huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ron Ofri, DVM, PhD

Dipl. ECVO
Associate Professor, Veterinary Ophthalmology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Office Address:
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)3-9688554
Fax: +972-(0)3-9604079
Email Address: ron.ofri@mail.huji.ac.il


Special interests

Veterinary and comparative ophthalmology


Professional Experience and Qualifications

1985 B.Sc., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Biology

1989 DVM, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine (member of the charter class)

1993 Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, College of Veterinary Medicine

1994 Clinical Ophthalmologist, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1995 Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2002 Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2005 Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

2008 Associate Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2009-2010 Visiting Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis


Teaching

Veterinary Ophthalmology courses, including applied anatomy, ophthalmic physiology, ocular pharmacology, companion animal ophthalmology (basic and advanced courses) and equine ophthalmology. Clinical training in veterinary ophthalmology for 4th year students.

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Research

  • Retinal electrophysiology, and changes in retinal function resulting from aging, species, habitat and disease
  • Pathophysiology of glaucoma
  • Comparative optics and visual function
  • Tear film physiology and diseases
  • read more about my research

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Membership in Scientific Organizations & International Activity

A. Membership in Israeli Professional Organizations

  • Member, The Israeli Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, Israel Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, Israeli Society for Vision & Eye Research

B. Appointments in Professional Organizations in Israel

  • 2001-Present      Member, Executive Board, Israeli Veterinary Medical Association (representing veterinarians employed in research institutions)
  • 2002-2009           Member, Executive Board, Israeli Society for Vision & Eye Research
  • 2008-Present      Member, Scientific Board, Israeli Veterinary Medical Association
  • 2008-Present      Member, Veterinary Specialization Board, Israeli Veterinary Medical Association

C. Membership in International Professional Organizations

  • Member, European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ESVO)
  • Member, International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ISVO)
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member, American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ASVO)
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO)
  • Honorary Overseas Diplomate, Japanese College of Veterinary & Fundamental Ophthalmologists

D. Appointments in International Professional Organizations

  • 2000-2005: Member, Executive Board, European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO), in charge of ESVO Continuous Education
  • 2001-2002: Vice President (& President-elect), ESVO
  • 2002-2005: President, ESVO
  • 2008-2010: Executive Board member, European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO)
  • 2011-present: Member, Scientific Committee, ECVO
  • 2011: Chairman, Credentials Committee for selecting Founder Diplomates of the Asian College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (AiCVO)

E. Ad-hoc Reviewer in International Journals

  • American Journal of Veterinary Research
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • BMC Veterinary Research
  • Current Eye Research
  • Documenta Ophthalmologica
  • Equine Veterinary Journal
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Experimental Eye Research
  • Graefe’s Archive for Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Israeli Journal of Veterinary Medicine
  • Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
  • Journal of Medical Primatology
  • Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • Journal of Veterinary Science
  • Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
  • Molecular Vision
  • PLoS (Public Library of Science)
  • The Veterinary Journal
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology

F. Editorial board member

  • Translational Vision Science & Technology, an ARVO (Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology) journal

G. International Meetings Organized (last 5 years)

  • 2008-present Member, Advisory Committee, Biannual Basic Science Course of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
  • 2010 Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee, ERG course and wetlab, ACVO annual meeting, October 10th, 2010, San Diego, CA
  • 2015 Chairman, Scientific Organizing Committee, annual European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) meeting, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2015- Ophthalmology Program Chair, South European Veterinary Conference (SEVC)

H. Invited Speaker, International meeting (last 5 years)

  • May, 2010. Master class in veterinary ophthalmology, and diagnostic wetlab for general practitioners. Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • June, 2010. Electroretinography, visual optics & refraction. The 9th Basic Science Course of the ACVO. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • September, 2010. Companion animal ophthalmology. The 10th annual Congreso Veterinario de Leon (CVDL). Leon, Mexico.
  • October, 2010 Electroretinography. A post-congress ERG course, following the annual ACVO meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • May, 2011. Companion animal ophthalmology. The 32nd annual Brazilian Congress of the ANCLIVEPA (BCA). Goiania, Brazil.
  • June, 2011. Companion animal ophthalmology. Annual meeting of the Bulgarian Association of Companion Animals Veterinarians. Varna, Bulgaria.
  • October, 2011. Vision in the Animal Kingdom. Bi-annual meeting of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO), and the inaugural meeting of the Asian Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (AiSVO) and the Asian College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (AiCVO). Jeju, South Korea.
  • October, 2011. Companion animal ophthalmology, including State of the Art Lecture (cataract surgery). The 34th WSAVA Congress, Jeju, South Korea .
  • February, 2012. Electroretinography in animal research. An Ocuscience course & wetlab. Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • February, 2012. Retinal Electrophysiology. The 2012 Continuing Education Course in Veterinary Ophthalmology for Spanish Practitioners. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • June, 2012. Electroretinography, visual optics & refraction. The 10th Basic Science Course of the ACVO. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • September, 2012. Retinoscopy wetlab. The 2012 annual ESVO meeting. Krakow, Poland.
  • October, 2012. Visual and retinal physiology. The 2012 annual meeting of the Czech Small Animal Veterinary Association (CSAVA). Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
  • November, 2012. Retinal Diseases. The 10th annual meeting of the Brazilian College of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery (CBCAV). Florianopolis, Brazil.
  • January, 2013. Ophthalmic diseases. The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC). Orlando, Florida. Note This is the biggest annual veterinary meeting in the world
  • March, 2013. Companion animal ophthalmology. Continuing education symposium of The Hungarian Small Animal Ophthalmology Society (HSAOS) and The Hungarian Veterinary Chamber. Budapest, Hungary.
  • April, 2013. Retinal electrophysiology & Visual Optics. Annual Associates Retreat, Eye Care For Animals (the largest chain of veterinary ophthalmology clinics in the world). Phoenix, Arizona.
  • June 2013. Retinal electrophysiology & Visual Optics. Continuing education course of The Netherlands Association for Companion Animal Medicine and Permanente Educatie Gezelschapsdieren (PEGD). Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • August, 2013. Retinal Diseases. Annual Japanese Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference (JVOC). Tokyo, Japan.
  • August, 2013. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. Continuing education symposium of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA). Osaka, Japan.
  • August, 2013. Visual Optics. Continuing education symposium of the Japanese Society of Comparative and Veterinary Ophthalmology. Kyoto, Japan.
  • October, 2013. Treating ocular disease in animal models. Annual Vision Research Symposium. Center for Vision Research, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
  • November, 2013. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. 10th Panhellenic Veterinary Congress of Companion Animals, Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society. Athens, Greece.
  • November, 2013. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. 8th annual meeting of the Turkish Small Animal Veterinary Association (TSAVA). Istanbul, Turkey.
  • March, 2014. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. Annual meeting of the Hungarian Small Animal Veterinary Association (HSAVA). Budapest, Hungary.
  • May, 2014. Companion Animal ophthalmology. 8th annual meeting of the Veterinary Practitioners Association of Thailand (VPAT) and Thai Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology Practitioners (TSVOP). Bangkok, Thailand.
  • June, 2014. Electroretinography, visual optics & refraction. The 11th Basic Science Course of the ACVO. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • August, 2014. Retinal diseases. 4th annual meeting of the Asian Society and Asian College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (AiSVO & AiCVO). Taipei, Taiwan.
  • September, 2014. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. The 37th WSAVA Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • October, 2014. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC). Barcelona, Spain.
  • January, 2015. Ophthalmic diseases. The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC). Orlando, Florida. Note This is the biggest annual veterinary meeting in the world
  • February, 2015. Ophthalmic Imaging and ERG in Animals: Investigating Retinal Structure and Function Lecture & Wet Lab. An Ocuscience course & wetlab. Las Vegas, NV.
  • February, 2015. Retinal Electrophysiology. The 2015 Continuing Education Course in Veterinary Ophthalmology for Spanish Practitioners. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
  • May, 2015. Companion animal ophthalmology. The 36th annual Brazilian Congress of the ANCLIVEPA (BCA). Porto Seguro, Brazil.
  • July, 2015. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. Continuing Education Course of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine Specialties (INVEM). Lima, Peru.
  • October, 2015. Visual optics. The 2015 annual meeting of the Czech Small Animal Veterinary Association (CSAVA). Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
  • October, 2015. Companion Animal Ophthalmology. Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC). Barcelona, Spain.

