Surgical Ophthalmology Workshop 2025

January 31st - February 2nd 2025

University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

CPD points: NSW: 26
Others: 16

Surgical Ophthalmology Workshop

Have you settled for a TEF when you’d rather do a conj graft, but haven’t got the experience?

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Would the chance to perform more advanced ophthalmic surgeries appeal to you? If you enjoy soft tissue surgery and you look snazzy in a pair of loupes (that’s everybody), maybe a course in surgical ophthalmology is just what you need.

This unique workshop embraces next-level surgical procedures which hover somewhere between everyday GP work and specialist ophthalmology referral.

We also think it’s the only course in Australia where you have FOUR specialist ophthalmologists onsite to help you learn new techniques, and they’re available for the whole workshop.

Sign up as an early bird and get a bonus online course worth $497


Periocular & corneal surgery, all in one workshop

Some come to us for the surgery, some for the social vibe, and others because they want to offer a broader scope of ophthalmology services in practice. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your experience or motivation is. It’s our pleasure to make your CPD event interesting, practical, and applicable to practice right away.

Got a scalpel blade and some 8/0 suture? What about a bottle of fake tears and a tube of Tricin? Not so fast! This course offers a weekend of surgery with just little extra zing for your ophthalmology case workups. You’ll be surrounded by specialist veterinary ophthalmologists and you’ll be able to pick up new techniques and watch procedural demonstrations first hand, before you pick up the scalpel for yourself.

Even the most experienced GP vets walk away with great updates from these key sessions

  • 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

Step this way to be part of an unmissable training experience

What about the surgery?

With over 10 hours of surgical practice, you’ll jump at the chance to perform a range of procedures on your own specimen – no sharing required.

  • Wedge resection
  • Stades procedure
  • Corneal laceration repair
  • Third eyelid laceration repair
  • V to Y blepharoplasty
  • Enucleation
  • Hotz-Celsus procedure
  • Medial canthoplasty
  • Conjunctival graft

Join this workshop if you want

  • Ophthalmic examinations that yield diagnostic information
  • Fundic examination skills & interpretation tips
  • Surgical training to repair entropion & ectropion
  • Technical training in corneal surgery
  • Surgical planning guidance
  • Specialist recommendations for case management
  • New ophthalmic instrumentation or loupes (at exclusively discounted prices)
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Get confident

Get equipped with the theory and skills you need to start your journey towards orthopaedic services.

Social network

This is your tribe. Spend some quality time with people who understand what you do each day.

Great food

We’ll make sure you’re nourished with healthy food, sweet treats & caffeine, so you can get on with learning new skills.

Hands on experience

It’s all about time on the tools. We prioritise procedures & surgical practice so you have time to see the skills & do the skills with specialist guidance.

Personalised feedback

As a participant, you’ll get real-time feedback on your surgical planning & execution with the chance to refine your approach with experienced practitioners.

Real-world training

Learn in the same way you work. You’ll learn procedures within the clinical context & enjoy full support, so things make sense when you get back to the clinic.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule Surgical Ophthalmology Friday to Sunday FINAL

Your Educators

Dr Edith

Dr Edith Hampson

Qualifications: BVSc PhD FANZCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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

Dr Mark Billson

Qualifications: BVSc PhD DVOpthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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

Qualifications: BSc BVMS (Hons) DVOphthal, MANZCVSc MRCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

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.

Dr Johana Premont with VPB

Dr Johana Premont

Qualifications: BSc BVMS MANZCVS MVSc DipECVO

Johana was admitted to the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2013, and has full specialist registration as a veterinary ophthalmologist in Australia.

Since 2022, she has been part of the ophthalmology team at Veterinary Specialist Services in Jindalee, Queensland.

Johana has trained several residents through the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She is also a reviewer for several international veterinary journals. Her main research interests are cataract and glaucoma surgery, and ocular pharmacology.

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x 3 monthly payments of $1195

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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