Module Code Number

VCH 637

Number of ECTS Credits


Hours / Week (T P C)

1 0 1

Module Lecturer

All Lectures

Year / Term


Type of Course

(Compulsory / Elective)


Pre requisites / Recommended


Module Contents

Congenital and acquired abnormalities, causes, clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, medical and surgical treatments and complications of infectious, inflammatory and neoplasmic diseases, pathogenesis, the cornea, sclera, anterior and posterior uvea, lens, retina and vitreous.

Aims and Objectives of the module

The students will acquire problem solving skills and hand-on experiences on the recognition of ocular diseases and their treatments in the small domestic animals.

Method of assessment

Audio-visual and theoretical lecturing

Teaching Language


Textbook /

Recommended readings

1.       Gelatt, KN: Small Animal Ophthalmic Surgery: Practical Techniques for the Veterinarian, 1st edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001

2.       Gelatt, K.N., Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1999

3.       Gelatt, K.N., Veterinary Ophthalmology, 3rd edition, Lippincott, 1999

4.       Slatter, D., Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Sounders, Philadelphia, 1993.