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Selected Publications

A. Textbooks co-authored

  1. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2008 (478 pages; ISBN 0721605613).
    • Spanish translation: Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Slatter, Fundamentos de Oftalmología Veterinaria, 4th edition. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2009 (504 pages; ISBN13: 978848086393-3).
    • Polish translation: Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Okulistyka Weterynaryjna Slattera.Elsevier, Wroclaw (Poland), 2009 (522 pages; ISBN 978-83-7609-144-0)
  2. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013 (506 pages; ISBN 10-1437723675).

B. Textbook chapters authored

  1. Gum GG, Gelatt KN, Ofri R. Ophthalmic Biochemistry & Physiology (Chapter 3) in Veterinary Ophthalmology,> 3rd edition. Edited by Gelatt KN. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 151-181.
  2. Ofri R. Optics & Physiology of Vision (Chapter 4) in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 3rd edition. Edited by Gelatt KN. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 183-216.
  3. Ofri R. Optics & Physiology of Vision (Chapter 4) in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Edited by Gelatt KN. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, 2007, pp. 183-219.
  4. Shamir MH, Ofri R. Comparative Neuro-ophthalmology (Chapter 29) in Veterinary Ophthalmology,, 4th edition. Edited by Gelatt KN. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, 2007, pp. 1406-1469.
  5. Ofri R. Development and Congenital Abnormalities (Chapter 2) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp. 20-32.
  6. Ofri R. The Lens (Chapter 13) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp, 258-276.
  7. Ofri R. The Vitreous (Chapter 14) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp. 277-284.
  8. Ofri R. The Retina (Chapter 15) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp. 285-317.
  9. Ofri R. Neuro-ophthalmology (chapter 16) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp. 318-351.
  10. Aroch I, Ofri R, Sutton GA. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases (Chapter 18) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 4th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007, pp. 374-418.
  11. Shamir MH, Ofri R. Comparative Neuro-ophthalmology (Chapter 15) in Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2nd edition. Edited by Gelatt KN. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, 2007, pp. 445-462.
  12. Ofri R. Development and Congenital Abnormalities (Chapter 2) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp. 13-26.
  13. Ofri R. The Lens (Chapter 13) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp, 272-290.
  14. Ofri R. The Vitreous (Chapter 14) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp. 291-298.
  15. Ofri R. The Retina (Chapter 15) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp. 299-333.
  16. Ofri R. Neuro-ophthalmology (chapter 16) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp. 334-71.
  17. Aroch I, Ofri R, Sutton GA. Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases (Chapter 18) in Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Maggs DJ, Miller PE, Ofri R. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2013, pp. 394-436.
  18. Ofri R. Optics & Physiology of Vision (Chapter 4) in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th edition. Edited by Gelatt KN, Gilger BC, Kern TJ. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa, 2013, pp. 208-270.
  19. Ofri R. Optics & Physiology of Vision (Chapter 4) in Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 3rd edition. Edited by Gelatt KN, John Wiley & Sons, Ames, Iowa, 2014, pp. 55-65.

C. Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Ofri R, Dawson WW, Foli K and Gelatt KN. (1993). Chronic ocular hypertension alters local retinal responsiveness. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 77:502-8. (Note: article is featured in the editorial review of that issue).
  2. Ofri R, Dawson WW, Foli K and Gelatt KN. (1993). Primary open angle glaucoma alters retinal recovery from a thiobarbiturate: spatial frequency dependence. Exp. Eye Res. 56:481-8.
  3. Ofri R, Dawson WW and Gelatt KN. (1993). Visual resolution in normal and glaucomatous dogs determined by pattern electroretinogram. Prog. Vet. Comp. Ophthalmol. 3:111-6. (Note: article is featured on the cover of that issue).
  4. Ofri R, Samuelson DA, Strubbe DT, Dawson WW, Brooks DE and Gelatt KN. (1994). Altered retinal recovery and optic nerve fiber loss in primary open angle glaucoma in the Beagle. Exp. Eye Res. 58:245-8.
  5. Ofri R, Dawson WW and Samuelson DA. (1994). The cortical area of central vision in two dog breeds. Vet. Comp. Ophthalmol. 4:172-8.
  6. Whittaker CJG, Ofri R, Heaton-Jones T, Kubilis PS, Tu H, Brooks DE, Mackay EO and Dawson WW. (1996). Electroretinography in the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Anim. Eye Res. 15:103-13.
  7. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Jacobson S and Kass PH. (1997). Tear production in lions (Panthera leo): The effect of two anesthetic protocols. Vet. Comp. Ophthalmol. 7:173-5. (Note: article is featured on the cover of that issue).
  8. Ofri R, Horowitz IH and Kass PH. (1998). Tonometry in three herbivorous wildlife species. Vet. Ophthalmol. 1:21-4.
  9. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Jacobson S and Kass PH. (1998). The effects of anesthesia and gender on intraocular pressure in lions (Panthera leo). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 29:307-10.
  10. Ofri R, Horowitz IH and Kass PH. (1999). Tear production in three captive wild herbivores in Israel. J. Wildl. Dis. 35:134-6.
  11. Ofri R, Shore LS, Kass PH and Horowitz IH. (1999). The effect of elevated progesterone levels on intraocular pressure in lions (Panthera leo). Res. Vet. Sci. 67:121-3. (Note: paper cited in “Editor’s Selection” of notable glaucoma papers published in 1999. Greve EL, International Glaucoma Review-Newsletter of International Glaucoma Societies, 2000;2:21.)
  12. Ofri R, Horowitz IH and Kass PH. (2000). How low can we get? Tonometry in the Thomson Gazelle (Gazella Thomsoni). J. Glaucoma 9:187-9.
  13. Ofri R, Raz D, Kass PH, Lambrou GN and Percicot CL. (2000). The effect of 0.12% unoprostone isopropyl (Rescula) on intraocular pressure in normotensive dogs. J Vet Med Sci 62:1313-5.
  14. Borenshtein D, Ofri R, Verman M, Stark A, Tritschler HJ, Moeller W and Madar Z. (2001). Cataract development in diabetic sand rats treated with α-lipoic acid and its γ-linolenic acid conjugate. Diabetes-Metab. Res. 17:44-50.
  15. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Levison M and Kass PH. (2001). Intraocular pressure and tear production in captive eland and fallow deer. J. Wildl. Dis. 37:387-390.
  16. Ofri R, Millodot S, Shimoni R, Horowitz IH, Ashash E and Millodot M. (2001). The development of the refractive state in the young ostrich chick (Struthio camelus). Am. J. Vet. Res. 62:812-5.
  17. Ofri R, Shub N, Galin Z, Shemesh M and Shore L. (2002). Changes in intraocular pressure during the reproductive cycle of the cat. Am. J. Vet. Res. 63:159-62.
  18. Raz D, Seeliger MW, Geva A, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN and Ofri R. (2002). The effect of contrast and luminance on mfERG responses in a monkey model of glaucoma. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 43:2027-35.
  19. Epstein A, White R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH and Ofri R. (2002). Physiological effects of propofol as an induction agent in adult lions: a comparison with 2 established protocols. Res. Vet. Sci. 72:137-40.
  20. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Raz D, Shvartsman E and Kass PH. (2002). Intraocular pressure and tear production in five herbivorous wildlife species. Vet. Record 151:265-8.
  21. Raz D, Perlman I, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN and Ofri R. (2003). Functional damage to inner and outer retinal cells in experimental glaucoma. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 44:3675-84.
  22. Ofri R, Millodot S, Tadmor Y, Matalon E, Kass PH, Horowitz IH and Millodot M. (2004). The development of the refractive state in the newborn Thomson gazelle. J. Comp. Physiol. A 190:831-5.
  23. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Lambrou GN, Latour E, Dawson WW, Schwartz M and Ofri R. (2005). Pattern electroretinography in a rat model of ocular hypertension: Functional evidence for early detection of inner retinal damage. Exp. Eye Res. 81:340-9.
  24. Bakalash S, Ben-Shlomo G, Aloni E, Shaked I, Wheeler L, Ofri R and Schwartz M. (2005). T cell-based vaccination for morphological and functional neuroprotection in a rat model of chronically elevated intraocular pressure. J. Mol. Med. 83:904-16.
  25. Ben-Shlomo G and Ofri R. (2006). Development of inner retinal function, evidenced by the pattern electroretinogram, in the rat. Exp. Eye Res. 83:417-23.
  26. Ben-Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Rosner M, Dubinsky G, Belkin M, Epstein Y and Ofri R. (2006). Functional deficits resulting from laser-induced damage in the rat retina. Lasers Surg. Med. 38:689-94.
  27. Ofri R, Orgad K and Dickstein S. (2007). Canine meibometry: Establishing baseline values for meibomian gland secretions in dogs. Vet. J. 174;536-40.
  28. Komnenou AA, Mylonakis ME, Kouti V, Tendoma L, Leontides L, Skountzou E, Dessiris A, Koutinas A and Ofri R. (2007). Ocular manifestations of canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis): a retrospective study of 90 natural cases. Vet. Ophthalmol. 10:137-42.
