Natasha Mitchell

Approach to ophthalmological emergencies

Natasha Mitchell – MVB DVOphthal MRCVS Veterinary Council of Ireland Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ocular emergencies can be daunting as they require rapid assessment and diagnosis. Treatment needs to be timely, appropriate and often aggressive to provide relief of pain and potentially save vision and the globe.
What will you learn:
Assessment and treatment of traumatic ocular injuries
How to investigate and treat glaucoma and lens luxation
How to investigate and treat uveitis

Interactive ophthalmology cases – what would you do?

Knowing how to recognise and treat the more common ophthalmic emergencies can lead to positive outcomes for all involved.
What will you learn:
How to approach sudden onset blindness
Useful techniques for a variety of ophthalmic emergencies

Nursing the ocular trauma patient

Ocular emergencies commonly present in general practice. The role of the veterinary nurse includes recognising the emergency nature of the condition, and supporting prompt and appropriate treatment for the patient. Understanding the different types of traumatic ocular injuries will lead to the best outcome for the distressed patient.
What will you learn:
Assessment and treatment of traumatic ocular injuries
Useful techniques for a variety of ophthalmic emergencies

Natasha Mitchell

MVB DVOphthal MRCVS Veterinary Council of Ireland Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology

After graduating from University College Dublin in 1998 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Natasha worked in Australia and the UK, where she developed a keen interest in ophthalmology. She obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2004. She later joined the Eye Veterinary Clinic in Herefordshire where she completed an alternative residency programme for the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology which she obtained in 2011. During that time she was commuting to Limerick where she started her own ophthalmology service called Eye Vet, and she joined Crescent Veterinary Clinic in 2008.
She is a Veterinary Council of Ireland recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. She has published journal articles and textbook chapters, as well as creating education apps in veterinary ophthalmology. She is an editorial board member for Companion Animal Journal, a regular reviewer for Veterinary Ophthalmology journal, and a committee member of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.