The Ophthalmology service at the NCSU Equine Heath Center at Southern Pines provides specialty ophthalmic services (i.e., eye diseases) for large and small animals referred by general veterinary practitioners. The entire staff of the Ophthalmology service helps provide a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services. However, procedures requiring general anesthesia will be performed at the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh.
The Ophthalmology Service at NC State maintains a satellite clinic at the Equine Health Center at Southern Pines (EHC-SP). The main clinic is located at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh.
Dr. Brian Gilger, Professor of Ophthalmology and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Alison Clode, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Dr. Richard McMullen Jr., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Davidson, Professor of Ophthalmology and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
To schedule an appointment at the EHC-SP for eye diseases of small or large animals, call 919.513.6659.
Ophthalmology services include the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions:
- Corneal Ulcer
- Dry eye (KCS)
- Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU)
- Feline Conjunctivitis (herpes virus)
- Indolent Ulcer
Equine Eye Registry Foundation
The Ophthalmology Clinic offers Equine Eye Registration. The purpose of this registration is to eliminate heritable eye disease in purebred horses through registration, research and education. Secondly, this examination provides early detection of eye and vision problems in performance and sport horses. This examination takes about 30 minutes, is inexpensive, and is performed by an ophthalmologist. Please visit the Equine Eye Registration Foundation website or call the Equine Ophthalmology Service at (919)513-6659 for more information.
Ophthalmic Research at NCSU
For more information on work being done at NC State to help your horse or pet, see Ophthalmology Research Laboratory