  29. Bandah D, Swissa T, Ben-Shlomo G, Banin E, Ofri R and Sharon D. (2007). A complex expression pattern of PAX6 in the pigeon retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 48:2503-9.
  30. Ben-Shlomo G, Bach M and Ofri R. (2007). Temporal and spatial frequencies interact in the contrast transfer of the pattern electroretinogram. Vision Res. 47:1992-9.
  31. Belokopytov M, Ben-Shlomo G, Rosner M, Belkin M, Dubinsky G, Epstein Y and Ofri R. (2008). Functional efficacy of glatiramer acetate treatment for laser-induced retinal damage in rats. Lasers Surg. Med. 40:196-201.
  32. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bandah D, Rosner M and Sharon D. (2008). Microarray-based gene expression analysis during retinal maturation of albino rats. Graef. Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol. 246:693-702
  33. Ofri R, Steinmetz A, Thielebein J, Horowitz IH, Oechtering G and Kass PH. (2008). Factors affecting intraocular pressure in lions. Vet. J. 177:124-129.
  34. Ofri R, Lambrou GN, Allgoewer I, Graenitz U, Pena TM, Spiess BM and Latour E. (2009). Clinical evaluation of pimecrolimus eye drops for treatment of canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca: A comparison with cyclosporine A. Vet. J. 179:70-77.
  35. Shelah-Goraly M, Aroch I, Bruchim Y, Ofri R. (2009). A prospective study of the association of anemia and thrombocytopenia with ocular lesions in dogs. Vet. J. 182:187-192. (Note: paper is the subject of a subsequent guest editorial: Williams DL. Ocular pathology and the link with systemic disease. Vet J 2010;183:11)
  36. Sandalon S, Ofri R. (2009). The effect of topical anesthesia on the rat electroretinogram. Doc. Ophthalmol. 18:101-108.
  37. Shamir MH*, Ofri R*, Bor A, Brener O, Reicher S, Obolensky A, Averbukh E, Banin E, Gootwine E. (2010). A novel day blindness in sheep: epidemiological, behavioural, electrophysiological and histopathological studies. Vet. J. 185:130-137.
    *Equal contribution by both authors
  38. Kroeber M, Davis N, Holzmann S, Kritzenberger M, Shelah-Goraly M, Ofri R, Ashery-Padan R, Tamm ER. (2010). Reduced expression of Pax6 in lens and cornea of mutant mice leads to failure of chamber angle development and juvenile glaucoma. Hum Mol Genet. 19:3332-3342
  39. Ofri R, Hollingsworth S, Groth A, Motta M, Doval J, Kass PH, Murphy CJ. The effect of optical defocus on performance of field trial retrievers. (2012). Am J Vet Res. 73:546-550
  40. Sandalon S, Ofri R. (2012). Age-related changes in the pattern electroretinogram of normal and glatiramer acetate immunized rats. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 53:6532-6540.
  41. Finno CJ, Aleman M, Ofri R., Hollingsworth SR, Madigan JE (2012). Electrophysiological studies in American Quarter horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy. Vet Ophthalmol 15 (Suppl 2):3-7.
  42. Groth AD, Hollingsworth SR, Ofri R., Kass PH, Reed Z, Murphy CJ. (2013). Clinical comparison of the Welch Allyn SureSightTM handheld autorefractor versus streak retinoscopy in dogs. Vet Ophthalmol. 16(5):319-323
  43. Komnenou AT, Thomas ALN, Danika SE, Skartsi T, Vasilakis DP, Cárcamo B, Ofri R. (2013). Estimation of normal tear production in free-living Eurasian black vultures (Aegypius monachus) and griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) in Dadia National Park, Greece. J Zoo Wildl Med 44(2): 315-323.
  44. Freeman KS, Good KL, Kass PH, Park SA, Nestorowicz N, Ofri R. (2013). Assessing the effects of chemical restraint on the canine electroretinogram: sequential recordings in awake, sedated, and anesthetized dogs. Am J Vet Res 74: 1036-42.
  45. Ekesten B, Komáromy AM, Ofri R., Petersen-Jones SM, Narfström K. (2013). Guidelines for clinical electroretinography in the dog – 2012 update. Doc Ophthalmol 127:79–87.
  46. Antes R, Ezra-Elia R, Weinberger D, Solomon, A, Ofri R., Michaelson DM. (2013). ApoE4 induces synaptic and ERG impairments in the retina of young targeted replacement apoE4 mice. PLoS One 8(5):e64949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064949
  47. Sandalon S, Könnecke B. Levkovitch-Verbin H, Simons M, Hein K, Sättler MB, Bähr M, Ofri R. (2013). Functional and structural evaluation of lamotrigine treatment in rat models of acute and chronic ocular hypertension. Exp Eye Res 115: 47-56.
  48. Beckwith-Cohen B, Elad D, Bdolah-Abram T, Ofri R. (2014). Disparities in tear pH: direct comparison in three species using a pH microelectrode. Am J Vet Res 75:494–499
  49. Ezra-Elia R, Banin E, Hen Honig, Rosov A, Obolensky A, Averbukh E, Hauswirth WW, Gootwine E, Ofri R. (2014). Flicker cone function in normal and day blind sheep. A large animal model for human achromatopsia caused by CNGA3 mutation. Doc Ophthalmol 129: 141-150.
  50. Beckwith-Cohen B, Horowitz I, Bdolah-Abram T, Lublin A, Ofri R. (2015) Differences in ocular parameters between diurnal and nocturnal raptors. Vet Ophthalmol 18(S1): 98-105
  51. Oriá AP, Gomes Jr. DC, Oliveira AVD, Curvelo VP, Estrela-Lima A, Pinna MH, Meneses IDS, Filho EFM, Ofri R. (2015). Selected ophthalmic diagnostic tests, bony orbit anatomy and ocular histology in samabr deer (Rusa unicolor). Vet Ophthalmol 18(S1): 125-131.
  52. Oriá A, Silva RM, Pinna M, Oliveira AV, Ferreira PR, Martins FE, Meneses ID, Requião K, Ofri R. (2015). Ophthalmic diagnostic tests in captive red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) in Salvador, northeast Brazil. Vet Ophthalmol 18(S1): 46-52.
  53. Oriá AP, Oliveira AV, Pinna MH, Martins Filho EF, Estrela-Lima A, Peixoto TC, da Silva RM, Santana FO, Meneses ID, Requião KG, Ofri R. (2015). Ophthalmic diagnostic tests, orbital anatomy and adnexal histology of the broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris). Vet Ophthalmol 18(S1): 30-39.
  54. Oriá AP, de Souza MAR, Neto FAD, Gomes Jr., DC, Estrela-Lima A, Muramoto C, Neto JMC, Ofri R. (2015). Polymethylmethacrylate orbital implants with interconnecting channels. A retrospective study following enucleation in dogs and cats. Vet Ophthalmol in press.

