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Dr. Ron Ofri


11/01/2018 03:51:39
  Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of
Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his
graduation he traveled to the University of Florida, where he spent the
next 4 years undergoing clinical training in veterinary ophthalmology
and obtaining his Ph.D. During this time Ron developed an interest in
the physiology of vision, focusing on retinal electrophysiology and
animal models of retinal diseases. Upon his graduation Ron returned to
Israel and joined the faculty of his alma mater, where he is currently a
Professor in veterinary ophthalmology and winner of numerous Teacher of
the Year awards. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ron expanded
his research interests to include comparative visual physiology in
wildlife species, and gene therapy of retinal diseases, and to date has
published more than 90 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular
international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 30
countries and 6 continents, lecturing in continuing education seminars,
national meetings and world congresses for general practitioners,
including BSAVA, SEVC, WSAVA, WVC and NAVC. He also lectures frequently
in advanced training courses for veterinary ophthalmologists, including
lectureship at the Basic Science Course of the American College of
Veterinary Ophthalmologists (where he has been speaking since 2002) and
numerous other forums. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt's
classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th and 5th editions) as
well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter's Fundamentals of
Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th, 5th and 6th editions). Ron is a Diplomate
of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former
ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of
the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
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