The World of Veterinary Ophthalmology

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a workshop hosted by Drs Cameron Whittaker, Gladys Boo and Kelly Caruso to share in teaching veterinarians about eye surgery in animals. This trio, as well as this gentleman to my right (your left) below, have been absolute trailblazers in the treatment of eye diseases in animals.

Rajnesh Devasahayam to the left, and Dr Cameron Whittaker to the right.

This workshop, which hosts veterinarian ophthalmic surgeons from all over the world, was originally scheduled for March 2020 when the pandemic broke out, so it was such a special occasion to be able to hold this together as a live group in 2023.

I was so impressed by the warmth and eagerness of the team to share their knowledge and the earnest desire from veterinarians all over the world who had travelled to learn and to help these animals.

Fascinated also to learn about the similarities and differences between animal and human eyes; for example, the canine eye is so much more robust to infection that its inflammatory response actually needs to be extremely well controlled post operatively, or that some animal eyes’ anterior chambers are so big that it may influence the types of procedure veterinarians may choose to heal it.

Looking forward to sharing more excellent teaching times, sharing what we can from the human world and wishing this dynamic team all of the absolute very best.