This day of ophthalmology is for veterinarians wanting to expand their treatment options for emergency ocular cases. The content will be targeted towards veterinarians already familiar with ophthalmic examination and basic diagnostic techniques. During the morning we will review the most commonly encountered ocular emergencies including eyelid disorders, corneal ulceration, infected and non-infected uveitis, glaucoma, acute vision loss, orbital abscess and cellulitis, proptosis.

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Eyelid tacking
  • Eyelid laceration repair, triangle-triangle graft
  • Lateral canthotomy and temporary tarsorraphy (proptosis repair)
  • 360 degree conjunctival graft
  • Oral orbital abscess drainage

Dr Kellam Bayley

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Registered Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. BVSc MVSc CertVOphthal MANZCVS Dip ECVO

Kellam graduated from Massey University in 2006 and worked in general practice for several years. He traveled to the UK to complete the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011. From 2013-2018 Kellam underwent a residency training program under the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) based in Adelaide.

He sat and passed ECVO diploma examinations in early 2019 and is now a registered specialist in veterinary ophthalmology. He also completed his Masters in Veterinary Science in 2017 at Massey University. Kellam is based in clinical practice in Wellington, New Zealand. Kellam has provided CPD seminars to local veterinarians and Massey University interns for several years and has presented a variety of ophthalmic topics at local (NZVA) and international conferences.

Management of Ocular Emergencies