Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO, Clinical Professor


Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 3354A

Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO, Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Clinical Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology
  2. Clinical Associate Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology, 2006-2012
  3. Clinical Assistant Professor, Comparative Ophthalmology, 2001-2006
  4. Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow: Comparative Ophthalmology UW-Madison 1997-2001
  5. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 2001
  6. Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, NC State University 1993-94
  7. DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida 1989-93
  8. BS in Zoology, Duke University 1985-88


Dr. Bentley is interested in applications of high resolution ultrasound in ocular disease. Currently she has several research projects concerning glaucoma prophylaxis and ultrasound and management of ocular pain. Another area of interest in corneal wound healing, specifically non-healing erosions in dogs.


Course coordinator for the third year didactic course; continuing education for private practitioners and resident training.

Clinical Interests

Medical and surgical ophthalmology in all species with a special interest in corneal disease, glaucoma, ocular imaging and management of ocular pain.

Recent Publications

  1. Tsai S, Bentley E, Miller P, Espinheira F, Chang V, Wiese A, Almazan A, Li H, Conforti P, Lee S, Robinson M. Gender Differences in Iridocorneal Angle Morphology: A Potential Explanation for the Female Predisposition to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in Dogs. Veterinary Ophthalmology
  2. Clark JS, Bentley E*, Smith LJ. Evaluation of topical nalbuphine or oral tramadol as analgesics for corneal pain in dogs: a pilot study. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2011;14:358-364.

  3. Espinheira Gomes F, Bentley E, Lin T-L, McLellan GJ. Effects of unilateral topical administration of 0.5% tropicamide on anterior segment morphology and intraocular pressure in normal cats and cats with primary congenital glaucoma. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2011;14(Supp 1):75-83.
  4. Murphy CJ, Bentley E, Miller PE, McIntyre K, Leatherberry G, Dubielzig RRD, Giuliano E, Moore CP, Philips TE, Scagliotti R, Esson D, Gadek T, O’Neill C. The pharmacologic assessment of a novel lymphocyte function-associated antigen1 antagonist (SAR 118) for the treatment of kerato
  5. Myrna K, Bentley E,* Smith LJ. Local anesthetic retrobulbar block reduces postoperative pain following enucleation of canine eyes: a randomized, placebo controlled, double-masked clinical trial. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010;237:174-177.