II. Clinical Case Reports

  1. Ofri R, Horowitz I. (1995). Spontaneous cataract resorption in an ostrich. Vet Rec. 136: 276.
  2. Ofri R, Barishak RY, Eshkar G, Aizenberg I. (1996). Feline central retinal degeneration in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 27:101-8.
  3. Aroch I, Ofri R, Aizenberg I. (1996). Haematologic, ocular and skeletal abnormalities in a family of samoyeds. J. Small Anim. Pract. 37:333-339.
  4. Ofri R, Nyska A, Linke RP, Shtrasburg S, Livneh A, Gal R. (1997). Systemic amyloidosis in a cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Amyloid 4:98-103.
  5. Brenner J, Bargai U, Ofri R, David D, Bernstein M, Israeli BA, Schlosberg A. (1998). Limb and brisket edema in cattle associated with vitamin A deficiency. Isr J Vet Med 53: 78-79.
  6. Shamir MH, Horowitz IH, Yakobson B, Ofri R (1998). Arnold-Chiari malformation in a captive African lion cub. J. Wildl. Dis. 34:661-6.
  7. Harrus S, Ofri R, Aizenberg I, Waner T. (1998). Acute blindness associated with monoclonal gammopathy induced by Ehrlichia canis infection. Vet. Parasit. 78:155-60.
  8. Steinmetz A, Eulenberger K, Thielebein J, Buschatz S, Bernhard A, Wilsdorf A,Ofri R (2006). Lens-anomalies and other ophthalmic findings in a group of closely-related Angola-lions (Panthera leo bleyenberghi). Zoo Biology 25:433-9.
  9. Shelah M, Weinberger D, Ofri R(2007). Acute blindness in a dog caused by an explosive blast. Vet. Ophthalmol. 10:196-8.
  10. Finno CJ, Higgins RJ, Aleman M, Ofri R, Hollingsworth SR, Bannasch DL, Reilly CM, Madigan JE. (2011). Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy in Lusitano horses. J Vet Intern Med 25:1439-46.
  11. Balicki I, Nestorowicz N, Ofri R (2013). Funduscopic abnormalities and electroretinography in cases of retinopathy in German shepherd dogs. Vet Ophthalmol 16:397-408.
    Note: Article is featured on the journal cover
  12. 12. Tirosh-Levy S, Ofri R (2013). Corneal edema in a Tennessee walking horse. VetLearn Compendium of Continuing Education for Veterinarians. 35(2): 11-12. Case report.
  13. Kahane N, Ofri R, Prager O, Louka M, Aroch I. (2014). Apocrine hidrocystoma in four Persian cats. Is J Vet Med 69(1):28-34
  14. Horowitz IH, Dubielzig RD, Anug A, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD, Rosenzweig AB, Frenkel S, Ofri R. (2015). Conjunctival habronemiasis in a square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Vet Ophthalmol in press

III. Review Papers

  1. Sutter EE, Bearse Jr. MA, Stamper RL, Lambrou GN, Percicot CL, Ofri R , Raz D. (2001). Monitoring retinal ganglion cell function with the MERG. Recent advances. Optical Society of America Technical Digest 1:10-13.
  2. Ofri R. (2002). Tear production and keratoconjunctivitis sicca in wildlife and exotic species. Anim. Eye Res. 21:13-7.
  3. Ofri R. (2002). Clinical electrophysiology in veterinary ophthalmology-the past, present & future. Doc. Ophthalmol. 104:5-16.
  4. Ofri R. (2002). Intraocular pressure and glaucoma in exotic species. Vet. Clin. North Am.: Exotic Animal Pract. 5:391-406.
    Note: Invited review paper
  5. Komáromy AM, Brooks DE, Dawson WW, Kallberg ME, Olivier FJ, Ofri R. (2002). Technical issues in electrodiagnostic recording. Vet. Ophthalmol. 5:85-91.
  6. Narfström K, Ekesten B, Rosolen SG, Spiess BM, Percicot CL, Ofri R. (2003). Recommendation for a harmonized ERG protocol. Animal Eye Research 22:16-18.
  7. Grinvald A, Bonhoeffer T, Vanzetta I, Pollack A, Aloni E, Ofri R, Nelson D. (2004). High-resolution functional optical imaging: from the neocortex to the eye. Ophthalmol. Clin. North Am. 17:53-67.
  8. Ofri R, Narfstrom K. (2007). Light at the end of the tunnel? Advances in the understanding and treatment of glaucoma and inherited retinal degeneration. Vet. J. 174:10-22. (Invited review paper)
    Note: Paper won the journal's award for Best Review Paper of 2007
  9. Barishak R, Ofri R. (2007). Embryogenetics: gene control of the embryogenesis of the eye. Vet. Ophthalmol. 10:133-6.

  10. Note: Invited review paper
  11. Ofri R. (2013). Global Commentary on Feline Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis. North American Veterinary Conference Clinician’s Brief. 11(10): 54. Article review.
  12. Ofri R. (2014). Ask the Expert. Is it exophthalmos, buphthalmos or proptosis? North American Veterinary Conference Clinician’s Brief. 12(5): 29-31.

