PPE Ophthalmology Case-Discussions – Focus on Lens & Retina


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3 Hours - RACE Accredited

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Sun, 10 December, 2023

Registration Deadline

Fri, 29 December, 2023





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Recorded on: 16th January 2024


Stephanie Bell   DVM, DACVO - Hagyards Equine Medical Institute, USA
Michala de Linde Henriksen   DVM, PhD, DACVO - NC State College Of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Silvia Stadler   Dr.med.vet, DACVO, Fachtierärztin Pferde (Austria) - Tillysburg Equine Clinic, Austria


Brian Gilger   DVM, MS, DACVO, DABT - NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, USA



This discussion will focus on the identification and interpretation of common lesions of the ocular posterior segment – that is, lesions of the lens, vitreous, and ocular fundus (or retina).  These defects are the most common lesions identified during prepurchase evaluations or at annual health checks.  Commonly identified lesions include congenital and acquired lesions of the lens, most commonly cataracts, vitreous opacities, retinal changes, such as depigmentation and degeneration, and optic nerve lesions, such as coloboma or atrophy.

Join the panel of internationally-renowned specialist ophthalmology clinicians as they discuss how to approach these lesions, with a special focus on how they may affect a pre-purchase examination Questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged and will add to this lively discussion.

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. 

Dr. de Linde Henriksen is originally from Denmark where she received her DVM degree in 2005 from University of Copenhagen. Her comparative ophthalmology residency was performed at University of Florida and her PhD in equine ophthalmology is from University of Copenhagen/University of Florida.

Dr. Henriksen has worked as an assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology at CSU since July 2017. She came to CSU from University of Minnesota where she worked as a clinical assistant professor in comparative ophthalmology for four years (2013-2017).

Dr. Henriksen loves mountain hiking with her French bulldog ‘Frieda’ in her spare time.

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).

Dr. Stephanie C. Bell is a native of North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2001 (Go TarHeels!). Dr. Bell graduated with Phi Zeta honors from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Following graduation, she spent three years in private primary care practice in North Carolina. She completed her rotating internship at the University of Tennessee from 2009-2010 and residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis from 2010-2013.

Equine ophthalmology is Dr. Bell’s passion. Her clinical interests include immune-mediated ocular disease, corneal disease, microsurgery (corneal and cataract surgery), blepharoplasty and other adnexal surgery, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Her primary research as a resident focused on novel therapeutics for Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU). Currently she is planning to study Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis.

As a veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr. Bell feels it is her duty to restore and/or maintain quality vision when possible and comfort always. Providing therapies for visual, pain-free, cosmetic eyes to her patients is essential. She loves bonding with her patients and their owners.

Dr. Bell is an avid music fan; her most influential musical inspiration is Waylon Jennings. She enjoys horseback riding, walking with her dogs, live music, songwriting, and spending time with family, friends, fiancé Brent, and their beloved animals. She has been known to perform duets with her Dad. Dr. Bell shares her heart with their Golden retriever mix June Carter, lab/pit/heeler/street dog mix Beaucephus Williams, long-haired dachshund Stoney Earle, new Golden retriever puppy Jolene May, and boss cat Levon Helm. She adores her handsome spunky off the track thoroughbred horse Lukas Colter Prine.

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