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CPD

We’re pleased to let you know we’ll be hosting CPD events, covering a range of ophthalmology topics, starting in October 2021.

We’re kicking off our CPD calendar with ‘Ophthalmology October’ – 4 online weekly sessions throughout October, aimed at veterinary nurses.

Anaesthesia Specialist, Perrine Benmansour DVM, MVetSc, MRCVS, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS and EBVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia will be hosting our third session on Wednesday 20th Oct.

Each event will begin at 8pm for an hour and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Week 1 – Weds 6th Oct - Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye:
    • an overview of the parts of the eye
    • how the eye works
    • species and breed differences in eyes
    • what diseases can do to the eye.
  • Week 2 – Weds 13th Oct - Medical Ophthalmic Nursing
    • Ophthalmic examination - what to look for, signs of pain and discomfort when nursing the ophthalmic patient
    • Approach and restraint of the ophthalmic patient
    • Basic pharmacology including how to make serum drops
    • Application of drops, gels and ointments
    • Briefing the owner on ophthalmic care at home
  • Week 3 – Weds 20th Oct - Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Cases
    • Patient and breed specific considerations relevant to anaesthesia
    • Underlying disease and physiology of the eye relevant to anaesthesia
    • Procedure specific considerations
    • Equipment and set up
  • Week 4 – Weds 27th Oct - Surgical Ophthalmic Nursing
    • Clipping, cleaning and preparing the eye/eyelids for surgery
    • Identifying, cleaning and maintenance of ophthalmic instruments
    • The ophthalmic nursing tools which all RVN’s should own
    • Fundamental aspects of ophthalmic surgery/diagnostics and their uses in general and referring practices
    • Post-operative care following eye surgery
    • Patient care plans and assisting the client with ophthalmic care at home

Week 3 – Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Cases

Speaker: Perrine Benmansour DVM, MVetSc, MRCVS, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS and EBVS Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Perrine graduated from the University of Liège in Belgium in 2007. After completing a small animal general internship at the University of Nantes in France, she decided to pursue her interest in anaesthesia by completing a small animal anaesthesia internship at the University of Liverpool. Following this, Perrine undertook a three-year residency in anaesthesia and analgesia, and a Master of Veterinary Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada, completing both in 2013. She gained her European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2014. Since finishing her residency, Perrine has worked in busy small animal specialist referral centres where she also provides a pain management clinic service. Perrine has particular interests in hospital workflow efficiency and pain management.

The hour-long weekly Ophthalmology October online sessions will start at 8pm on the dates shown above.

Week 4 - Surgical Ophthalmic Nursing

Speaker:  Iona Mathieson BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS

Director at Eye Vet and Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Iona graduated from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 1997, then spent a year in mixed practice before moving to small animal practices in Nottingham and then to the North of England. She received the RCVS Certificate of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011, and shortly after joined Eye Vet, soon progressing to become Director in 2018. She leads a team who in addition to their day-to-day cases, provide ophthalmology training for the University of Liverpool vet students and collaborate with Chester Zoo for their ophthalmology cases.

The hour-long weekly Ophthalmology October online sessions will start at 8pm on the dates shown above.

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Perrine Benmansour

DVM, MVetSc, MRCVS, DipECVAA, MRCVS, RCVS and EBVS

Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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Iona Mathieson

BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS

Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology Director

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