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Brian Gilger

Members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology and Large Animal Hospital teams pose with Myra, a brown Dutch warmblood mare.

Feb 20, 2024

Groundbreaking Transplant at NC State Helps Jumping Horse Stay the Course

Aided by cutting-edge growth factor research and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, NC State ophthalmologists successfully performed one of the largest equine corneal transplants ever reported. 

cvm facility

May 10, 2021

Heartfelt and Celebratory: The 37th Annual CVM Awards

The awards honor students and faculty for outstanding academic, clinical and research achievements. 


Feb 3, 2021

Gilger Awarded Prestigious Ocular Medicine Fellowship

Professor of Ophthalmology Brian Gilger is just the second-ever veterinarian to receive the honor. 

Brian Gilger examines horse's eye

Nov 13, 2020

NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Gilger Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Brian Gilger, who received the honor from Auburn University, has made invaluable contributions to the understanding and treatment of equine ocular disease. 

professor Gilger and professor Schnabel

Jun 19, 2019

CVM Faculty Awarded Funding for Innovative Therapy Research

Two projects from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers involving new chronic pain therapies for both animals and humans have received additional funding from the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Studies from Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology, and Lauren Schnabel, assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery, are among 15 pilot projects selected for grants… 

Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology and Lauren Schnabel, assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery

Feb 13, 2019

Early Success Shown in Alternative Therapy for Equine Eye Disease

An innovative stem cell therapy first used at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine shows strong promise in treating a chronic equine eye disease. In a new proof-of-concept study, stem cells were injected under the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the front of the eye, of four horses not responding well to the usual treatment for… 

Brian Gilger examines horse's eye

Nov 18, 2018

A Sharp Vision for Veterinary Ophthalmology

A new imaging system joins a collection of advanced tools used by the ophthalmology service: a 50-megahertz ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Both tools are non-invasive; the imaging is completed with little to no touching of the eye. 


Aug 6, 2018

Gilger Honored with AVMA Clinical Research Award

The annual award, presented at last weekend’s National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, recognizes a veterinarian whose research has an impact on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of animal disease... 

close up of horse's eye

Sep 15, 2017

CVM Seeing High Number of Equine Fungal Eye Infections

The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine ophthalmology service reports treating an  increased number of horses with eye infections caused by fungi. Fungal keratitis can develop after an injury to the cornea. It is common in horses, but the high frequency of cases seen during the past few weeks is unusual, said Brian Gilger, CVM professor of… 

vets examine chimp's eye

Feb 27, 2017

For Ruthie the Chimp, Clear Sight From Expert Hands

A cataract removal procedure is as common for animals as it is for humans, but for Ruthie the chimpanzee, it's a matter of life and death...