D. Papers Presented in International Scientific Research Conferences

  1. May, 1993. Ofri R, Dawson WW, Gelatt KN. Inherited glaucoma alters local retinal responsiveness. Annual meeting of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Sarasota, FL, USA. Poster.
  2. October, 1993. Ofri R. Electrophysiological and histological mapping of the cortical area of central vision in the dog. Annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Lecture.
  3. October, 1993. Ofri R, Dawson WW, Gelatt KN. Inherited glaucoma alters local retinal sensitivity. Annual ACVO meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Lecture.
  4. October, 1993. Ofri R, Dawson WW, Gelatt KN. Visual resolution in normal and glaucomatous dogs as determined by pattern electroretinogram. Annual ACVO meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Lecture
  5. October, 1993. Whittaker CJG, Heaton-Jones T, Ofri R, Brooks DE, Samuelson DA, Dawson WW. Electroretinography of the American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis). Annual ACVO meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Lecture
  6. May, 1994. Dawson WW, Ofri R, Gelatt KN, Sherwood MB, Brooks DE. Progressive field loss in Beagle POAG. Annual ARVO meeting, Sarasota, FL, USA. Poster.
  7. April, 1996. Aizenberg I, Ofri R, Aroch I. Haematological, ocular and skeletal abnormalities in a samoyed family. Annual meeting of the European Association and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Cambridge, Britain. Lecture.
  8. April, 1997. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Jacobson S, Kass PH. Tear production in lions (Panthera leo): the effect of two anesthetic protocols. Annual meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) and European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO), Birmingham, Britain. Lecture.
  9. October, 1997. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH. Tear production in three herbivorous wildlife species. Annual ACVO meeting, Santa Fe, NM, USA. Lecture.
  10. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Jacobson S, Kass PH. Intraocular pressure in lions (Panthera leo) - the effects of anesthesia and sex. Annual ACVO meeting, Santa Fe, NM, USA. Lecture.
  11. May, 1998. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH. Tonometry in herbivorous wildlife. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Bologna, Italy. Lecture.
  12. October, 1998. Ofri R, Shore L, Kass PH, Horowitz IH. Intraocular pressure in lions (Panthera leo) - hypertensive effect of progesterone. Annual ACVO meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. Lecture.
  13. May, 1998. Epstein A, White R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH, Ofri R. Propofol as an induction agent in the adult lion. Annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Orlando, FL, USA. Lecture
  14. May, 1999. Ofri R, Raz D, Kass PH, Lambrou GN, Percicot C. Effects of Rescula on intraocular pressure in normotensive dogs-a comparison with Xalatan. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Lyon, France. Lecture.
  15. May, 1999. Raz D, Percicot C, Questel I, Faure E, Lamrou GN, Ofri R. Multi-focal electroretinogram in Cynolmolgus monkeys. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Lyon, France. Lecture.
  16. March, 2000. Seeliger MW, Raz D, Ofri R, Percicot C, Lambrou GN. Topographical changes of multifocal ERG waveforms across the retina. Annual meeting of the International Society of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV). Sydney, Australia. Lecture.
  17. May, 2000. Ofri R, Raz D, Lambrou GN, Percicot C. Changes in the multifocal electroretinogram of glaucomatous Cynomolgus monkeys. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  18. May, 2000. Lamboru GN, Raz D, Percicot C, Ofri R. The effect of luminance changes on the multifocal electroretinogram of non-human primates Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  19. June, 2000. Narfström K, Ekesten B, Rosolen SG, Spiess BM, Percicot CL, Ofri R. Recommendation for a harmonized European protocol for clinical ERG recordings in dogs. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Vienna, Austria. Lecture.
  20. October, 2000. Eshkar G, Avni-Magen N, Ofri R. Periodic recurrent keratitis in Asian elephants. Annual meeting of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Paris, France. Lecture.
  21. May, 2001. Lambrou GN, Raz D, Ofri R, Percicot CL, Sutter EE. Comparison of two multifocal ERG protocols for monitoring ganglion cell function in a hypertensive monkey model. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  22. May, 2001. Seeliger MW, Raz D, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN, Ofri R. Comparison of MF ERG topography between normal and ocular hypertensive Cynomolgus monkeys and humans. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  23. August, 2001. Raz D, Seeliger MW, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN, Ofri R. First and second order MF-ERG responses of normal and hypertensive eyes of Cynomolgus monkeys. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. Lecture.
  24. October, 2001. Ofri R, Nelson DA, Bonhoeffer T, Grinvald A. Non-invasive imaging of blood flow and functional activation of the cat retina using a new retinal function imager. Annual ACVO meeting. Lecture.
  25. April, 2002. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH. Summarizing five years of tonometry in herbivorous wildlife species. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Barcelona, Spain. Lecture.
  26. April, 2002. Ofri R, Nelson DA, Vanzetta I, Grinvald A. Novel sensory evoked optical signal in the feline retina. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Barcelona, Spain. Lecture.
  27. May, 2002. Nelson DA, Ofri R, Vanzetta I, Grinvald A. Dynamics and regulation of blood flow rate in cat and human retina. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Lecture.
