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OPHT204-0223: Ocular Pharmacology

The lectures for this course will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Erica Tolar, DVM, DACVO (Ophthalmology)
Course Open: February 8-25, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesday, February 15, 2023; 8-9:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 1.5
RACE Category: 1.5 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2023)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
We will be clarifying ocular pharmacology and helping to understand which drug to choose in many situations. We will discuss how ophthalmic drugs work and why we choose what we do. Multiple ocular delivery options including topical, subconjunctival, intracameral, intravitreal, retrobulbar and even systemic therapy will be covered.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • choose the appropriate ophthalmic medication for the diagnosed ophthalmic condition.
  • understand which formulation of medication should be used in ophthalmic diseases.
  • have a practical understanding of different antibiotic classes regarding ophthalmic therapies.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in ocular pharmacology.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-974322)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 15, 2023): Ocular Pharmacology
Presenter: Erica Tolar, DVM, DACVO (Ophthalmology)

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $35 ($32 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2023)
Non-Member $95 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by January 25, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on February 8,2023 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357