Equine Ophthalmology | Centre for Veterinary Education

Equine Ophthalmology

Equine Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology consultations will remain frustrating if we always reach for the same treatment without identifying and addressing underlying causes for the conditions presented.

This course will equip you with a logical approach to the management and diagnosis of common equine ocular conditions.

The aim of this program is to provide an overview of the equine ocular examination and the most relevant diagnostic tests to perform, as well as current approaches to the treatment of commonly seen equine ophthalmic diseases.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the etiopathogenesis of common equine ophthalmic conditions in your practice, to include corneal disease, anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis and ocular trauma

  • Develop a logical, systematic, comprehensive approach to approach the work-up equine ophthalmic disease

  • Confidently perform and interpret ophthalmic diagnostic testing

  • Improve management and the outcomes of challenging ophthalmic cases

  • Prescribe appropriate topical and systemic medications to effectively treat equine ophthalmic disease.

Course Delivery

This course includes:

  • Written notes, photographs and videos

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.


Monday 25 June - Sunday 22 July 2018
Delivered Online



Heather Kaese graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Canada. Heather completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine and achieved a Master’s degree in Comparative Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. In 2003 Heather joined Eye Care for Animals in Chicago and completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She recently joined Robin Stnaley at a dedicated ophthalmology clinic in Melbourne. Her research and practice interests include equine recurrent uveitis and companion animal corneal disease. Heather and her husband enjoy travel and hiking with their Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$289
Student Member$145
Non-member / eMember$578
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

Repeat CPD Participant Discount*

If you have:

  • Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses.
  • Participated in a CVE DE, TimeOnline or face-to-face CPD in the past 12 months you are eligible for a 10% discount for further registrations (excluding DE, workshops, the Practical Ultrasound -Intensive Short Course and the Recent Graduate Survival Seminar).

*Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions.

To redeem your discount contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au.