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Ceva Launches New Feline Ophthalmology Online Course

3 weeks ago

9th March, 2023 08h23


Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Amodip, the recommended treatment for feline hypertension1, has launched a new online feline ophthalmology course entitled ‘Looking hypertension in the eye’.

The aim of this comprehensive free course is to enable vets and vet nurses to get the most out of their ocular exams and gain confidence in identifying ocular lesions associated with feline hypertension.

The course is presented by Dr Ben Blacklock BVSc (Hons), Dipl. ECVO, MRCVS, senior lecturer in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.  This compact and practical course comprises of 10 short videos grouped into four sessions, along with a self-assessment quiz to consolidate learning for each module.  This course counts for a total of two hours’ CPD.

Course content includes: the patient/equipment set up and getting the most from an ophthalmoscope; determining what is normal and what is abnormal during ocular examinations; an overview of ocular pathologies associated with hypertension; avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes; and hints and tips on how to take photographs of the fundus on a mobile phone.

Suzanne Page BVSc MRCVS, cardio-nephrology and hypertension product manager at Ceva Animal Health, comments: “One in five cats over nine years of age suffer from hypertension2 and the eye is one of the organs most susceptible to hypertensive injury with approximately 50% of cats affected3.  Our new feline ophthalmology course is ideal for vets who want to get the most out of their ocular exams and gain confidence in identifying ocular lesions associated with feline hypertension.”

Register for the ‘Looking hypertension in the eye’ ophthalmology course by visiting  For further information on feline hypertension or Amodip please contact your local Ceva Animal Health account manager, email [email protected] or telephone 01494 781510.


  1. Acierno et al, ACVIM consensus statement: Guidelines for the identification, evaluation, and management of systemic hypertension in dogs and cat, 2018, JVIM.
  2. Conroy et al, Survival after diagnosis of hypertension in cats attending primary care practice in the UK 2018.
  3. ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension in Cats; JFMS, 2017.

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