'Consult with Dr. Dennis Brooks' – Part 1: Equine Ophthalmic Diagnostics Made Simple
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You see what you know! This 3-hour interactive live-stream is aimed at veterinarians with little equine ophthalmologic experience. Learn how to thoroughly examine the equine eye and perform routine ophthalmic diagnostic procedures/techniques from one of the most highly respected equine ophthalmologists worldwide! Dr. Brooks will share invaluable tips and tricks that will make examining horse eyes considerably easier. The lectures will be such that individuals will begin to understand how to think through the diagnosis and therapy of horses with eye problems using knowledge of eye anatomy and observational techniques.
List of demonstration procedures that will be covered through videos:
- Pupillary light reflexes, menace response & dazzle reflex: videos
- Motor & sensory nerve blocks: videos
- Interpretation of eye colour changes in horses with eye problems: images & videos
- How to use the direct ophthalmoscope: images & videos
- Using your smart phone for eye exams: images & videos
- Corneal dye use and interpretation – Fluorescein, Rose Bengal, and Lissamine Green dyes to assess abrasions, ulcers, tear film breakup time, Seidel's Test: images & videos
- How to obtain a corneal culture & corneal cytology: videos
- Use of topical anaesthetics:discussions
- Use of atropine:discussions
- Use of serum and plasma for corneal therapy:discussions
- Evaluation of the horse drainage angle in eyes at risk of glaucoma: images
DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO - United States
American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dennis E. Brooks passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998. Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011. He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.