Lasertherapy in Equine Ophthalmology

Lasertherapy in Equine Ophthalmology

Invitation to our course

Lasertherapy in Equine Ophthalmology

Theoretical and practical 1-day course providing you with the opportunity to refine and practice your surgical technique for use of the laser in ophthalmologic cases.
Lectures related to the surgery will be given by Dr. Richard McMullen (DVM, DiplACVO, ECVOAQ Equine Ophthalmology), Dr. Ingo Hoffmann (Res ECVO) supported by Dr. Thomas Weinberger (Equine Clinic Bug Müggenhausen) und Thomas Gräf (MLT-Laser).
There will be a theoretical and a practical part regarding the use of the laser in equine ophthalmology. The laboratories (wet-labs) will be taking place in groups of 2-3 people per laser station in order to give as much opportunity as possible to practice. The number of participants is limited to 20 veterinarians.

The course will be given in English.

With ATF credits: asked for 9 hours

Early bird discount: registration until June 14th of 2019


08:00 - 08:30 Registration & Coffee

08:30 – 08:40 Course Introduction

08:40 – 09:20 Laser Systems in Equine Medicine – Thomas Gräf

09:20 - 10:00 Legal Aspects & Laser Basics – Ingo Hoffmann

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:10 Laser-Associated Tissue Reactions – Ingo Hoffmann

11:10 – 11:50 Uveal Cysts, Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation & infrared Imaging in the Horse – Richard McMullen

11:50 – 12:30 Infracyanine green-based Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Corneoconjunctival and Eyelid Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Richard McMullen

12:30 – 13:00 Laser in the Equine Clinic Burg Müggenhausen – Thomas Weinberger

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:00 Novel Uses of Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Equine Corneal Diseases – Richard McMullen

15:00 – 17:30 Wet lab – Ingo Hoffmann & Richard McMullen



Dr. Richard McMullen, Dipl.ACVOmulln

Richard graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians University College of Veterinary Medicine. He teaches classes in ophthalmology and conducts research in the area of vision, equine recurrent uveitis and immune mediated keratitis, particularly, novel methods of disease management by intravitreal injections and photodynamic therapy. Richard is a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Opthalmologists; Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Opthalmologists; Certificate of Additional Qualification, Equine Opthalmology, Zusatzeichnung Augenheilkunde – Pferde (Germany). He holds veterinary licenses in Alabama and in Germany, and has received numerous professional honours and awards in the United States and Europe.






Dr. med. vet. Ingo Hoffmann, DECVO, CAQ Equine Ophthalmology (Germany)
Ingo studied in Gießen (Germany), Nantes (France) and Munich (Germany). He joined the LMU’s Clinic for Small Animal Surgery where he completed his doctorate about ultrasound of the anterior eye and the advanced certification in ophthalmology in 20013.
From 2003 to 2006 Ingo worked in the Tierklinik Gutbrod (Nürnberg, Germany). Since 2006 Ingo has his own practice for animal ophthalmology (in 2012 Dr. Johannes Thal joined him). Ingo completed his residency in veterinary ophthalmology in 2017 and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology since 2018.
Ingo is releasing papers about veterinary ophthalmology in national and international well-known Journals as well is he giving talks at international conferences.



Location of the meeting:

The equine clinic Burg Müggenhausen was founded in 1997 and has developed into one of the leading equine hospitals in Germany. The fully equipped equine hospital is integrated in the buildings of an old medieval Burg. With over 50 people the hospital offers full service on all veterinary aspects focused on horses. The colic department opened in 2011 and with three colic surgeons and supporting teams of Interns and Technicians Burg Müggenhausen offers a 24H / 365D-Service. Equine clinic Burg Müggenhausen is located between Cologne and Bonn near to highway A61 and can be easily reached by car, train and airplane.


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