Ophthalmic Surgical Techniques for the General Practitioner: Surgery of
the Eyelids & Orbit

February 2-3, 2019
CE Hours: 16| 3 Seats Available 
Instructors: Drs. David Maggs, Sara Thomasy & Brian Leonard

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About This Course

Come to one or stay for both!

This is a pair of practical labs with the first being a one-day session on how to perform a complete ophthalmic examination, and the second being a 2-day session on ophthalmic surgical techniques. The 2 labs run over 3 consecutive days but the material in each “stands alone” so that you can come to either one or attend both. And the information gained will be useful in all species. We will use dogs and cats as our patients for the examination lab and cadaver pig, dog, and cat eyes for the surgical lab.  However, the examination and surgical skills you will acquire will be applicable across all domestic species.

Surgery Lab

Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained.  Using videos of actual surgeries and cadavers for practice, we will consider patient selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative management for eyelid tumors, cherry eye, and entropion, ectropion, enucleation, indolent ulcers. By the end of this 2-day lab you will have gained confidence and learned surgical techniques that you can put into immediate use at work on Monday.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for veterinary practitioners.


  • Date: February 2-3, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Ophthalmology
  • Enrollment Capacity: 32
  • CE Hours: 16

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Brian Leonard



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“As always this course was excellent & very informative”
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“This overall experience was wonderful. My stay at the hotel was nice. Overall organization from the start was great. Overall environment was informative, yet very low stress”
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