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Michael Davidson, DVM, Dipl. ACVO

Professor, Ophthalmology

Contact:

mgdavids@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6531

Dr. Davidson is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and completed his undergraduate studies and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984. His residency training in comparative ophthalmology was performed here at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davidson became board certified in ophthalmology and joined the faculty at NC State in 1987. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on topics including intraocular and laser surgery techniques in animals, optics, infectious diseases such as toxooplasmosis which afflict the eye, and growth factors relevant to lens metabolism and cataracts. Mike is married and has a young daughter named Alsey. He is an avid basketball and baseball fan. He enjoys reading and playing soccer.

Affiliations
President, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 2001-2002
Faculty Member at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984-current
Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1984-1987
Certifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1984
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, 1987


Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
Intraocular and laser surgery techniques in animals; optics; infectious diseases such as toxoplasmosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever which afflict the eye; cataracts, posterior capsular opacification; and growth factors relevant to lens metabolism and cataracts.

  • Effect of surgical technique on in vitro posterior capsular opacification.Davidson MG, Morgan DK, McGahan MC. | Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2001: 26: 1550-1554.
  • Histologic and immunohistochemical characterization of lens capsular plaques in dogs with cataracts.Colitz CMH, Malarkey D, Dykstra MJ, McGahan MC, Davidson MG. | American Journal of Veterinary Research 2000: 61: 139-143.
  • Ocular and periocular manifestations of systemic leishmaniasis in dogs.Pena Gimenez MT, Roura Lopez X, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2000: 3: 35-41
  • Ocular lesions associated with systemic hypertension in cats: 69 cases (1985-1998).Maggio F, Pizzirani S, DeFrancesco T, Atkins CE, Gilger BC, Davidson MG. | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2000, 217: 695-702
  • Canine in vivo lens sac explants.Davidson MG. Wormstone IM, Morgan DK, Malakof RL, Allen JB, McGahan MC. | Graefe's Experimental and Clinical Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000: 238: 708-714.
  • A retrospective-cohort study on the development of cataracts in dogs with diabetes mellitus: 200 cases.Beam S, Correa MT, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 169-172.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of lens epithelial-derived membranes following cataract extraction in the dog.Gerardi JG, Colitz CMH, Dubielzig, RR, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 163-168.
  • Keratometry, ultrasonic biometry and prediction of intraocular lens power in the feline eye.Gilger BC, Davidson MG, Howard P. | American Journal of Veterinary Research 1998;59: 131-134.
  • Transferrin in after-cataract and as a survival factor for the lens epithelium.Davidson MG, Harned J, Grimes A, Duncan GT, Wormstone IM, McGahan MC. | Experimental Eye Research 1998; 66:207-215.
  • Retinal degeneration associated with vitamin E deficiency in hunting dogs.Davidson MG, Geoly FC, McLellan GC, Gilger BC, Whitley W. | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1998; 213:645-651.
  • Feline ocular toxoplasmosis invited state of the art review.Davidson MG, English RV. | Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1998; 1: 71-80.
  • Clinical retinoscopy for the veterinary ophthalmologists. Invited state-of-the-art review.Davidson MG. | Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology 1997; 7:128-137.
  • Towards a better canine intraocular lens.(invited editorial).Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2001:04:01
  • Towards a better canine intraocular lens.(invited editorial).Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2001:04:01
  • Effect of surgical technique on in vitro posterior capsular opacification.Davidson MG, Morgan DK, McGahan MC. | Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2001: 26: 1550-1554.
  • Histologic and immunohistochemical characterization of lens capsular plaques in dogs with cataracts.Colitz CMH, Malarkey D, Dykstra MJ, McGahan MC, Davidson MG. | American Journal of Veterinary Research 2000: 61: 139-143.
  • Ocular and periocular manifestations of systemic leishmaniasis in dogs.Pena Gimenez MT, Roura Lopez X, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2000: 3: 35-41
  • Ocular lesions associated with systemic hypertension in cats: 69 cases (1985-1998).Maggio F, Pizzirani S, DeFrancesco T, Atkins CE, Gilger BC, Davidson MG. | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2000, 217: 695-702
  • Canine in vivo lens sac explants.Davidson MG. Wormstone IM, Morgan DK, Malakof RL, Allen JB, McGahan MC. | Graefe's Experimental and Clinical Archives of Ophthalmology. 2000: 238: 708-714.
  • A retrospective-cohort study on the development of cataracts in dogs with diabetes mellitus: 200 cases.Beam S, Correa MT, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 169-172.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of lens epithelial-derived membranes following cataract extraction in the dog.Gerardi JG, Colitz CMH, Dubielzig, RR, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 163-168.