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Fundamentals of Ophthalmology Course

Continuing Education

2024 Dates: July 13, July 14, or November 2 9:30-3:30 in person.

Does the ‘check eye’ on your appointment schedule make you cringe? Do you want to develop a confident systematic approach to evaluating and diagnosing ocular conditions?

This is intended to provide a solid foundation of ophthalmic knowledge that allows you to develop a practical approach to evaluating ophthalmic patients in general practice. It reviews ocular anatomy, how to approach an ophthalmic examination, including why the neuro-ophthalmic exam is so important, what equipment will make your life easier as well as tips and tricks from a boarded ophthalmologist on how to evaluate eyes in all species.

We will review the components of the ocular examination with particular attention to baseline ophthalmic diagnostics and the necessary equipment for a thorough ophthalmic exam. The day is then completed with an afternoon lab to practice the exam skills (with live patients) that were discussed, with expert guidance.

Come with the questions you have always wanted to ask about ophthalmic exams!

Meet your speaker: Dr. Tara Richards completed both her veterinary degree and her Ph.D., in corneal biology, at the Ontario Veterinary College.  She is a board-certified member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and enjoys helping pets of all shapes and sizes with their ophthalmic disease. She currently practices veterinary ophthalmology in Ontario.

7 hours of CE credit with morning snacks and lunch provided.

Space is limited, be sure to register here.