Identifying and diagnosing ocular disorders in dogs is explored in a new video that aims to refresh clinicians’ knowledge of the topic.
Veterinary ophthalmologist Chris Dixon presents the second 15-minute instalment from Bayer’s Back to Basics video series.
The footage shows vets how to perform the fundamental techniques of ophthalmic examinations, which will subsequently enable them to spot potentially degenerative conditions earlier, Mr Dixon explained.
“The second video in particular delves into practical tips that vets can use in practice,” he said.
Produced in partnership with Veterinary Vision, the video explains how to perform an ocular examination, including how to use an ophthalmoscope effectively and examine the ocular structures – including the front eye. It also covers distant, indirect and close-direct examination, the company said.
Importance of early diagnosis
Practices can also order a waiting room display pack online or via their Bayer representative to educate dog owners on the signs and management of dry eye.
The materials also emphasise the importance of early diagnosis and of ongoing treatment and management, Bayer explained.
The videos have been launched as part of the Remend Vision Matters campaign. Meanwhile, the Dry Eye practice display materials can be ordered via www.vetcentre.bayer.co.uk or by contacting your Bayer representative.
- Watch video two: Getting the most from your ophthalmoscope
- Watch video one: Components of the canine ocular examination