Equine Ophthalmology Service

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Equine Ophthalmology Service

Telephone
(530) 752-0290

Location
UC Davis Health Science District
VMTH
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, California

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Equine Ophthalmology Service

Welcome to the Equine Ophthalmology Service at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Our team of ophthalmology specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of equine eye care. The Service provides advanced diagnostics, as well as routine, complex and emergency medical and surgical care to horses with a variety of ocular disorders, including corneal ulcers, corneal and eyelid cancer, equine recurrent uveitis, cataracts, and glaucoma. Whether you are a horse owner, a referring equine veterinarian, or an ophthalmology specialist yourself, our Service is here to help you with procedures ranging from a routine eye examination to a complex surgery.

Clinical Activities and Procedures

The Equine Ophthalmology Service provides advanced diagnostics, as well as routine, complex and emergency medical and surgical care to horses with a variety of ocular disorders, including:

  • Corneal ulcers
  • Corneal and eyelid cancer
  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

Specialized tests and diagnostics include:

  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry (measurement of intraocular pressure)
  • Corneal culture and cytology
  • Electroretinogram or ERG (a specialized test of retinal function)
  • High-frequency ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Surgical and microsurgical procedures include:

  • Corneal grafting procedures for deep corneal ulcers
  • Cyclosporine Implants for ERU
  • Cataract surgery
  • Excision and cryotherapy or radiation therapy for tumors of the eye and eyelids

Our service of faculty, residents, and technicians provide a team approach to each patient’s care, and provides 24/7 emergency coverage for equine patients.


Faculty

Kathryn GoodKathryn Good, DVM, DACVO
Chief of Service

Bianca C. Martins, DVM, PhD, DACVO ​​​​​​​Equine Liason

Bianca C. Martins, DVM, PhD, DACVO
Equine Liason

David J. MaggsDavid J. Maggs, BVSc (hons), DACVO

Christopher MurphyChristopher Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVO

Sara M. ThomasySara M. Thomasy, DVM, PhD, DACVO

Brian LeonardBrian Leonard, DVM, PhD, DACVO


Residents

Sara Adelman

Sara Adelman, DVM

kimSoohyun Kim, DVM

Andrea MinellaAndrea Minella, DVM, PhD

salpeterElyse Salpeter, DVM

Brett Story

Brett Story, DVM