Surgical Ophthalmology Workshop

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September 22nd - 24th 2023

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University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

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CPD value: NSW: 24
Other states 15.5

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Got a scalpel blade and some 8/0 suture? What about a bottle of fake tears and a tube of Tricin? Some might say you’re all set to tackle surgical ophthalmology, but we’ve got a few other things to offer you.

Ophthalmology in general veterinary practice can really test your limits, but this weekend workshop can help. If you’re interested in getting maximum diagnostic power from your ophthalmic examination and reaching further with ocular and periocular surgery, this course is for you. Read on to see why this course should be your choice for CPD in 2023.

For registered veterinary surgeons only.

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FREE 20D aspheric lens for each participant

Set the clinical record straight

  • Ophthalmic examination that yields diagnostic information
  • Fundic examination & interpretation
  • Surgical repair of entropion & ectropion
  • Corneal surgery
  • Choosing the right surgical approach
  • What the specialists recommend for cherry eyes
  • Test a range of ophthalmic instrumentation including loupes
  • Option to purchase ophthalmic equipment exclusively discounted prices

Periocular & corneal surgery, all in one workshop

Some join this workshop for the surgery, some for the social aspects, and others because they want to offer more for ophthalmology cases in practice. Everyone is welcome and no matter what your motivation is, our job is to make your CPD event interesting, practical, and applicable to practice right away.

This course offers a whole weekend where you are surrounded by specialist veterinary ophthalmologists. You’ll see presentations and surgical demonstrations, and have the opportunity to perform a range of periocular surgeries for yourself. This is an unbeatable chance to get hands-on surgical experience and advice on how to tackle some technical and very rewarding procedures.

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Over 10 hours of surgical practice
  • Wedge resection
  • Stades procedure
  • Corneal laceration repair
  • Third eyelid laceration repair
  • V to Y blepharoplasty
  • Enucleation
  • Hotz-Celsus procedure
  • Medial canthoplasty
  • Conjunctival graft
Clinical skills covered
  • Distance examination
  • Close examination & reflexes
  • Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Ophthalmoscope functions for retroillumination
  • Looking for anisocoria & aqueous flare
  • Assessing the lens with the slit beam
  • Binocular & monocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Fundic examination including optic disc, retinal vessels & tapetal retina
  • Getting believable tonometry readings
  • Nasolacrimal flush

Workshop Schedule

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Attend one fully-catered weekend workshop & learn from veterinary specialists for just $3,650.


Life-changing procedures to heal chronic irritation & make huge gains in patient health & welfare.


Take this opportunity to expand your clinical services & offer more procedures in-house.

Your Educators

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Dr Edith Hampson

Dr Edith Hampson

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Qualifications: BVSc PhD FANZCVS

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Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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Dr Hampson is a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist who enjoys teaching undergraduate students and practitioners about diseases of the eye. She was awarded her BVSc in 1981 and PhD in toxicology in 1989, and her Membership (Medicine of Dogs) in 1998 and Fellowship (Veterinary Ophthalmology) in 2004. She has worked in mixed and small animal practices, university clinics, specialist hospitals, as well as a post doctorate in a vision research-based centre.

Edith is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Queensland where she teaches ophthalmology to fourth year veterinary students and third year veterinary technician students. She provides continuing education for general practitioners and an ophthalmology service for clinical research.

Dr Mark Billson

Dr Mark Billson

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Qualifications: BVSc PhD DVOpthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS

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Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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Mark obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1999. After taking up a post as Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Glasgow he returned to Australia in 2003 and has been working in private referral practice. Mark is a recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is interested in all aspects of ophthalmology including management of glaucoma and surgical removal of cataracts and has a keen interest in ocular pathology.

Dr Martyn King

Dr Martyn King

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Qualifications: BSc BVMS (Hons) DVOphthal, MANZCVSc MRCVS

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Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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In 1996 he gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Ophthalmology, and in 2000 he was awarded the Diploma in Ophthalmology, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ highest qualification in ophthalmology. Whilst in the UK he was an examiner for the RCVS in ophthalmology and was on the RCVS Ophthalmology Board. Martyn returned to Perth in 2005 and established Perth Veterinary Ophthalmology. Expansion of the practice has lead to Martyn setting up a state of the art ophthalmology only referral practice at Perth Animal Eye Hospital in the Perth suburb of Manning, Western Australia.

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What our participants say…

Exceptionally informative in both theory and prac components. Helps get GP vets upto date with new and best practices in many fields – all under the watchful eyes of specialists in their fields.

Dr Jo Beckett, BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon, Furkids Vets

The workshop has been really useful and applicable to general practice. The lectures were really informative and built on knowledge I already had, and the surgical component introduced new surgeries and helped improve surgeries I’ve done before.

Dr Felicia Hergert, DVM

Veterinarian, Hamilton St Veterinary Clinic

What a fun and education filled weekend! It packed a punch with content and the prac day was so incredibly valuable, I only wish the course ran for a little longer.

Dr Leah Slater, BVSc

Veterinarian, Unanderra Vet Hospital

Excellent content and practical experience. Always organised and I leave the workshop enthusiastic about skills and knowledge learned and waiting to go back to clinic and apply it all. Also looking forward to sharing my experience with my colleagues.

Dr Julian Nalliah, BVSc

Veterinarian & Practice Owner, Daisy Hill Vet Clinic



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Your Questions Answered

Are group discounts available?

Absolutely! Work together, learn together, we say. If 3 or more participants register from the same clinic under the same booking, you’ll receive a 5% discount at checkout when you book on our website.

Will I get CPD points and a CPD certificate?

Of course! Each participant will receive a CPD certificate via email. We do this after you’ve provided feedback and the workshop is complete.

What kind of learning materials are included?

Generally, you can choose printed course notes, a digital copy on USB, or both. Everyone gets a printed copy of the procedure guide.

What happens if I pay and then later can’t attend?
  • Transferring or changing registration from one workshop to another will incur a $50 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made up to 45 days prior to the commencement date of the Training Course will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the Fee.
  •  Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the commencement date of the Training Course are not refundable.

Can I pay in instalments, or do you offer payment plans?

Yes! At VetPrac we are pleased to offer payment plans for our online courses and workshops. We want to make it manageable for you to invest in your professional development.

For more information regarding our payment plans, please do not hesitate to contact Ros at [email protected].

What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, we will refund your course fees in full. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you.

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