Bright ideas in veterinary ophthalmology

New surgical treatments are just the tip of the iceberg for helping animals keep their sight

The field of veterinary ophthalmology is always evolving, uncovering new theories, diagnostics, treatments, and surgeries.

The Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF) is funding various ophthalmology studies, including one led by University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center resident Kayla Banks, DVM, that is comparing cleaning and sterilization protocols for diamond burr tips used in diamond burr debridement for canine superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects. Another study, led by Maggie Jinks, DVM, a resident at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, is looking at the role of extrinsic forces on lens cell mitosis.

Lionel Sebbag, DVM, DACVO, assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences at the Iowa State Univ...


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