Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology – Focus On: Surgical management of eyelid and corneal diseases

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San Sebastián / Spain

25.09.2024 – 27.09.2024

EURO 2.140.-*

EURO 2.040.- (early registration deadline: 30.04.2024)*

* eLibrary access is included in the course fee

Total hours: 24 hours
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA

Principal Course Master:

Dr. David Gould, BSc (Hons) BVM&S, PhD, DVOphthal Dipl.ECVO FRCVS (NL)

Course Masters:

Dr. Màrian Matas, Dipl.ECVO (ES)

Course Overview

A 3 day course on surgical management of eyelid and corneal diseases. Full course will comprise of a mix of lectures and case-based discussion of eyelid conditions and surgical treatments, followed by practice of suture placement and knot tying. One tying board plus instruments and suture material will be supplied to each delegate, which the delegates may keep for ongoing practice after the course.
Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes aim to ensure that participants acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in veterinary ophthalmology surgical techniques, with a focus on eyelid and corneal procedures.

Course program (subject to change)

Wednesday, 25/09/24
08:30 – 09.00 Registration and introduction
09:00 – 10:00 Session 1 (David): Instruments, knot and suture techniques for eyelid surgery
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Practical: Eyelid suture and knot practice on tying boards (David and Marian)
12:00 – 13:00 Session 2 (Marian): Eyelid masses: Surgical removal and blepharoplasty techniques
13:00- 16:00 Lunch/ rest break
16.00 – 17:30 Session 3 (David): Entropion: Surgical techniques for different breeds
17:30 – 18:00 Tea Break
18:00– 19:00 Session 4 (Marian): Third eyelid conditions and surgical techniques
Thursday, 26/09/24
09:00– 10:00 Session 1 (David): Instruments, knot and suture techniques for corneal surgery
Assessing the depth of corneal ulcers
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Practical: Corneal suture and knot practice on tying boards (David and Marian)
12:00– 13:00 Session 2 (David): Diagnosis and work-up of superficial and non-healing corneal ulcers (SCCEDs).
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch/ rest break
16.00 – 17:00 Session 3: (Marian): Diagnosis and work-up of deep and melting corneal ulcers
17:00 – 17:30 Tea Break
17:30 – 18:30 Session 4 (Marian): Surgical treatment of deep ulcers: Conjunctival pedicle grafts, corneo-conjunctival transposition grafts, use of biomaterials
18:30- 19:00 Discussion/ questions
Friday, 27/09/24
09:00 – 10:00 Session 1 (David): Corneal foreign bodies and full-thickness corneal ruptures
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Practical: Tying it all together: Selected suture and knot practice on tying boards (David and Marian)
12:00– 13:00 Session 2 (David and Marian): Case discussions: Eyelid conditions
13:00 – 16:00 Lunch / rest Break
16.00 – 17:00 Session 3 (David and Marian): Case discussions: Corneal conditions
17:00 – 17:30 Tea Break
17:30 – 19:00 Session 4 (David and Marian): Quiz, discussion/ questions

Course location

MERCURE MONTE IGUELDO HOTEL, Paseo de Igueldo s/n, 20008 Donostia / San Sebastian Guipuzcoa, Spain