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Michael Davidson

North Carolina State University
United States of America

Michael Davidson


Dr. Davidson is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and completed his undergraduate studies and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984. His residency training in comparative ophthalmology was performed here at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davidson became board certified in ophthalmology and joined the faculty at NC State in 1987. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on topics including intraocular and laser surgery techniques in animals, optics, infectious diseases such as toxooplasmosis which afflict the eye, and growth factors relevant to lens metabolism and cataracts. Mike is married and has a young daughter named Alsey. He is an avid basketball and baseball fan. He enjoys reading and playing soccer.

Research Interest

Intraocular and laser surgery techniques in animals; optics; infectious diseases such as toxoplasmosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever which afflict the eye; cataracts, posterior capsular opacification; and growth factors relevant to lens metabolism and cataracts.


  • Feline ocular toxoplasmosis invited state of the art review.Davidson MG, English RV. | Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1998; 1: 71-80.

  • Retinal degeneration associated with vitamin E deficiency in hunting dogs.Davidson MG, Geoly FC, McLellan GC, Gilger BC, Whitley W. | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1998; 213:645-651.

  • Transferrin in after-cataract and as a survival factor for the lens epithelium.Davidson MG, Harned J, Grimes A, Duncan GT, Wormstone IM, McGahan MC. | Experimental Eye Research 1998; 66:207-215.

  • Keratometry, ultrasonic biometry and prediction of intraocular lens power in the feline eye.Gilger BC, Davidson MG, Howard P. | American Journal of Veterinary Research 1998;59: 131-134.

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of lens epithelial-derived membranes following cataract extraction in the dog.Gerardi JG, Colitz CMH, Dubielzig, RR, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 163-168.

  • A retrospective-cohort study on the development of cataracts in dogs with diabetes mellitus: 200 cases.Beam S, Correa MT, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 1999: 2: 169-172.

  • Ocular lesions associated with systemic hypertension in cats: 69 cases (1985-1998).Maggio F, Pizzirani S, DeFrancesco T, Atkins CE, Gilger BC, Davidson MG. | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2000, 217: 695-702

  • Ocular and periocular manifestations of systemic leishmaniasis in dogs.Pena Gimenez MT, Roura Lopez X, Davidson MG. | Journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2000: 3: 35-41

  • Histologic and immunohistochemical characterization of lens capsular plaques in dogs with cataracts.Colitz CMH, Malarkey D, Dykstra MJ, McGahan MC, Davidson MG. | American Journal of Veterinary Research 2000: 61: 139-143.

  • Effect of surgical technique on in vitro posterior capsular opacification.Davidson MG, Morgan DK, McGahan MC. | Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2001: 26: 1550-1554.

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