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Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures

October 24-25, 2014

Through a combination of lecture, surgical demonstration and hands on surgical laboratories, this 2-day course will provide participants with the knowledge and essential surgical skills to appropriately treat a variety of common ocular conditions affecting companion animals. Each topic will be addressed in a comprehensive fashion, from disease overview, to surgical planning, to surgical procedures, to post-operative management.

Day 1 will address surgical management of eyelid abnormalities, including eyelid masses, lacerations, entropion, combined entropion/ectropion and macropalpebral fissure. Day 2 will cover surgical management of corneal disease (including procedures for non-healing superficial corneal ulcers, keratectomy and conjunctival flap surgery), as well as surgical salvage procedures for the management of chronic glaucoma (including enucleation/orbital prosthesis, intrascleral prosthesis and intravitreal gentamicin injection).

Magnification is helpful in performing a number of these surgeries and will be available in the form of Optivisor magnifiers. However, attendees are encouraged to bring their personal surgical loupes, where possible.

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Lodging at Hampton Inn, McCarran International Airport

Check In: 10/23/2014
Check Out: 10/26/2014


  • Hampton Inn provides complimentary ground transportation to/from airport (call hotel at 702.647.8000 to arrange service).
  • Hampton Inn provides complimentary breakfast daily starting at 6:00a.
  • Complimentary ground transportation to/from hotel and Oquendo Center.
If you choose this lodging option, reservations will be made 3-4 weeks before the course and you will receive an email confirmation.
Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the dates included in the package at your own expense, please contact Jennifer Finkel (j.finkel@wvc.org).