  28. May, 2002. Raz D, Perlman I, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN, Ofri R. Evidence of inner & mid retinal functional damage in an animal model of glaucoma. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  29. May, 2002. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Lambrou GN, Percicot CL, Dawson WW, Schwartz M, Ofri R. Functional deficits in a rat model of chronically elevated intraocular pressure. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  30. May, 2002. Vanzetta I, Nelson DA, Bonhoeffer T, Ofri R, Grinvald A. Novel intrinsic optical signals in feline and human retina evoked by photic stimulation. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  31. October, 2002. Ofri R, Tadmor Y, Matalon E, Horowitz IH. Physiological changes in intraocular pressure of newborn Thomson gazelles. A unique animal model. Annual ACVO meeting, Denver, CO, USA. Lecture.
  32. May, 2003. Samuelson DA, Gilbert S, Lewis PA, Chisholm M, Horowitz IH, Ofri R. Morphological and histochemical characterization of the iridocorneal angle of the Thompson gazelle. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  33. May, 2002. Raz D, Seeliger MW, Mayser H, Percicot CL, Lambrou GN, Ofri R. mfVEP and mfERG in monkeys with and without continuous stimulus position monitoring. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  34. June, 2003. Ofri R, Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Schwartz M. COP-1 treatment preserves inner retinal function, evidenced by pattern electroretinography, in the rat ocular hypertension model. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Cambridge, Britain. Lecture.
    (Note: Abstract won the meeting’s “Best Scientific Presentation” Award)
  35. June, 2003. Ofri R, Horowitz IH, Kass PH. Summarizing five years of schirmer tear testing in herbivorous wildlife species. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Cambridge, Britain. Lecture.
  36. May, 2004. Ofri R, Allgoewer I, Graenitz U, Pena TM, Spiess BM, Lambrou GN, Latour E. Successful treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in dogs with pimecrolimus drops: a comparison with cyclosporine (CyA) ointment. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  37. May, 2004. Belkin M, Ben-Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Rosner M, Ofri R. Functional deficits following laser-induced damage in the rat retina. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  38. May, 2004. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. Functional assessment of maturation and ageing of the parvo- and magnocellular pathways in the rat. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
    (Note: Abstract won the ARVO Gesine Mohn Travel Award)
  39. June, 2004. Ofri R, Ben-Shlomo G. Functional assessment of maturation and aging of the rat retina. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Munich, Germany. Lecture.
  40. October, 2004. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash, S, Schwartz M, Ofri R. Detecting early functional deficits in rat models of acute and chronically elevated intraocular pressure. Annual ACVO meeting, Washington DC, USA. Lecture.
  41. May, 2005. Ben Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Belkin M, Rosner M, Epstein Y, Ofri R. Functional assessment of the efficacy of Cop-1 treatment of laser-induced retinal damage. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  42. June, 2005. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash, S, Schwartz M, Ofri R. The origin of the rat's pattern electroretinogram. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Porto, Portugal. Lecture.
  43. June, 2005. Steinmetz A, Eulenberger K, Thielebein J, Buschatz S, Bernhard A, Wilsdorf A, Grevel A, Ofri R. Lens anomalies and other ophthalmic findings in a group of closely related Angola lions (Panthera Leo Bleyengerghi). Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Porto, Portugal. Poster.
  44. August, 2005. Ofri R, Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Schwartz M. COP-1 treatment preserves inner retinal function, evidenced by pattern electroretinography, in the rat ocular hypertension model. Annual ISCEV meeting, Glasgow, Scotland. Lecture.
    (Note: The abstract won The Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for the best scientific presentation.)
  45. August, 2005. Ben-Shlomo G, Bach M, Ofri R. Interactions of temporal and spatial frequencies in the contrast transfer function of the Pattern Electroretinogram. Annual ISCEV meeting, Glasgow, Scotland. Lecture.
  46. May, 2006. Sharon D, Bandah D, Banin E, Ben Shlomo G, Ofri R. Spatial and temporal differential gene expression analysis of PAX6 alternatively-spliced transcripts in the pigeon retina. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  47. May, 2006. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bandah D, Sharon D. A Temporal microarray-based gene expression analysis of the rat retina. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  48. June, 2006. Shelah M, Davis-Silberman N, Ofri R, Ashery-Padan R. Elevated intraocular pressure in Pax6 mutated mice. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Brugge, Belgium. Lecture.
  49. June, 2006. Ofri R, Orgad K, Dikstein S. Canine meibometry: Establishing baseline values for meibomian gland secretions in dogs. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Brugge, Belgium. Lecture.
  50. June, 2007. Shelah M, Bruchim Y, Aroch I, Ofri R. Ocular findings in 46 dogs with anemia and/or thrombocytopenia. A prospective study. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Genoa, Italy. Lecture.
    Note: The abstract won the Merck Award for the Best Resident Paper at the meeting.
  51. May, 2008. Ofri R, Sandalon S. Does topical anesthesia affect the electroretinogram in rats? Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Versailles, France. Lecture.
  52. October, 2008. Ofri R, Aroch I, Kass PH, Bruchim Y, Shelah-Goraly M. A prospective study of the association of anemia and thrombocytopenia with ocular lesions in dogs. Annual ACVO meeting, Boston, MA. Lecture.
  53. November, 2008. Avni-Magen N, Kaufman E, Mildenberg, Z, Ofri R. Periodic recurrent keratitis in Asian elephants. International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand. Lecture.
  54. May, 2009. Banin E, Reicher S, Seroussi E, Ofri R, Shamir MH, Obolensky A, Brenner O, Averbukh E, Gootwine E. Cone Dysfunction and Congenital Day Blindness in Awassi Sheep Is Caused by a Mutation in the CNGA3 Gene. Annual ARVO meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA. Poster.
  55. June, 2009. Ofri R, Shamir MH, Banin E, Reicher S, Gootwine E. Congenital day blindness in sheep. Behavioral, electrophysiological, anatomical and genetic investigation of a new disease. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lecture.
  56. June, 2009. Shelah-Goraly M, Aroch I, Bruchim Y, Ofri R Ocular findings in 14 cats with anemia and/or thrombocytopenia. Preliminary findings of a prospective study. Annual ESVO & ECVO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lecture.
  57. September, 2009. Reicher S, Seroussi E, Shamir M, Ofri R, Bor A, Gootwine E. A mutation in the cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel α-subunit (CNGA3) gene is associated with cone dysfunction and congenital day blindness in Awassi sheep. Annual meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Barcelona, Spain. Poster.
    ( Note: Abstract won the award for Best Meeting Poster (out of 750 presentations)
  58. October, 2010. Murphy CJ, Hollingsworth S, Groth A, Motta M, Doval J, Kass PH, Ofri R. The effect of optical defocus on performance of field trial retrievers. Annual ACVO meeting, San Diego, CA. Lecture.
  59. October, 2010. Ofri R, Komáromy AM, Nestorowicz N, Good K. An unusual presentation of dayblindness in related Gordon setters. Annual ACVO meeting, San Diego, CA. Lecture.
  60. May, 2011. Ofri R, R Ckalifa, Bdolah-Abram T, Shore LS. The effect of neutering on tear production in dogs. Annual ECVO meeting. Berlin, Germany. Lecture.
  61. September, 2011. Sandalon S, Bar V, Peles E, Ofri R. The functional role of contactin associated protein in the mouse retina. Annual meeting of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV). Quebec City, Canada. Lecture.
  62. October, 2011. Assessing the effects of chemical restraint on the canine electroretinogram: sequential recordings in alert, sedated and anesthetized dogs. Freeman KS, Kass PH, Park SA, Nestorowicz N, Good KL, Ofri R. Annual ACVO meeting, Hilton Head, SC. Lecture.
  63. May, 2012. Ofri R, Banin E, Averbukh E, Ezra-Elia R, Honig H, Obolensky A, Rosov A, Hauswirth WW, Elisha Gootwine. Recovery of visual function following gene therapy in a sheep animal model of achromatopsia. Annual ECVO meeting. Trieste, Italy. Lecture.
  64. May, 2012. Beckwith-Cohen B, Horowitz IH, Bdolah-Abram T, Ofri R. Variances in ocular parameters of diurnal and nocturnal raptors. Annual ECVO meeting. Trieste, Italy. Lecture.
  65. May, 2013. Averbukh E,Ofri R, Gootwine E, Ezra-Elia R, Honig H, Rosov A, Yamin E, Obolensky A, Hauswirth WW, Banin E. Recovery of visual function following gene therapy in a large animal model of CNGA3 achromatopsia. Annual ARVO meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. Poster.
  66. May, 2013. Ashery-Padan R, Oren-Gilady P, Menuchin Y, Ezra-Elia R, Ofri R, Xie Q, Cvekl A. Roles of the transcription factor Sip1 in the development of the retina and lens in mammals. Annual ARVO meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. Lecture.
  67. May, 2013. Boykova A, Sandalon S, Obolensky A, Banin E, Ofri R. Retinal function and structure in the chinchilla. Annual ECVO meeting, Barcelona, Spain. Lecture..
  68. May, 2013. Ofri R, Feldman E, Bdolah-Abram T. Discrepancies in mathematical calculations performed by the Tonopen-XL. Annual ECVO meeting, Barcelona, Spain. Lecture..
  69. May 2013. Premont JE, Ofri R, Bdolah-Abram T, Grauwels M. Retinal function in horses with traumatic panuveitis and equine recurrent uveitis. Annual ECVO meeting, Barcelona, Spain. Poster..
  70. July, 2013. Gootwine E, Ofri R, Averbukh E, Honig H, Rosov A, Ezra-Elia R, Obolensky A, Yamin E, Hauswirth WW, Banin E. From animal breeding to bio-medical research: Day-blind sheep as an animal model where vision function has been gained following gene therapy. Joint annual meeting of The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) & The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), Indianapolis, IN, USA. Poster..
    Note: Abstract was among 30 papers (out of 2200 meeting abstracts) to be selected as ASAS President's Pick
  71. September, 2013. Menuchin Y, Oren-Giladi P, Xie Q, Ezra-Elia, R, Ofri R, Cvekl A, Ashery-Padan R. Investigating the roles of Sip1 in mammalian retinogenesis. ARVO ISOCB/Ocular Cell Biology Conference. Oxford, United Kingdom. Poster..
  72. November, 2013. Beckwith BC, Elad D, Bdolah-Abram T, Ofri R. Baseline tear pH measured in dogs, horses and dairy cows. Annual ACVO meeting, Puerto Rico. Poster..
  73. May, 2014. Banin E, Obolensky A, Ejzenberg A, Zelinger L, Ezra-Elia R, Rosov A, Averbukh E, Gootwine E, Ofri R, Hauswirth WW. Gene therapy in a sheep model of CNGA3 achromatopsia. Annual ARVO meeting, Orlando, FL, USA. Lecture..
  74. May, 2014. Hatzav M, Bdolah-Abram T, Ofri R. The effect of therapeutic soft contact lenses on the efficacy of tropicamide and latanaprost. Annual ECVO meeting, London, United Kingdom. Lecture..
  75. October, 2014. Doering C, Feldman E, Bdolah-Abram T, Merideth RE, Ofri R. Mathematical inaccuracies of the Tonopen-XL. Annual ACVO meeting. Fort Worth, TX. Poster..
  76. October, 2014. Ofri R, da Silva GA, Zanoni DS, Ezra-Elia R, Laufer-Amorim R, Laus JL. Retinal histopathology and morphometry in rats with induced ocular hypertension treated with sildenafil citrate. Annual ACVO meeting. Fort Worth, TX. Poster..
  77. May, 2015. Barliya T, Ofri R, Sandalon S, Livnat T, Weinberger D. Changes in retinal function and cellular remodeling following experimental retinal detachment in rabbits. Annual ARVO meeting, Denver, CO, USA. Poster..
  78. May, 2015. Ezra-Elia R, da Silva G, Zanoni D, Laufer-Amorim R, Laus J, Ofri R. Sildenafil does not prevent retinal damage in a rat model of acute ocular hypertension. Annual ARVO meeting, Denver, CO, USA. Poster..
  79. May, 2015. Lyons LA, Reilly CM, Ofri R, Maggs DJ, Gandolfi B, Alhaddad H, Grahn RA. Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis and Retinitis Pigmentosa mutations in the domestic cat. Annual ARVO meeting, Denver, CO, USA. Poster..
  80. May, 2015. Kahane N, Bdolah-Abram T, Raskansky H, Ofri R. The effects of 1% prednisolone acetate on pupil diameter and IOP in normal dogs treated with 0.005% latanoprost. Annual ECVO meeting, Helsinki, Finland. Poster..
  81. May, 2015. Kahane N, Bdolah-Abram T, Raskansky H, Ofri R. The effects of topical parasympatholytic drugs on pupil diameter and IOP in normal dogs treated with 0.005% latanoprost. Annual ECVO meeting, Helsinki, Finland. Lecture..

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