ESVO Webinar: Suprachoroidal drug delivery

“Suprachoroidal drug delivery – indications, pharmacology, and technique

The suprachoroidal space (SCS) is a space that is located between the choroid and sclera and thus surrounds the entire ocular posterior segment. Use of the SCS as a potential site for ocular drug delivery is advantageous because this route avoids substantial drug barriers such as the tear film, surface epithelium, conjunctival lymphatics, and the sclera.

This time we will talk to BRIAN C. GILGER, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, Dipl. ABT

Looking forward to “seeing” all of you on August, 23 2022 at 21 CET

Jiri Beranek and ESVO board”

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ESVO Webinar: Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy in Dogs

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Dear colleagues, dear friends of ophthalmology,

ESVO is happy to announce new webinar issue: CED corneal endothelia dystrophy in dogs

In dogs, corneal endothelial dystrophy is a bilateral, primary degenerative process of endothelial cells. With disease progression, it can result in corneal edema, bullous keratopathy, ulcerative keratitis, and increased risk of corneal infection, which severely compromises vision and comfort in affected patients. Boston Terriers, chihuahuas, dachshunds, German shorthaired pointers and German wirehaired pointers are predisposed.

This time we will talk to Sara Thomnasy, DVM, PHD, DACVO

Looking forward to “seeing” all of you on May, 31 2022 at 21 CET

Jiri Beranek and ESVO board

16th William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary & Comparative Ophthalmology

June 21-July 8, 2022. University of California-Davis (UCD)

“Arrangements for the 2022/23 ACVO Basic Science Course (BSC) are moving ahead rapidly. It remains our hope to host the BSC in person at the University of California-Davis (UCD) from June 21-July 8, 2022. Please stay updated at our new permanent BSC website (

The University has very strict vaccine, masking, and Covid testing requirements, and has been safely holding in-person classes within the Vet School for about 1 year now. For more information, see the UCD Covid Dashboard. We will have strict compliance requirements in place for the BSC, while remaining ready to pivot to an online format if required.

New alternating annual BSC format. It is clear that the two online courses in 2020 and 2021 were remarkably popular with certain registrants, and it was heart-warming to see how it permitted inclusiveness that is not always possible with the in-person course. But there is also enthusiasm from many speakers, mentors, and attendees who wish to maintain access to the labs and the lifelong camaraderie possible through attendance at the traditional in-person course. Therefore, in 2022 (pandemic regulations permitting) the BSC will be in-person at the University of California-Davis using the traditional 3-week residential format. All lectures will be recorded at the in-person course and used (along with live discussion sessions) for an online course in 2023 which will be hosted using the 2020-21 model. The success of this alternating format will be closely monitored before a long-term decision is made to make this change permanent.

We expect that the two course formats will appeal to different groups. The online course will continue to offer 8-week at-will access to recorded lectures and live discussions, as well as virtual social events. The in-person course will be a more intense 3-week residential experience with opportunities for live interactions with the speakers, and attendance at the retinoscopy and cytology labs, as well as in-person social events. In addition, the annual format will permit residents and mentors more flexibility when choosing which year of their training program this basic science education is best received, and which format best suits the attendee’s learning style. Especially appealing, the ACVO will offer discounted registration for those wishing to attend both formats in successive years. This arrangement will permit – for example – a resident to attend the in-person course during the 2nd year of their residency (so as to attend the retinoscopy and cytology labs, and enjoy the international camaraderie the BSC has long been known for), and then to register at a discounted rate for the online course during their 3rd year so as “brush up for boards” using 8 weeks of ad-lib online access to the recorded materials, image recognition sessions (“slide rounds”), and discussion sessions with the speakers.

Please refer to the BSC Website for current details. Registration for the 2022 course will likely open in January Kind regards

David Maggs and Sara Thomasy
Chairs, Basic Science Planning Committee”

International announcement website and BSC-2022 and 2023 (1)

ESVO Webinar – “Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma”

On 2nd December 2021 at 21:00 CEST, ESVO continue their webinar series with “Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma”. The speaker is Brian Gilger, DVM, Dipl ACVO, Dipl ABT, North Carolina State University, USA.

Glaucoma is a challenging disease that often leads to blindness.

In this lecture, we will review recent advancements in the treatment of glaucoma, first reviewing new topical medications followed by discussing advances in surgical treatment, including laser therapies and

We will conclude by discussing current research on treatment of glaucoma using gene and/or cell

Advancements in medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma