General Practitioner Certificate in Ophthalmology

Cyprus, Nicosia - September 2020

General Practitioner Certificate in Ophthalmology

Program

This one year programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of the anatomy, development and physiology of the eye and will cover the full spectrum of ocular diseases seen in the domestic species.

The principles of inherited ocular disease, ocular pharmacology and therapeutics, ocular pathology and ocular surgery will be discussed.

The programme consists of fifteen modules and includes four practical modules to enable you to consolidate your learning in a safe environment.



Course Details

Venue:
Cyprus, Nicosia


  Start Date:
September 2020

Modules:
15

Practical:
4 sessions

Webinars:
5

Duration:
140h

} Schedule:
9:30-17:30

Delegates:
24



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01 - Anatomy and physiology of the eye. Introduction and updates to the ophthalmological examination I
09/2020 | University of Nicosia

• Anatomy and physiology of the eye.
• Recognise the architecture and appearance of healthy ocular tissue and its possible variations within a population of the same breed, between different breeds and between different companion animal species.
• Pathological changes of eye tissue:
- The response of the eye and periocular tissues to various types of insult
- Congenital and inherited problems
- Growth problems
- Infectious and immunological problems
- Nutritional problems, toxicities and trauma.
• Recognise a wide range of ophthalmic instruments and understand the techniques regarding their use.


Speaker: TBC
02 - Anatomy and physiology of the eye. Introduction and updates to the ophthalmological examination II
09/2020 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• The principles of the techniques used to examine the eyelids, the surface of the eye, internal chambers, crystalline lens and the fundus of the eye using different lighting and visualization techniques that include:
- Transillumination, direct and indirect lighting
- Biomicroscopy with the slit lamp
- Direct ophthalmoscopy (uses from close up and further away)
- Indirect ophthalmoscopy (uniocular and binocular).
• The usefulness and limitations of radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI for imaging of the eye and orbital area.
• Obtaining samples for diagnosis by cytology, microbiology and biopsy.
• Note taking and recording the clinical histroy after the ophthalmological examination.
• Introduction to pharmacology:
- Understand the theory behind ophthalmological medication
- Know when to use topical and/or systemic medication for different ophthalmic diseases.
• General pharmacology.
• Practical: ophthalmological examination (Continuous examination part I).


Speaker: TBC
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03 - The orbit, conjunctiva, eyelids and third eyelid, and the nasolacrimal system
09/2020 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of the orbit, eyelids, conjunctiva, third eyelid and nasolacrimal system. Corneal conditions in relation to eyelid diseases.
• Specific points about pathological changes typical of the mentioned tissues and areas.
• Systematic investigation of problems in the mentioned tissues and zones.
• Recognition of a wide variety of clinical presentations, differential diagnoses and their aetiologies: entropion, ectropion, trichiasis, districhiasis, drooping of the eyelids and facial mask, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, prolapse of the third eyelid gland, nasolacrimal system blockage, diseases of the orbital complex etc.
• Describe surgical solutions to specific diseases of the eyelids and third eyelid.
• Specific points about practical pharmacology for the orbit, eyeball, conjunctiva, eyelids and third eyelid.
• Review of ocular neoplasms relevant to this section, and their differential diagnoses.
• Review of inherited eye problems relevant to this section which affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
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04 - The cornea, sclera and episclera
09/2020 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of the cornea, sclera and episclera and the relationship between them and intraocular and eyelid disease.
• Specific points about pathological changes typical of the cornea, sclera and episclera.
• Recognise a wide variety of clinical presentations and differential diagnoses of diseases that affect the aforementioned tissues, and their aetiologies: ulcerative conditions, immune-mediated conditions, primary and secondary keratoconjunctivitis and their effects on the eye and animal's vision etc.
• How to undertake a systematic study during the investigation of tissue problems corresponding to this section.
• Describe surgical solutions to specific diseases of the cornea, sclera and episclera.
• Specific points about practical pharmacology regarding the tissues dealt with in this module.
• Review of ocular neoplasms relevant to this section, and their differential diagnoses.
• Review of inherited eye problems relevant to this section.
• Comments on corneal surgery (how to suture a corneal laceration and appropriate knots for the cornea, conjunctival flap, corneal-limbo-scleral transposition and corneal transplants).
• Review of inherited eye problems relevant to this section which affect the eye.
• Review of the systemic problems relevant to this section and that affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
Discussion of clinical cases concerning modules 3 and 4
10/2020 | Online

• Review of several clinical cases regarding the orbit, conjunctiva, eyelids, third eyelid, nasolacrimal system, cornea, sclera and episclera.


