Webinar Series 'Consult with Dr. Dennis Brooks' – Part 1 - 3

Venue: On-Demand Webinar
Contact Hours: 9 Hours
Course Language: English
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Part 1:  Equine Ophthalmic Diagnostics Made Simple (Recorded June 2020)

On-demand Lecture & Video Demonstrations of  Routine Ophthalmic Diagnostic Procedures/Techniques


You see what you know! This 3-hour webinar 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

Part 2: Equine Ophthalmology Beyond Basics (Recorded June 2020)

On-demand Lecture & Video Demonstrations of Intermediate Ophthalmic Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures/Techniques


This 3-hour webinar is aimed at veterinarians with a working knowledge and experience in equine ophthalmology. World-renowned Dr. Dennis Brooks will share his thoughts and approach to more advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/techniques with the aid of detailed video demonstrations.

List of demonstration procedures that will be covered through videos:

  • Use of a slitlamp: images & videos
  • How to perform indirect ophthalmoscopy: videos
  • Tonometry – rebound or applanation: images & videos
  • Orbital nerve block: images, videos & discussions
  • Nasolacrimal cannulation:images
  • How to perform aqueocentesis & intravitreal injection: images & videos
  • Corneal diamond burr procedure for corneal disease: images & videos
  • Collagen cross linking in the horse – a new procedure: images & discussions
  • Corneal glue for microleaks with deep ulcers: images & discussions
  • Evaluation of retinal disease in the horse: videos
  • Ultrasound examination of the equine eye:images
  • Basic ophthalmic surgery of the horse cornea: images & videos

Part 3: Case-Discussions with Dennis Brooks (Recorded June 2020)


During this 3-hour webinar PowerPoint case-discussion session Dr. Dennis Brooks will present fascinating cases and share his wealth of experience accumulated over a 40-year long career in equine ophthalmology with the participants. This session will emphasize how to adapt therapy to eye problems if the initial therapeutic approach is not working. Using electronic voting, participants were encouraged to share their opinions on how to investigate and treat the presented horses.

Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes.  If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically.  After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Dennis Brooks
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    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.

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