Learn more about what ACVO Diplomates are doing in their professions and how they are involved in their communities. A Diplomate Spotlight is provided below, along with numerous news articles involving ophthalmologists around the world. For more news coverage of the 2012 and 2013 Service Animal events, visit these links.
If you have a story to share about yourself or a veterinary ophthalmologist you know, please contact the ACVO office.
Canine Dry Eye - AVMA Podcast
(with Dr. Cynthia Cook)
We tend to think of tears as a sign of emotion, but they provide a valuable functional purpose, for us and our dogs. Canine dry eye—otherwise known as “Keratoconjuncitivitis Sicca,” or KCS—can have serious health consequences for our dogs, but there are a number of effective treatments that can provide relief and comfort for our canine companions. In this podcast, Dr. Cynthia Cook, diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a clinician at Veterinary Vision in the San Francisco Bay area, discusses canine dry eye.
SAN DIEGO -- A young harbor seal rescued at South Mission Beach underwent cataract surgery this week, a procedure that might allow her to be returned to the ocean, Surgery was performed Wednesday at Eye Care for Animals in Tustin by Dr. Doug Esson, a veterinary ophthalmologist.
The story about 'Liberty'
(with Drs. Koch & Abrams)
See Dr. Paul Koch, MD and Dr. Ken Abrams, DACVO tell the story about Liberty, the Northern Goshawk who had to undergo Cataract and Laser Surgery for her eye condition. Watch this remarkable bird and the extraordinary staff at St. James Surgery Center improve her vision.
VNN Video - "Protecting Your Pets Vision -
When you look into your pet's eyes, what should you see? Most people would say they might see a scheming cat planning her next outrageous stunt or a sad puppy dog, begging for that last piece of pizza! For all the expressions we see in our pet's eyes, it's important to understand just how delicate and prone to injury the eyes really are. Veterinarians see everything from minor scratches and irritation to severe blindness or even cataracts. When the eye issue becomes complex, many pets are referred to their own eye care specialist...the Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Watch this video to see the pet eye doctors in action!
A special thank you to the over 200 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists who participated in the 2011 ACVO/Merial Service Dog Eye Exam event. They were able to help over 4,000 animals and their care takers; thereby donating over $250,000 in services to this community.