Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference

From the President

Unfortunately, it cannot be said that opportunities to receive an veterinary ophthalmic examination are enough in Japan. Now with a little spread of specialists, the cover by the general veterinarians are still necessary. the Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference (JVOC) organized it in order to improve this problem even a little. JVOC became a corporation in 2010 and accomplishes further development.

As a part of our educational efforts, we launched a lecture series in basic ophthalmology in 2009, primarily in eastern Japan. For this lecture series, we published a textbook based on the 5th edition of Veterinary Ophthalmology by Gelatt, the bible in our field, to disseminate a series of universally accepted professional standards. Specific knowledge that should be acquired by practitioners has been selected from the vast amount of information contained in the book and arranged into a curriculum consisting of 13 lectures completed in 16 hours. Our lecturers are motivated veterinarians who are prominent in both research and clinical practice in ophthalmology, and their enthusiastic lectures have been well received to date. To advance information disclosure, we periodically report data from JVOC Executive Committee members’ practice in reports such as number of visits, new cases and breeds, causes, surgeries and acuity preservation rates for cataracts and other specific diseases, etc.) at our annual meetings, where we also provide premier information on the latest ophthalmological topics to inspire the interest of general practitioners. This program provides an excellent opportunity for colleagues and friends in the field to exchange information and interact socially. The Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society, another JVOC initiative, hosts review meetings on a regular basis to share information about the fundamentals of ophthalmic surgery and to improve eye care standards for veterinary patients. If you have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants. The JVOC provides a better ophthalmic care system for companion animals –man’s best friends. We will promote future insights into the Animal eye diseases.

Officials & Lecturers

Officials of Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Conference (general incorporated association) / Lecturers of Veterinary Ophthalmic Basic Course & Case Conference

Institution Name
Okayama University of Science Yoshiki Itoh
Yokohama Animal Eye Clinic Yasuyoshi Umeda
Kunitachi Animal Hospital Masanori Endo (president of JVOC)
PAL Animal Hospital Kei Ono
Kitazato University Kazutaka Kanai
Vet Eye Clinic Nagoya Naoaki Takiyama
HIKARIMACHI Animal eye clinic Seiya Maehara
Wakaiki animal eye clinic Shinsuke Wakaiki
Triangle Animal Eye Clinic Akihiko Saito

Veterinary ophthalmic Basic Course

Curriculums

1st ① Ophthalmic Anatomy
2nd ② Conjunctiva and Nictitating Membrane
3rd ③ Cornea and Sclera 1
4th ③ Cornea and Sclera 2
5th ④ Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
6th ⑤ Feline Ophthalmology 1
7th ⑤ Feline Ophthalmology 2
8th ⑥ Orbit, Eyelid, Nasolacrimal System and Lacrimal Secretory System
9th ⑦ Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostic 1
10th ⑦ Ophthalmic Examination and Diagnostic 2
11th ⑧ Canine Ocular Fundus and Optic Nerve
12th ⑨ The Glaucomas
13th ⑩ Anterior Uvea
14th ⑪ Neuroophthalmology
15th ⑫ Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
16th ⑬ Canine Lens and Vitreous

