Ophthalmology – Surgical ophthalmology in dogs for clinical practitioner

Ophthalmology – Surgical ophthalmology in dogs for clinical practitioner

The primary objective of this course in veterinary ophthalmology is to improve the ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical skills of veterinary practitioners in order that they can provide higher levels of care to animals with eye problems. This will begin with a review of ophthalmic terminology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of the animal eye. Basic and advanced ophthalmic examination and surgery techniques in dogs will be covered in detail. Discussions on how to perform basic and advanced ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical procedures will be taught. OKEAN course offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain hands-on skills training through personalized instruction, allowing you to develop expertise.

 

Programme

Examination of the eye

  • Anterior segment examination
  • Diagnostic testing – eye reflexes, fluorescein staining, STT, IOP, nasolacrimal duct flushing
  • Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy

 

Surgical procedures

  • Temporary tarsorrhaphy
  • Wedge resection
  • Entropion surgery – Modified Hotz Celsus
  • Complex entropion surgery
  • Ectropium surgery
  • Lateral arrowhead for large breeds
  • “Stades technique”
  • Medial canthoplasty for brachycephalic breeds
  • Removal of large tumor and eyelid reconstruction using H-plasty
  • Third eyelid flap
  • 360-degree conjunctival flap
  • Cherry eye repair
  • Enucleation

Dr. Hannes Gressl studied veterinary medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna
1988 Clinic for surgery and ophthalmology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
1994 Veterinary Clinic Dr. Krebitz in Klagenfurt, Austria. Main focus: ophthalmology, oncology, soft tissue-, orthopedic, neurosurgery and diagnostic imaging (computer tomography, MRI, X-ray, endoscopy)
1996 Doctoral thesis at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Topic: “About the occurrence of eyelid diseases in dogs in Austria (1983-1993)”
1996 Certified member AKVO (Working Group of Veterinary Ophthalmology – Austria),ECVO (European Collage of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) recognized ESE Eye Scheme Examiner
2006 – Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the VÖK (Austrian Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Association)
2012 – Member of the Board of the VÖK Austrian Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Association
2014 “Specialist veterinarian for small animals” Austrian veterinary chamber, qualification and exam
2016 – President of the VÖK Austrian Small Animal Veterinary Medicine Association
2016 Appointed member of the Examination board for specialist veterinarian for small animals of the Austrian veterinary chamber
2017 “Diploma small animal oncology” Austrian veterinary chamber qualification and exam
2018 Appointed instructor small animal medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna