Michael H. Brown

DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVO


Board Certification
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Education & Postgraduate Training
DVM – Kansas State University
Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery – Animal Medical Center, NY
Residency Training, Comparative Ophthalmology – Kansas State University
MS – Kansas State University

Joined OAH in 2007

Professional Interests: Corneal disease, retinal disease, ocular nutrition and antioxidant therapy, diagnostic imaging techniques, pharmaceuticals, ocular toxicology and information technology in veterinary medicine.

Professional Affiliations
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology
American Veterinary Medical Association
Metropolitan New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association
Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association

From Dr. Brown: “Dottie” was a 14 year old diabetic Dalmatian with Cushing’s disease, a heart murmur, cervical disc disease and arthritis. Dottie developed cataracts secondary to her diabetes. The owner’s health was failing and his last wish was that his dog could see again. I met the owner’s sister after the owner had passed. She reiterated that her brother wanted to give his beloved “Dottie” the gift of vision and that she was going to go ahead with surgery despite risks to honor her brother’s final wishes. “Dottie’s” underlying health conditions (neck and heart condition) made her surgery particularly risky and I was concerned about her ability to survive this surgery and do well. Fortunately, I successfully removed “Dottie’s” cataracts and placed new foldable intraocular lenses in her eyes to correct her vision. “Dottie” regained excellent sight for the last two years of her life. My experience with “Dottie” was the most professionally satisfying case of my career and demonstrated the incredible power of the human-animal bond.

1. Brown MH, Desrochers A, Davidson HJ, Anderson NV. Bilateral Entropion in a Gelbvieh Bull. Agri-Pract 1995;16(2):8-12.

2. Brown MH, Davidson HJ, Brightman AH, Galland JG. The Phenol Red Thread Tear Test in Dogs. Vet Comp Ophthalmol, 1997;6(4):274-277.

3. Brown MH, Fenwick BW, Rider MA, Brightman AH. Identification of Lactoferrin in Bovine Tears. Am J Vet Res 1996;57(9)1369-1372.

4. Brown MH, Brightman AB, Fenwick BW, Moore BR. Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis – A Review. J Vet Int Med, 1998;12(4) 259-266.

5. Brown MH, Brightman AH, Fenwick BF, Rider MA. Identification of lactoferrin in bovine tears. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci Abstract Book 1996;37(2):S849

6. Brown MH, Brightman AH, Butine MD, Moore TL. The Phenol Red Thread Tear Test in Healthy Cats. Vet Compar Ophthalmol, 1997;7(4):249-252.

7. Brown, MH. Veterinary Ophthalmic Diagnostics- The Complete Eye Exam. In: Cardiopet Educator, February 1998.

8. Brown, MH. How To Refer: Lens Conditions. NAVC Clinician’s Brief, 2006;4(9): 23-24.

9. Brown, MH. Diagnostic Imagery: The Red Eye NAVC Clinician’s Brief, 2007; 5(8): 14-18.

10. Eaton JS. Hollingsworth SR, Holmberg BJ, Brown MH, Smith PJ, and Maggs DJ. Effects of topically applied serum on healing rate of spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects in dogs. 39th Annual Meeting of the ACVO, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2008.

11. Dougherty M, Baker JF, Brown M and Learn D.B. Preclinical Phototoxicity Assays: Internal Validation Using Known Human Phototoxins. CRL Preclinical Services, Pennsylvania, Pathology Associates, Maryland, The Animal Eye Center of New Jersey, Poster Presentation at American College of Toxicology, San Antonio, TX, November 2013.

12. Evan A. Thackaberry Cynthia Farman, Vladimir Bantseev, Chris Schuetz, Julia F. Baker, Michael H. Brown, and Doug B. Learn. Intravitreal administration of known phototoxicants in the rabbit fails to produce phototoxicity: implications for phototoxicity testing of intravitreally administered small molecule therapeutics. Department of Safety Assessment, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA, USA, Charles River Pathology Associates, Frederick, MD, USA, The Animal Eye Center of New Jersey, Little Falls, NJ, USA, and Charles River Laboratories, Horsham, PA, USA. Accepted for publication 2014 Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.’

13. Eaton, Seth, J., Hollingsworth, Stephen R, Holmberg, Bradford J., Brown, Michael H., Smith, Patricia J., Maggs, David J.Effect of topically applied serum on reepithelialization rate of superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2017; May 1;250(9): 1014-1022. doi: 10.2460/javma.250.9.1014.

14. Gilger BC, Cook CS, Brown MH, Editors. Standards in Ocular Toxicology and Inflammation, Springer Nature SPi Global Pub, 2018, Eds Gilger, Brian C, Cook, Cynthia, Brown, Michael, ISBN 978-3-319-78364- 2.