks are as follows:

Title:           Companion animal ophthalmology – common presentations and treatment

Format:       Seven talks over the course of one day, with breaks for coffee and lunch

Speaker:      Natasha Mitchell MVB CertVOphthal MRCVS

Dates:         Saturday 11th July in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick 10am-5pm

                   Wednesday 11th November in the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo 1.30pm – 8.30pm

                   Wednesday 18th November in the Osprey Hotel, Naas 1.30pm-8.30pm

 

Outline:       Eye problems frequently occur and examination, diagnosis and decision-making can be quite challenging in a practice setting. During the course of the day, there will be seven talks, all with a practical approach. The first will deal with how to examine an eye correctly. This will be followed with a review on the correct assessment and treatment of ocular emergencies. There will then be well-illustrated talks on non-ulcerative corneal disease, corneal ulcers, lens disorders and the red eye – conjunctivitis / glaucoma / uveitis / episcleritis. The last talk will review basic ophthalmic surgery. The aim is to increase confidence in dealing with eye cases through updating your knowledge of examination techniques, common ocular problems and basic ocular surgery.

Booking:      Please book with Veterinary Ireland – www.veterinaryireland.ie

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