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The Ophthalmology Service within the Small Animal Medicine Section of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences consists of three faculty members, three residents and two animal health technicians. Our veterinary health care professionals provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for large and small animals belonging to members of our local community as well as for client-owned animals referred by veterinarians practicing throughout Ohio and in the surrounding states of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, which include diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders of animals including surgical treatments such as cataract extraction, artificial lens implantation, laser surgery, reconstructive procedures, and corneal or glaucoma surgery. They educate and train our veterinary students and provide clinical training of interns and residents preparing for specialty practice or academic careers.
The faculty members of the ophthalmology service provide leadership and expertise not only by teaching students and practicing veterinary medicine, but also by participating in post-graduate professional education and outreach activities. These include consultations with veterinary practitioners, continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians, and authorship of articles and textbooks in various disciplines of veterinary medicine. Our faculty pioneer breakthroughs in animal medicine by identifying new naturally-occurring diseases of large and small animals and applying novel diagnostic methods and treatments to existing and emerging diseases.