Dr. Michele L. Edelmann attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate education. She obtained her BA in Biology summa cum laude in 2009. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated first in her class with her VMD in 2012. Her veterinary training continued with a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University (2012-2013), followed by a three-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at Cornell University (2013-2016). Dr. Edelmann became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2016.
Eye disease affects both younger and older pets. In young dogs, eyelid abnormalities, inflammatory diseases of the eye and trauma are the most common causes for referral to the ophthalmologist. In older dogs, chronic corneal ulcers, cataracts and retinal abnormalities are more often seen. Also, some systemic illnesses, even cancer, can sometimes first be detected by a thorough ophthalmic examination.
The Ophthalmology Service performs a variety of procedures, including among them:
- Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens placement (Cataract Surgery)
- Entropion Repair
- Intraocular Silicone Prosthesis
- Everted Third Eyelid Repair
- Prolapsed Gland of the Nictitating Membrane Repair (Cherry Eye Surgery)
- Medial Canthoplasty
- Conjunctival Pedicle Graft
- Corneal Conjunctival Transposition