• Tim Knott

    BSc (Hons) BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS, Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Rowe Referrals & Rowe Veterinary Group

    Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in the beautiful southwest of England in 1995. He always wanted to be James Herriot but caught the ophthalmology bug in his first year at vet School. He tried balancing the demands of general mixed practice and his growing interest for ophthalmology for the first 5 years of his career before finally realising that cleaning cow manure from under his fingernails before intra-ocular surgery was not in his or his patient’s best interests. Tim set up a dedicated private ophthalmic referral practice, Rowe Referrals eye clinic, in 2000 followed by the equine ophthalmology consultancy service, the Equine Eye Clinic, in 2003.

    Early on in his career he realised that the biggest impact we can make on the health of our patients is by teaching. To this end he is proud to have served on the board of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists for nearly 20 years, to have both examined and organised the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in ophthalmology for 7 years and to be a current member of the board of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium - the IEOC. Tim also organised and helped to provide the British Equine Veterinary Association post graduate equine ophthalmology teaching for the UK for almost a decade and currently organises the practical assessment for the BSAVA small animal ophthalmology certificate. His ophthalmology mentor at Bristol was Professor Sheila Crispin and it was not long after Sheila’s retirement that, with great pleasure, Tim returned to Bristol University to take over the clinical Ophthalmology teaching in 2008 where he was an honorary  teaching fellow until 2017.
    Tim’s passion for ophthalmology, teaching, technology and photography all combine in his love of making ophthalmology more accessible for clinicians by spreading the word that our smart phones can help our ophthalmic patients. He has spoken on ophthalmic photography in Canada, the USA and Europe and his website www.theeyephone.com has been celebrating this technique since 2010.

    Speaker til følgende sessioner
    • 14:45 - 15:25 Examining the equine eye - getting the most out of our equipment
      Outlining a practical approach to examination of the equine patient for the general practitioner. A reminder about how to get the best out of your direct ophthalmoscope, diagnostic nerve blocks, subpalpebral lavage systems, subconjunctival injections and much more.
      15:35 - 16:15 Common equine ophthalmological conditions
      An overview of the commonest equine eye problems seen in practice, corneal disease, recurrent uveitis and lens disease.
    • 09:00 - 09:40 What’s new in equine ophthalmic surgery
      A review of what’s possible in equine ophthalmic surgery. Covering blepharoplastics, standing enucleation, corneal reconstruction, uveitis, iris and lens surgery.
      09:50 - 10:30 Using your phone as a clinical tool in ophthalmology
      Smartphones and their cameras are increasingly useful as clinical tools in all aspects of medicine. This lecture will help you get the most out of your smart phone in imaging the eye to aid in diagnosis and monitoring response to treatment.
      15:00 - 16:30 Mini workshop: How to use your smart phone as a digital opthalmoscope
      Using training eye models your demonstrators Dr Matt Dobson and Dr Tim Knott will help you use your own smartphone to image subtle corneal lesions, locailse and image lens opacities and photograph the retina both directly and using a diagnostic lens. Check out Tim’s website at www.TheEyePhone,co.uk for more tips about getting the most out of your smartphone camera and to make sure you’ve downloaded the best app for your smartphone to get the most out of this workshop.
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