2014 Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation Equine Ophthalmology Symposium Summary


Stresa, Italy - June 5-7
The Grand Bristol Hotel

SYMPOSIUM SUMMARY (must be logged in to view)

SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS (must be logged in to view)







We would like to thank our esteemed speakers for providing two hour presentations during the DHF Symposium.

Dr. J. Daniel Lavach, DACVO
Friday, June 6th
Title: “Equine Ophthalmology: From Textbooks to the High Desert.”
Presentation Notes: Equine Ophthalmology: From Text Book to High Desert

Biography Summary:  Dr. Lavach has a varied background in comparative ophthalmology. He had several years in general practice and emergency practice. In addition, he had academic and research experience as a faculty member of the University of Florida and Colorado State University. Dr. Lavach is a former President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. He is  an author and coauthor of textbooks, scientific publications, and general information publications for animal owners. Currently he is participating in ocular toxicology studies, general ophthalmology practice and continuing to survey captured wild horses in order to establish an ophthalmic disease database for wild horses.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ehrt
Saturday, June 7th
Presentation Title:
"What can equine ophthalmologists learn from a pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist?"

Presentation Notes (must be logged in to view these notes)

Biography: Prof. Ehrt is head of strabismology, paediatric and neuroophthalmology at the University Eye Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Muenchen, Germany. He spent a research fellowship in the field of amblyopia at McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Other research interests include strabismus surgery, retinopathy of prematurity and especially phsychohysics of mon- and binocular vision and development of new diagnostic techniques. He is member of national and international strabismological and peadiatric ophthalmological societies and has attended and organized many of their meetings.

Full Symposium Program Schedule including abstract titles and case report topics.







Grand Bristol Hotel










Attendees enjoying a break in the gardens











IEOC Board Members present at the meeting.
Left to right: Drs. Lavach, Miller Michau, Gilger, Matthews and Cutler










Symposium sponsor, Dorothy Havemeyer Foundation representative, Mr. David Schaengold, Program Chair Dr. Rachel Allbaugh and IEOC Past-President, Dr. Andrew Matthews.











Dr. Matthews receiving the IEOC President appreciation award with incoming president, Dr. Miller Michau.










Attendees enjoying one of the many interesting presentations.











Audience participation during Prof. Ehrt's presentation.











Enjoying dinner at Ristorante La Pescheria on Isola dei Pescator (Fisherman's Island).