Speaker: TBC
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05 - The lens and glaucoma
01/2021 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of the lens, ciliary body and iridocorneal angle.
• Specific points regarding pathological changes typical of the eye in relation to the different conditions of the lens and the different types of glaucoma.
• Recognise a wide variety of clinical presentations of glaucoma as well as the various pathologies that could affect the lens, its differential diagnoses and the effects on the eye and vision of the animal including the formation of cataracts, sub-luxation and luxation of the lens and primary and secondary glaucomas.
• Systematic investigation of problems regarding the iridocorneal angle and lens including the use of the slit lamp, ophthalmoscopy and ocular ultrasound, and study of the iridocorneal angle with gonioscopy.
• Describe medical and surgical solutions to specific diseases of the lens and for the treatment of glaucoma.
• Pharmacology - specific points regarding practical pharmacology for the crystalline lens and glaucoma.
• Review of ocular neoplasms relevant to this section, and their differential diagnoses.
• Review of the systemic problems relevant to this section and that affect the eye.
• Review of inherited eye problems relevant to this section which affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
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06 - The uveal tract and vitreous humour
01/2021 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of the uveal tract and vitreous humour, and its important relationship with the rest of intraocular tissues.
• Specific points regarding pathological changes typical of the eye in relation to the different conditions of the uveal tract and vitreous humour and its close relationship with other conditions that affect the retina, lens and ocular humours.
• Recognise the different clinical presentations of uveitis as well as the various pathologies that could affect the vitreous humour, its differential diagnoses and the effects on the eye and vision of the animal, including the different types of primary and secondary uveitis, liquefaction of the vitreous humour and other degenerative changes in this tissue.
• Systematic investigation of problems in ocular tissues and areas studied in this module.
• Describe medical solutions for specific diseases of the uveal tract.
• Specific aspects regarding practical pharmacology.
• Review of ocular neoplasms relevant to this section, and their differential diagnoses.
• Review of inherited eye problems relevant to this section which affect the eye.
• Review of the systemic problems relevant to this section which affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
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07 - The retina and optic nerve
01/2021 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of the retina, optic nerve and of the complex process of vision. The differences between feline and canine species. Review of the most common non-pathological variations in appearance of the ocular fundus.
• Specific points regarding typical pathological changes, congenital and acquired, of the retina/choroid and the optic nerve. Understand the development and appearance of pathological abnormalities of the retina associated with inflammation, neoplasia and disease.
• Recognize the different common conditions of the retina and optic nerve, their differential diagnoses and the effects on the eye and vision of the animal (SARDs, IMR, PRAs, Collie eye abnormality, neuritis, toxicities, etc).
• Systematic investigation of problems and loss of vision and introduction to clinical electro-retinography.
• Describe medical/surgical solutions for diseases of the retina and optic nerve.
• Specific aspects regarding practical pharmacology.
• Review of ocular neoplasms relevant to this section (retina and optic nerve), and their differential diagnoses.
• Discussion of the ophthalmological examination schemes available in the EU and the world for the control of hereditary ophthalmic diseases and review of inherited ocular problems relevant to this section (retina and optic nerve).
• Review of the systemic problems relevant to this section and that affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
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08 - Ophthalmological emergencies
01/2021 | University of Nicosia

• Review of the basic principles of ophthalmological emergencies.
• Diagnosis and treatment of:
- Orbital abscess.
- Orbital fracture.
- Exophthalmus.
- Cornea and/or eyelid.
- Corneal ulceration.
- Hyphema.
- Glaucoma.
- Luxation of the lens.
- Retinal detachment
- Blindness.
• Review considerations for referral to a specialist.


Speaker: TBC
Discussion of clinical cases concerning modules 5 and 6
02/2021 | Online

• Discussion of clinical cases related to lens matter, glaucoma, the uveal tract and the vitreous humor.


Speaker: TBC
Vision in pets
02/2021 | Online

Speaker: TBC
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09 - Ophthalmology in exotic animals (birds, reptiles, rodents and lagomorphs) and how to write an article on a clinical case (case report) for later publication
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

• Comparative anatomical, physiological and neurological eye details in exotic animals.
• Ophthalmological examination in exotic animals.
• Recognition of the most common eye conditions in exotic animals.
• Ocular pharmacology in exotic animals.
• How to write a clinical case report.


Speaker: TBC
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10 - Neuro-ophthalmology
04/2021 | University of Nicosia

• The most important anatomical and physiological details of ocular neurology and the differences between feline and canine species. Knowledge of the neurological pathways associated with vision, eyelid and eye movement, pupillary reflexes, ocular responses and autonomic ocular and periocular innervation.
• Specific points regarding pathological changes that affect neurology of the eye and recognition of the most common ocular neurological conditions.
• Systematic investigation of neurological ocular problems and review of ocular manifestations of systemic diseases (neoplasms, inflammatory, immunological, infectious, nutritional and toxic conditions).
• Pharmacology applicable to the diagnosis of neurophthalic problems.
• Review of the systemic problems relevant to this section and that affect the eye.


Speaker: TBC
11 - Ocular imaging and review of the eye examination
04/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Ocular ultrasound practical.
• Eye examination practical (Continuous examination part II).

• Practical workshop - Use of CT and MRI for the diagnosis of ocular problems.


Speaker: TBC
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12 - Ocular anaesthesia
04/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• General notes on sedatives, general anaesthesia, topical anaesthetics (onset of action and duration, and irritability) and the necessary equipment to provide a good anaesthetic.
• Effects of sedatives and general anaesthetics on the function/physiology of the eye.
• Anaesthesia protocols for ophthalmology.
• Recovery from anaesthesia - implications for paralyzing agents, intraocular pressure, dry eye, self-trauma.
• Use of ventilation in small animals.
• Paralysis for corneal surgery - agents, reversibility, etc.
• Reinforced endotracheal tubes

• Local anaesthesia block practical.


Speaker: TBC
Discussion ophthalmological clinical cases in exotic animals
05/2021 | Online

• Discussion of clinical cases on the most common pathologies in the different species of exotic animals that may be brought into a practice.


Speaker: TBC
Discussion of neuro-ophthalmological clinical cases
05/2021 | Online

• Discussion of several neuro-ophthalmological clinical cases that may be brought into the consult room.


Speaker: TBC
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13 - Basic concepts of eye surgery
07/2021 | University of Nicosia

• Review of the basic concepts necessary for particpation in the eye surgery workshop.


Speaker: TBC
14 - Practical workshop - Ophthalmic Surgery I
07/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Be aware of the material used in eye surgery.
• Use of magnification for eye surgery.
• Techniques for the correction of common conditions of the eyelids and the third eyelid.
• Review of types of repair and corneal reconstruction, including direct suture, conjunctival grafts and corneo-conjunctival transposition.
• Introduction to the principles of intra-ocular surgery.


Speaker: TBC
15 - Practical workshop - Ophthalmic surgery II
07/2021 | Improve International CY Practical Facilities

• Continuation of the previous module.


Speaker: TBC


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Register before 02/08/2020:
  • Payment in full: 6200.00€
  • 20% Deposit + 3 x instalments: 1705.00€ + 1705.00€ x 3 instalments *
  • 20% Deposit + 11 x instalments: 1364.00€ + 496.00€ x 11 instalments *

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This course is accredited by ESVPS and allows you to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate.

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