Top Five Ophthalmic Emergencies for Nurses
Long term or surgical management of acute glaucoma, anterior lens luxation, corneal descemetocele, globe prolapse and acute blindness may best be provided by a veterinary ophthalmologist. However, prompt diagnosis and emergency treatment by the referring clinic may very well mean the difference between a salvaged eye and blindness or enucleation. In this talk we shall discuss practical tips for the immediate care of these emergency cases which can change the outcome
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated (1) AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.
Recording from 30 May 2023
Professor Ron Ofri,Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his graduation, he traveled to the University of Florida, where he trained in veterinary ophthalmology and obtained his Ph.D. He then returned to Israel and joined his alma mater, where he is currently a Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology, winner of numerous Teacher of the Year awards, and author of more than 100 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 40 countries, in continuing education seminars, national meetings, and world congresses for general practitioners, including BSAVA, WSAVA, WVC, and NAVC, as well as advanced courses in his research fields of retinal electrophysiology and visual optics. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt's classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th editions) as well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th, 5th, and 6th editions). Ron is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology