Practical Ophthalmology | Centre for Veterinary Education

Practical Ophthalmology

This course will cover the common ocular presentations seen by general practitioners and will be particularly useful for recent graduates.

The course will start with tips and tricks for performing an eye examination with equipment found in your practice or that can be easily and cheaply obtained.

We will then cover the ten most common ocular presentations including the management of corneal ulcers, eyelid disease, uveitis and glaucoma. One of the four modules will focus exclusively on feline ocular disease.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Have improved ability to examine the eye

  • Have improved ability to diagnose ocular disease

  • Be able to recognise common eye problems in the dog and cat

  • Be more confident in treating and managing common eye diseases in the dog and cat. 


  1. Practical eye examination

  2. Ten common ocular presentations in general practice part 1

  3. Ten common ocular presentations in general practice part 2

  4. Feline ophthalmology

Course Delivery

This course includes:

  • A set of written notes and photographs within each module

  • 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.

Please email us to express your interest in this course


Monday 23 April - Sunday 20 May 2018
Delivered Online


BSc (Hons) BVSc (Hons) PhD

Jane is an honours graduate in Science from the University of Melbourne. She also has a PhD in Biochemistry and Genomics. Coming to Animal Eye Care from a senior research position with the Department of Primary Industries where she worked with dairy cattle and wallabies, Jane brings a wealth of managerial experience to Animal Eye Care. She completed her Veterinary Science degree with Honours at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Jane is a Professional Interest Practitioner in Ophthalmology.

Course Fees

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

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or to register.