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Ophthalmic Surgery

Ophthalmic Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery is often put into the 'too hard basket' and referred on to specialists.

This course is designed to give you better understanding of the principles and the practicalities of doing eye surgery with the aim of expanding the range of procedures you can confidently offer your clients. The course will feature video procedures to guide your learning.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Learning objectives

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Have reviewed the necessary equipment needed to perform ophthalmic surgery
  • Have reviewed the indications for a range of surgical procedures including eyelid tumors, entropion, cherry eyes, third eyelid flaps and cartilage eversions as well as the surgical management of corneal ulcers
  • Understand the principles of performing a range of ophthalmic procedures including the removal of eyelid tumours, entropion surgery, cherry eye surgery and the surgical management of the corneal ulcers


  1. The Essentials: Equipment
  2. Eyelids: Tumours, Entropion, Ectropion
  3. The Third Eyelid: Cherry Eye, Eversion
  4. Surgical Management of Corneal Ulcers


Monday 14 October - Sunday 10 November 2019
Delivered Online


BVSc (Hons) FACVSc (Ophthalmology)

Robin Stanley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1984. He undertook an ophthalmology residency from 1987 to 1989, obtaining Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (ACVSc) in small animal surgery, and in 1990 obtained his Fellowship of the ACVSc in ophthalmology. Robin is registered as a veterinary eye specialist.

Robin in Based in Melbourne at Animal Eye Care, in an ophthalmology only practice with 4 other veterinarians. His clinical interests are in ophthalmic surgery, particularly small incisional cataract, hypertensive retinopathy and glaucoma. For 22 years he lectured to Veterinary Students at the Veterinary School of the University of Melbourne.

Robin has authored and co-authored 18 peer reviewed publications, co-authored Common Eye Diseases – A Problem Oriented Text for Veterinarians and contributed to textbooks such as Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, Small Animal Ophthalmology: A Problem Oriented Approach and Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology.

Robin was the winner of the prestigious Tom Hungerford Award in 2010 and is the author and tutor of the long running and popular CVE DE course in Ophthalmology. Robin also runs the time online CVEcourse in Veterinary Ophthalmic surgery.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members