Ophthalmic Surgery for the General Practitioner: Surgery of Eyelids & Orbit
Course Dates: 2/3/2020 – 2/4/2020 | Each day the course begins at 8:00a ends at 5:00p
Skill Level: General
Come to one or stay for both!
This is a pair of practical labs with the first being a one-day session on how to perform a complete ophthalmic examination, and the second being a 2-day session on ophthalmic surgical techniques. The 2 labs run over 3 consecutive days but the material in each “stands alone” so that you can come to either one or attend both. The information gained will be useful in all species. We will use dogs and cats as our patients for the examination lab and cadaver pig, dog, and cat eyes for the surgical lab. However, the examination and surgical skills you will acquire will be applicable across all domestic species.
Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained. Using videos of actual surgeries and cadavers for practice, we will consider patient selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative management for eyelid tumors, cherry eye, and entropion, ectropion, enucleation, indolent ulcers. By the end of this 2-day lab, you will have gained confidence and learned surgical techniques that you can put into immediate use at work on Monday.
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