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Gil Ben-Shlomo

Gil Ben-Shlomo
Gil Ben-Shlomo

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, Dipl. ECVO

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
(515) 294-4900
2524 LVMC
Expertise / Research Area

Ophthalmology

Education

Residency in Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD), Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Selected Publications
  1. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Lambrou GN, Latour E, Dawson WW, Schwartz M, Ofri R. Pattern electroretinography in a rat model of ocular hypertension; Functional evidence for early detection of inner retinal damage. Exp Eye Res. 2005 Sep; 81(3): 340-349.
  2. Bakalash S, Ben-Shlomo G, Aloni E, Ben-Simon G, Wheeler L, Ofri R and Schwartz M. Morphological and functional neuroprotective vaccination for acute and chronic animal models of glaucoma: Prospects for eye drop vaccination. J Mol Med. 2005 Nov; 83(11):904-916.
  3. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. Development of inner retinal function, evidenced by the pattern electroretinogram, in the rat. Exp Eyes Res. 2006 Aug;83:417-423.
  4. Ben-Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Belkin M, Rosner M, Ofri, R. Functional deficits resulting from laser-induced damage in the rat retina. Lasers Surg Med. 2006 Aug;38(7)689-94.
  5. Bandah D, Swissa T, Ben-Shlomo G, Banin E, Ofri R, Sharon D. A Complex Expression Pattern of PAX6 in the Pigeon Retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Jun:48(6):2503-2509.
  6. Ben-Shlomo G, Bach M, Ofri R. Temporal and spatial frequencies in the contrast transfer function of the pattern electroretinogram. Vision Res. 2007 Jul;47(15):1992-1999
  7. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bandah D, Rosner M, Sharon D. Microarray-based gene expression analysis during retinal maturation of albino rats. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 May;246(5):693-702.
  8. Brooks DE, Plummer CE, Kallberg ME, Barrie KP, Olliver FJ, Hendrix DV, Baker A, Scotty NC, Utter ME, Blackwood SE, Nunnery CM, Ben-Shlomo G, Gelatt KN. Corneal transplantation for inflammatory keratopathies in the horse; visual outcome in 206 cases (1993-2007). Vet Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar-Apr; 11(2):123-33.
  9. Belokopytov M, Ben-Shlomo G, Rosner M, Belkin M, Dubinski G, Epstein Y, Ofri R. Functional efficacy of glatiramer acetate treatment for laser-induced retinal damage in rats. Lasers Surg Med. 2008 Mar;40(3); 196-201.

 

Selected Abstracts

 

  1. 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. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002 43: E-Abstract 2142.
  2. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bakalash S, Schwartz M. Cop-1 treatment preserves innter retinal function, evidenced by pattern electroretinography, in the rat ocular hypertension model. ECVO/ESVO annual meeting (Cambridge, England), 2003.
  3. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. Functional assessment of maturation and aging of parvo and magnocellular pathways in the rat. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004 45: E-Abstract 4304.
  4. Belkin M, Ben-Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Rosner M, Ofri R. Functional deficits following laser-induced damage in the rat retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004 45: E-Abstract 805.
  5. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. Functional assessment of maturation and aging of the rat retina. ECVO/ESVO annual meeting (Munich, Germany), 2004.
  6. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bakalash S, Schwartz M. Early Functional Deficits Detection in Rat Models of Acute and Chronically Elevated Intraocular Pressure. ACVO annual meeting (Washington, USA), 2004.
  7. Ben-Shlomo G, Belokopytov M, Belkin M, Rosner M, Epstein Y, Ofri R. Functional Assessment of the Efficacy of Cop-1 Treatment for Laser-Induced Retinal Damage in the Rat. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005-46: E-Abstract 160.
  8. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. The origin of the rat's Pattern Electroretinogram. ESVO/ECVO annual meeting (Porto, Portugal), 2005.
  9. Ben-Shlomo G, Bach M, Ofri, R. Interactions of temporal and spatial frequencies in the contrast transfer function of the Pattern Electroretinogram. ISCEV symposia (Glasgow, Scotland), 2005.
  10. Ben-Shlomo G, Bakalash S, Schwartz M, Ofri R. The origin of the rat's Pattern Electroretinogram. (Glasgow, Scotland), 2005.
  11. 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. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006 47: E-Abstract 5413.
  12. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R, Bandah D, Sharon D. A temporal microarray-based gene expression analysis of the rat retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006 47: E-Abstract 4888.
  13. Ben-Shlomo G, Ofri R. Functional ecaluation of the neuroprotective effect of glatiramer-acetat (Copaxon) on the rat inner retina during maturation and aging. ESVO/ECVO annual meeting (Genoa, Italy), 2007.
  14. Ben-Shlomo G, Plummer C, Barrie K, Brooks D. In vitro efficacy of an ophthalmic drug combination against corneal pathogens of horses. ACVO annual meeting (Boston, USA), 2008.
  15. Ben-Shlomo G, Brooks D, Barrie K, Plummer C, Samuelson D. Tonometry in the Florida manatee. ACVO annual meeting (Boston, USA), 2008.
Honors & Awards

Award for best research paper presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO)

Gesine Mohn travel grant to the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology-ARVO (by the ARVO committee), 2004

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship award for further academic study and training in Germany, 2004

Travel grant to the annual meeting of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV), 2005

Commendation by the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) for the excellence of presentation. Glasgow, 2005

Reviewer for the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Guest lecturer, Department of Optometry, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem (2007-2008).

Clinical instructor for small and large animal ophthalmology-North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC).

Memberships

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)

European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)

International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ISVO)

International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium (IEOC)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

Israel Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER)