Examination of the Eye; Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye, Basic Embryology and Histology


Key learning objectives Day One:

  • Use diagnostic ophthalmic instruments including focal illumination, the direct ophthalmoscope, slit lamp biomicroscope and indirect ophthalmoscope to perform a confident ocular examination
  • Undertake tonometry
  • Undertake gonioscopy
  • Understand more advanced and specialist techniques available for ophthalmic
    diagnosis including radiography, electroretinography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans
  • Understand diagnostic cytology, microbiology and biopsy sampling and appreciate the applications of the different methods of investigation
  • Describe a systematic approach to the investigation of ophthalmology cases including accurate record keeping

Key learning objectives Day Two:

  • Understand basic ophthalmic embryology and post natal ocular development
  • Describe comprehensively the anatomy of the eye
  • Understand ocular physiology including the tear film, aqueous production, lens metabolism and retinal physiology
  • Appreciate the normal and pathological appearance of histological samples including the significance of abnormalities detected
  • Understand basic ocular immunology

Available Dates

Examination of the Eye; Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye, Basic Embryology and Histology
20 Jan 2020
21 Jan 2020
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Lorraine Fleming

Price: £1,195.00 + VAT

Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

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Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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