Annual meeting

1st –2009
Canine Glaucoma・Ocular neoplasia in dog and cat
  • Richard Dubielzig(University of Wisconsin–Madison)
2nd –2010
Diagnosis and treatment of FHV-1 keratocinjunctivitis, Feline Uveitis
  • David J.maggs(UC Davis)
  • Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS)
    Fundamentals and introduction of Favorite Ophtahlmic instruments
    N. Takiyama
  • O. Igarashi
  • M. Endo
  • A. Saito
  • Case Discussion; Feline disease of ocular surface
    Lin CT(National Taiwan University)
  • K. Ono
  • Y. Umeda
3rd –2011
Fundamental and Medical and current surgical treatment of Cataract
  • Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS)
    Technique of Cataract Surgery
    K. Ono
  • Y. Umeda
  • Fundamentals and diagnosis of cataract
    Kazutaka Kanai(Kitasato University)
  • Medications and effects for canine cataract
    N. Takiyama
  • Surgical indication of cataract
    M. Endo
  • The practical side of cataract surgery
    Makoto Yamashita(Fabre Animal Hospital)
  • A. Saito
SAPIA TOWER (Tokyo Station Conference)
4th –2012
All about Glaucoma
  • Pathophysiology of glaucoma
    Kumiko Kato(Kumi Animal Hospital)
  • Diagnosis of glaucoma
    N. Takiyama
  • Internal therapy of glaucoma
    S. Maehara
  • Dr.John Sapienza(Long Island Veterinary Specialists)
  • Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS)
    Surgical procedures, Results and Postoperative management about Laser cyclophotocoagulation and Anterior chamber shunt
  • Surgical treatment for glaucoma; General and procedures
    N. Takiyama
  • TSCP: TRANSSCLERAL CYCROPHOTOCOAGURATION
    Y. Umeda
  • Surgical Procedures for anterior chamber Shunts
    A. Saito
  • Long-term management of glaucoma by measuring intraocular pressure at home
    S. Wakaiki
  • Keynote speech
    GLAUCOMA –Diagnosis of surgical treatment patients, Advaned medical care-
    Dr.John Sapienza(Long Island Veterinary Specialists)
SAPIA TOWER (Tokyo Station Conference)
5th –2013
Surgical Treatment of Retinal Detachment in Dogs- Current Treatments and Future Prospects
  • Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS)
    Surgical Treatment of Retinal Detachment in Dogs〜Actual and Future Prospects
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Retina and Retinal Detachment
    S. Maehara
  • Fundamentals of Retinal Surgery
    Y. Umeda
  • Surgical Treatment for Retinal Detachment in TAEC
    A. Saito
  • Keynote speech
    The examination, differential diagnosis and treatment of the blind patient
    Ron Ofri, DVM, PhD, DECVO(Koret School of Veterinary Medicine Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
SAPIA TOWER (Tokyo Station Conference)
6th –2014
Corneal ulcer Treatment of corneal ulcer: past, present and future
  • Why cornea becomes ulcer?
    Y. Umeda
  • Symposium My treatment of corneal ulcer
    S. Wakaiki
  • S. Maehara
  • K. Ono
  • M. Endo
  • Japan Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Society (JVOSS)
    Treatment of corneal ulcer –past, present and future-
    N. Takiyama
7th –2015
Diagnostic approach for uveitis and intraocular tumor
  • Diagnosis of uveitis
    N. Takiyama
  • Uveitis in cat
    S. Wakaiki
  • Tumors of the uvea
    S. Maehara
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma
    T. Uchide(Rakuno Gakuen University)
  • Discussion on guidelines for diagnosis and management of uveitis
Tokyo Conference Center (Shinagawa)
8th –2016
New approaches to the retina and vision
  • SymposiumApproaching the relationship between the retina and vision
  • ERG & Vision
    S. Maehara
  • N. Takiyama
  • S. Wakaiki
  • Recent Topics in Retina (Veterinary Ophthalmology)
  • Inherited Retinopathies in Companion Animals
    Andras Komaromy, DVM, PhD, DACVO, DECVO(Michigan State University)
  • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs
    Andras Komaromy, DVM, PhD, DACVO, DECVO(Michigan State University)
Tokyo Conference Center (Shinagawa)
9th –2017
odern management of cataract: Updates on management of canine cataract
  • SymposiumUpdates on management of canine cataract: How to do the appropriate informed consent
    S. Maehara
  • K.Kanai
  • N. Takiyama
  • Symposium Updates on management of canine cataract: Now and from now on canine cataract surgery
    Yusuke.Fujii(Athens Animal Clinic Ophthalmology)
  • Makoto.Yamashita(Fabre Animal Medical Center Ophthalmology)
  • S. Wakaiki
  • S. Maehara
Tokyo Conference Center (Shinagawa)
10th –2018
Uveitis
  • Immunogenic uveitis (veterinary ophthalmology)
    N. Takiyama
  • Pathogenesis of autoimmune uveitis
    Reiko Horai(National Institutes of Health)
  • Nanoparticle ophthalmic drug delivery system (DDS): drug supply to anterior and posterior segments of the eye and treatment of eye diseases
    Noriaki Nagai(Kindai University)
  • Possible novel approach for the treatments of uveitis
    K.Kanai
Ochanomizu Solacity
11th –2019
10 years of JVOC, Footprints and Future Prospects -Clinical Implications of Tear Volume Measurement-
  • Keynote speech
    A Novel Method for Testing Lacrimal Fluids:The Strip Meniscometry Test (SMT)
    Keiichi Miyasaka(Echo Electricity Co., Ltd.)
  • Clinical implications of SMT- test in human
    Murato Dogru(Keio University)
  • Clinical use of strip meniscometry in veterinary ophthslmology:Tear volume,results of dry eye testing in canines, and characteristics of SM
    Hiroko Iwashita(Triangle Animal Eye Clinic)
  • A. Saito
  • CAN WE USE0.1%PILOCARPINE EYE DROPS TO TREAT NEUROGENIC KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA?
    Derek Chaw(Veterinary Specialty Hospital)
  • Lacrimal gland hypoplasia in a Yorkshire terrier
    S. Maehara
  • Clinical use of thePRT test,SM,and STT A case of dry eye
    A. Saito
Ochanomizu Solacity