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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. 


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. 

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... 

Sea turtle receiving eye exam

Jun 13, 2016

Making Kayak Ship Shape

Kayak had mature cataracts in both eyes that were so advanced it was impairing her vision severely, making everything a blur. Cataracts can form as a result of trauma, poor nutrition, or excessive... 

Veterinarian examines eye on a black dog

Jan 3, 2016

New Research Study Focuses on Mysterious Eye Disease in Dogs

SARDS is an ocular disease that damages the rods and cones within the retina of an affected dog’s eyes. The retina degenerates and the result is complete blindness. Why this happens and how to prevent it are questions... 

National Service Animal Eye Exam Program

Apr 1, 2015

NC State Veterinary Hospital Participates in National Service Animal Eye Exam Program

Owners of service animals are invited to register for the National Service Animal Eye Exam Program and have their animal receive a free screening-wellness eye exam by specialists with the North Carolina State University Veterinary Hospital. Registration for all service animals, including horses, will take place during April with exams scheduled at the Veterinary Hospital’s… 

Dr. Brian Gilger, conducting an ocular equine exam

Feb 3, 2015

Researchers Advance New Glaucoma Treatments

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the ocular pressure is abnormally high. This painful condition may result in irreversible blindness. Like people, glaucoma can occur spontaneously in certain breeds of dogs...