2013

Dr. Eric Ledbetter - Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Heidi Denis - Canine Ulcerative Keratitis

Dr. David Wilkie - Eyelids and Third Eyelid Surgery - Keep it Simple. The Cloudy Eye - Glaucoma and Cataract

Dr. Dineli Bras - Ocular Trauma; When to Treat, When to Refer, and When to Enucleate

Dr. Sara Thomasy - Ophthalmic Drugs - What to stock, script or shun. An Update on Antiviral Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus

Dr. Steve Hollinsworth - Practical Neuro-ophthalmology-What Pupils Can Teach Us


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Dr. Eric Ledbetter

Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Eric C. Ledbetter is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY, USA. After graduating from the University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and an ophthalmology internship at the Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ledbetter’s residency training in ophthalmology was completed at Cornell University, where he joined the faculty in 2006.

Dr. Ledbetter’s research interests include ocular infectious disease, corneal disease, and in vivo corneal imaging techniques. He is a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and authored several review articles and book chapters. Dr. Ledbetter was a Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence recipient in 2011. In addition to research and teaching endeavors, Dr. Ledbetter provides clinical ophthalmology services within Cornell University’s Companion Animal and Equine & Farm Animal Hospitals.


Dr. Heidi Denis

Canine Ulcerative Keratitis

Dr. Heidi Denis, Diplomate ACVO, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1997. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Michigan State University in 1998, and a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Florida in 2001. Dr. Denis has been in private ophthalmology practice for the past 12 years at Animal Eye Associates in Maitland, Florida. Her professional interests include corneal diseasesand surgery, as well as eyelid and facial reconstruction.


Dr. David Wilkie

Eyelids and Third Eyelid Surgery - Keep it Simple. The Cloudy Eye - Glaucoma and Cataract

Dr. Wilkie was born in Toronto, Canada and obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph, Canada.  He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University to begin a 3-year residency and Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology.  He received both his Masters degree (MS) and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988.  He was subsequently hired as an Assistant Professor in the department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University.  He was promoted to Associate Professor of veterinary ophthalmology in 1994 and he is currently Professor of Ophthalmology.  In addition, Dr Wilkie is a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology.  He is married to Dr. Susan Johnson a Professor in small animal internal medicine and they have 2 children in University. In addition to work, Dr. Wilkie plays hockey and enjoys downhill skiing, wilderness canoeing, winds


Dr. Dineli Bras

Ocular Trauma; When to Treat, When to Refer, and When to Enucleate

Dr. Ines Dineli Bras graduated from Purdue University in 1995. In 2000, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University. Dr. Bras completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 she completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University in conjunction with her Master's of Science Degree focusing on the canine lens and posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery. While at Ohio State, Dr. Bras was the recipient of the hospital service award for her dedication to patients and clients.


Dr. Bras is a Diplomate and board-certified member of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She is currently the president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Vision for Animals Foundation, and has served as a board member for 8 years. She is an international speaker, and has participated in seminars in the United States, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, England, and Ireland. Dr. Bras is a member of the AVMA, LAVMA, and the CMVPR.

Dr. Bras' special interests in ophthalmology include cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Bras is the pioneer in endolaser surgery for glaucoma, and has developed the surgical approach and technique in canine and feline patients.


Dr. Sara Thomasy

Ophthalmic Drugs - What to stock, script or shun. An Update on Antiviral Treatment of Feline Herpesvirus

Dr. Thomasy received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from the University of California - Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010.  Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Veterinary Ophthalmology. She is currently a Vision Researcher in the Murphy-Russell Laboratory and her research interests include corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.


Dr. Steve Hollinsworth

Practical Neuro-ophthalmology-What Pupils Can Teach Us

Dr. Hollingsworth received both his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Purdue University. He subsequently completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis where he has been on the faculty since 1994. Dr. Hollingsworth is the author of numerous textbook chapters as well as research papers. He is currently the chief of the Ophthalmology Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.