Interventional Therapy for Equine Corneal Disease – Morbidity Rounds


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Recorded: 2nd July 2024


Dennis Brooks   DVM, PhD, DACVO - Peterson Smith Equine Hospital; Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, USA
Brian Gilger   DVM, MS, DACVO, DABT - NC State College Of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Claudia Hartley   BVSc, CertVOphthal, DECVO, FHEA, FRCVS - University of Edinburgh; Rossdales Equine Hospital, UK


Silvia Stadler   Dr.med.vet, DACVO, Fachtierärztin Pferde (Austria) - Tillysburg Equine Clinic, Austria



This interesting panel discussion will focus on the diagnosis, therapeutic approach, and clinical and surgical management of corneal diseases and syndromes in equine patients as well as the potential pitfalls which should be considered.

Join the panel of internationally renowned specialist ophthalmology clinicians as they discuss and debate how to approach multiple challenging cases. The case discussions will address the approach to cases of misdiagnosis; therapeutic and surgical mistakes; complications following surgery; and those with frustrating outcomes despite therapy.

Brian is a native of Akron, Ohio, USA and received his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After a 1-year internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City and a 3-year ophthalmology residency at Auburn University in Alabama, he returned to The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in 1992. In October of 1995, Brian joined the faculty at North Carolina State University as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and is now a Professor of Ophthalmology and head of clinical ophthalmology at NC State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. Brian is the immediate past president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. His clinical interests include treatment of equine recurrent uveitis, corneal disease, and intraocular surgery. Brian's main research interest is ocular immunology, imaging, and drug delivery. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters, and 3 books, including two editions of 'Equine Ophthalmology'. He is also the co-founder of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium and serves as a member of its governing board. 

Claudia acts a consultant in ophthalmology at Rossdales Equine Hospital. She graduated from Bristol University in 1995, after which she spent 9 years in general practice in large animal, mixed, and small animal practices. Whilst in first opinion practice she gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology and undertook a scholarship at Cambridge University.

In 2004, Claudia joined the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and successfully gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2007. She was head of ophthalmology at the AHT between 2009-2015.

Claudia works with many charities worldwide, assisting with welfare and zoological ophthalmology cases. She has been an active committee member/chair, published several book chapters, lectured both nationally and internationally on veterinary ophthalmology. She was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018. In March 2017 Claudia joined Langford Vets, part of the University of Bristol, as Head of Ophthalmology.

Dennis E. Brooks passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998.

Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011.

He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.

After studying veterinary medicine and an internship at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Dr. Silvia Stadler spent 8 years at Tillysburg Equine Clinic. In 2011, she received her doctorate in Vienna and in 2012 she qualified as an equine veterinarian. From 2013 to 2017 she trained as an international ophthalmologist for animals under Prof. Bernhard Spiess at the Vetsuisse Zurich, Switzerland. In 2019 she graduated with the title DACVO (Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology). After 5 years of independent consulting work as a veterinary ophthalmologist in Switzerland, she returned to her home country of Austria. In 2022, she became a partner at Tillysburg Equine Clinic and, as an international eye specialist with a focus on horses, is setting up an eye clinic for horses and small animals (dogs, cats, exotic animals, birds).

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