Eye or Brain? A Beginner’s guide to Neuro-ophthalmology

Event date

28 March 2019

Venue location

Engineers House
The Promenade
Clifton Down


Jessica Wachtel, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Christine Heinrich DVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology



 Early birdStandard
Member£204 (including VAT)£239 (including VAT)
Non-memberNA£399 (including VAT)


Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date. 

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.


Eye problems are a common reason for an animal to arrive in the consulting room. However, when examining the eye it isn’t really just that structure you are testing, but all the neural pathways behind it and this is where everything can get a lot more challenging. 

This course will give the general practitioner a much deeper understanding of the science of neuro-ophthalmology. An entirely case based day with lots of photographs and videos to bring each part of the ophthalmic examination to life. You will learn what to expect when testing normal visual responses and therefore how to identify the abnormal. The main focus will be on pupil abnormalities and blindness including details on the investigative tools available in general practice. Finally the advanced investigation techniques offered by referral centres will be discussed, to enable you to offer the full range of options to your ophthalmic patients.

After attending this course you will be able to:

• Confidently carry out a neuro-ophthalmic examination in practice
• Identify the neurological causes of anisocoria
• Investigate cases of sudden onset blindness
• Classify  and differentiate causes of nystagmus
• Recognise and define the causes of abnormal globe motility

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Jessica Wachtel on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation email will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book three courses for the price of two This offer is only valid for BVA members. All three courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2019 CPD courses and excludes Media training and any webinars. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date, no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see note (left) about the member discount. Programme information The programme information was correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the course. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss. Booking indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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