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Alison B. Clode, DVM, DACVO

Alison B. Clode

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Phone: 919.513.6316
Fax: 919.513.6711


Dr. Clode is a native of Spokane, Washington and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She obtained her veterinary degree from Washington State University, following which she completed a one-year small animal medical and surgical internship at Colorado State University. Her residency training in comparative veterinary ophthalmology was completed here at NC State. Alison enjoys swimming, running, yoga, camping and any other outdoor activity, as well as cooking, reading, and spending time with her two dogs, her friends, and her family.


Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Research Area

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Bailey KM, Hempstead JE, Tobias JR, Borst LB, Clode AB, Posner LP. Evaluation of the effects of tricaine methanesulfonate on retinal structure and function in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013,242:1578-1582.

Pate DO, Clode AB, Olivry T, Cullen JM, Salmon JH, Gilger BC. Immunohistochemical and Immunopathologic Characterization of Superficial Immune-Mediated Keratitis in Horses. Am J Vet Res 2012,73:1067-1073.

Harrington JT, McMullen RJ Jr., Clode AB, Gilger BC. Phacoemulsification and +14 diopter intraocular lens placement in a Saddlebred foal. Vet Ophthalmol 2012, DOI:10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01032.x

Clode AB, Harms C, Fatzinger MH, Young F, Colitz C, and Wert D. Identification and management of ocular lipid deposition in association with hyperlipidaemia in captive moray eels, Gymnothorax funebris Ranzani, Gymnothorax moringa (Cuvier) and Muraena retifera Goode and Bean. J Fish Dis 2012,35:683-693.

Clode AB, Miller C, McMullen RJ Jr, Gilger BC. A retrospective comparison of surgical removal and subsequent CO2 laser ablation versus topical administration of mitomycin C as therapy for equine corneolimbal squamous cell carcinoma. Vet Ophthalmol 2012;15:254-262.

Clode A, Davis J, Davidson G, Salmon J, Lafevers H, and Gilger b. Aqueous humor and plasma concentrations of a compounded 0.2% solution of terbinafine following topical ocular administration to normal equine eyes. Vet Ophthalmol 2011, 14;1:41-47.

Clode AB. Therapy of equine infectious keratitis: A review. Eq Vet J 2010, Supplement 37:19-23.

Gilger BC, Wilkie DA, Clode AB, McMullen RJ, Utter ME, Komaromy AM, Brooks DE, Salmon JH. Long-term outcome after implantation of a suprachoroidal cyclosporine drug delivery device in horses with recurrent uveitis. Vet Ophthalmol 2010, 13;5:294-300.

Gilger BC, Histed J, Pate DO, Clode AB, McMullen RJ. Anomalous nasolacrimal openings in a 2-year-old Morgan filly. Vet Ophthalmol 2010, 13;5:339-342.

Clode AB, Davis JL, Salmon JH, LeFevers H, Gilger BC. Aqueous humor and plasma concentrations of ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin following topical ocular administration to normal equine eyes. Am J Vet Res, 2010, 71;5:564-569.

Crasta M, Clode AB, McMullen RM, Pate DO, Gilger BC. Effect of three treatment protocols on acute ocular hypertension after phacoemulsification and aspiration of cataracts in dogs. Vet Ophthalmol, 2010, 13;1:14-19.

McMullen RM, Clode AB, Pandiri A, Malarkey D, Michau TM, Gilger BC. Epibulbar melanoma in a foal. Vet Ophthalmol S1 2008, no 11:44-50.

Clode AB, Davis JL, Salmon J, Michau TM, Gilger BC. Evaluation of concentrations of voriconazole in aqueous humor after topical and oral administration in horses. Am J Vet Res 2006;2:296-301.

McMullen RM, Clode AB, Gilger BC. Infrared digital imaging of equine anterior segment. Vet Ophthalmol 2009 12:125-131.

Konrade KA, Clode AB, Michau TM, et al. Surgical correction of severe strabismus and enophthalmos secondary to zygomatic arch fracture in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol 2009 12:119-124.

Book Chapters

Clode AB. Clinical Ophthalmic Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Antibacterial Agents, Antifungal Agents, Antiviral Agents. In: Gelatt KN, BC Gilger, and TJ Kern (eds). Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Edition, 2013, Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 7, Part 2, p 381-406.

Clode AB. Diseases and Surgery of the Cornea. In: Gilger BC (ed). Equine Ophthalmology, 2nd edition. Elsevier Saunders, Maryland Heights, Missouri, 2010:181-266.

Clode AB. Fluorescein Dye Test. In: Vaden SL et al, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures: Canine and Feline. Ames: Blackwell Publishing, 2009, chapter 112.

Clode AB. Conjunctival Cytology. In: Vaden SL et al, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures: Canine and Feline. Ames: Blackwell Publishing, 2009, chapter 76.