Diagnosing and treating ocular and periocular conditions quickly and effectively is vital to saving the vision and maintaining the quality of life for your patients. Having the right equipment and understanding how to use it is one of the most important elements of effective ophthalmology services in general practice. Develop skills in this workshop that will build your confidence, and can be immediately applied to general practice. Classes are intimate with a high tutor to attendee ratio maximising your learning opportunities.
Do you struggle with…
- Confidently performing an ophthalmic exam?
- Minimising the scaring effects on conformation with eyelid surgery?
- Surgical management of cherry eyes?
What if there was a way you could enhance your skills and surgical techniques solely focused on the eye?
With three renowned specialists from across Australia, you’ll be confident, poised and ready to tackle more ophthalmic procedures back in your clinic. During the live eye exam practical component of this workshop, you’ll learn how to systematically approach a full test on small animals. Practice Schirmer tear test, tear drainage, tonometry, indirect & direct ophthalmoscopy and more. You’ll spend hours in the wet lab too, learning first hand surgical procedures for the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea and full global excision. Gain all the best tissue handling skills from Mark, Martyn and Edith; they really will help you see clearly.
UP-TO-DATE TECHNIQUES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
ENJOYABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
TAKE HOME NOTES SURGERY TRAINING
HOURS OF PRACTICAL WET LABS
What you will learn
You will revise :
- Anatomy of the eye
- Examining the eye: What’s normal
- Instrumentation and patient preparation
- Surgical conditions of the eyelid
- Surgical conditions of the cornea
- Surgical conditions of the globe
Develop your skills in :
- Ophthalmic examination
- Instrument handling & suture technique
- Ectropion surgical techniques
- Entropion surgical techniques
- Conjunctiva or corneal surgery
- Globe excision
A VETPRAC COURSE WILL PAY FOR ITSELF
With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.
For example, if a new procedure you’ve learned bills for $900, with just four procedures you’ll have more than paid for the course that helped you gain that skill.
Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.
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Dr Edith Hampson
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Dr Mark Billson
Dr Martyn King
What our participants say…
This workshop is a wonderful way to help GPs become more confident with procedures that will allow for better standard of care and level of proficiency.
I learned a lot of handy new tips; Refined procedures that I am already doing and enjoyed learning brand new techniques I haven’t done before.
Ophthalmology has been something I’ve avoided as a bit of a black hole. This workshop demystified the entire subject again. Fantastic instructors and excellent practical surgery day. I have gained so much more out of this than I thought.
Your Questions Answered
Are there group discounts available?
Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss group discounts.
What happens if I pay and then later can’t come?
As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 50% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.
Can I pay off my registration fee?
Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].
What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?
If a workshop is postponed, cannot run or you are unable to attend due to borders closing, or travel restrictions, you can do one of the following:
1. Attend the workshop's new date
2. Transfer your registration to another workshop or course
3. Leave your registration as a credit for a future VetPrac workshop
4. Receive a refund
What happens if the workshop is cancelled?
If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided with a refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.