Caryn E Plummer

Caryn E Plummer,

Professor

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4406
Business Email: plummerc@ufl.edu

About Caryn E Plummer

Dr. Caryn Plummer, a native Floridian, graduated with a biology degree from Yale University in 1997. She is a 2002 honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Florida. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (2006).

After completing specialty training, Dr. Plummer joined the faculty at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor in 2006. She is currently a tenured associate professor at the UF. Her research interests include corneal wound healing and glaucoma. She has lectured extensively both in the USA and abroad on many topics associated with clinical veterinary ophthalmology and animal models of ophthalmic disease, especially glaucoma. She is is a contributing author to the Gelatt’s classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (4rd, 5th and 6th editions) and an associate editor for the upcoming 6th edition. She is also a charter member of and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium.

Accomplishments

Best Clinical Poster Presentation, ACVO Annual Meeting
2005 · University of Florida
Beatriz Luz Scholarship, Excellence in Internal Medicine
2002 · University of Florida
Mark Bloomberg Scholarship, Overall Excellence for Veterinary Graduate, Pursuing Further Training in an Internship Program
2002 · University of Florida
Merck Manual Award, Top Ten Percent of Veterinary Class
2002 · Merck
Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society
2001-Current · University of Florida
National Science Scholar
1994-1997 · National Science Foundation

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Research Profile

Research Interests

– Pharmacology and ocular drug delivery and penetration

– Equine corneal disease

– Primary open angle glaucoma in the dog

– New surgical techniques for equine corneal disease, corneal wound healing, canine & equine glaucoma, canine eyelid/facial reconstruction, prolapsed nictitating glands

Publications

2021
A new, minimally invasive procedure for dogs with encapsulated Ahmed drainage implants and elevated intraocular pressures: A case series.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 24 Suppl 1:199-206 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12834. [PMID] 33196139.
2021
Impact of Ambient Temperature Sample Storage on the Equine Fecal Microbiota.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030819. [PMID] 33803934.
2021
Prophylactic anti-glaucoma therapy in dogs with primary glaucoma: A practitioner survey of current medical protocols.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 24 Suppl 1:96-108 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12820. [PMID] 32920915.
2021
Retrobulbar embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes in a golden retriever dog.
Clinical case reports. 9(2):660-668 [DOI] 10.1002/ccr3.3602. [PMID] 33598221.
2021
Retrospective analysis of ocular disease in a population of captive pteropodid bats, 2003-2020.
Veterinary ophthalmology. [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12879. [PMID] 33682341.
2021
The Fecal Bacterial Microbiota in Horses with Equine Recurrent Uveitis.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030745. [PMID] 33803123.
2020
Development and assessment of a novel ex vivo corneal culture technique involving an agarose-based dome scaffold for use as a model of in vivo corneal wound healing in dogs and rabbits.
American journal of veterinary research. 81(1):47-57 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.81.1.47. [PMID] 31887084.
2020
Ophthalmic examination, biometry, and histologic findings in captive inland bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 23(4):696-706 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12779. [PMID] 32459050.
2020
Plasma l-indospicine and 3-nitropropionic acid in ponies fed creeping indigo: Comparison with results from an episode of presumptive creeping indigo toxicosis.
Equine veterinary journal. [DOI] 10.1111/evj.13415. [PMID] 33369767.
2019
Comparison of 3 corneal cytology collection methods for evaluating equine ulcerative keratitis: Cytobrush, kimura platinum spatula, and handle edge of scalpel blade.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 22(2):153-160 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12574. [PMID] 29687947.
2019
Equine ulcerative keratitis with furrow: A review of the outcomes of 72 cases from 1987 to 2015.
Equine veterinary journal. 51(6):749-755 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.13101. [PMID] 30883892.
2019
Fluoroscopically guided neocanalization for treatment of nasolacrimal atresia in two horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 22(4):538-544 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12653. [PMID] 30767380.
2019
In vitro and ex vivo implantation of cystine crystals and treatment by contact lens
Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 562:229-236 [DOI] 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.11.031.
2019
The future of canine glaucoma therapy.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 22(5):726-740 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12678. [PMID] 31106969.
2018
Amniotic membrane transplantation for ligneous conjunctivitis in a doberman.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 21(6):652-660 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12559. [PMID] 29482261.
2018
Assessment of Topical Therapies for Improving the Optical Clarity Following Stromal Wounding in a Novel Ex Vivo Canine Cornea Model.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 59(13):5509-5521 [DOI] 10.1167/iovs.17-23085. [PMID] 30658034.
2018
The presence of minocycline in the tear film of normal horses following oral administration and its anticollagenase activity.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 21(1):58-65 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12479. [PMID] 28598549.
2018
What Is Your Diagnosis? Eyelid mass in a dog.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 47(1):157-159 [DOI] 10.1111/vcp.12552. [PMID] 29319898.
2017
Clinical behavior of intraocular teratoid medulloepithelioma in two-related Quarter Horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 20(6):551-559 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12409. [PMID] 27440405.
2017
Corneal Response to Injury and Infection in the Horse.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 33(3):439-463 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cveq.2017.07.002. [PMID] 28985985.
2017
Development and Assessment of a Novel Canine Ex Vivo Corneal Model.
Current eye research. 42(6):813-821 [DOI] 10.1080/02713683.2016.1262428. [PMID] 28128981.
2017
Measurement of intraocular pressure in healthy anesthetized horses during hoisting.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 44(3):502-508 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2016.10.001. [PMID] 28539183.
2016
A retrospective analysis of environmental risk factors for the diagnosis of deep stromal abscess in 390 horses in North Central Florida from 1991 to 2013.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(4):291-6 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12297. [PMID] 26215543.
2016
Bilateral microphthalmos with cyst in a neonatal foal.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(4):332-339 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12299. [PMID] 26215738.
2016
Influence of Age on Ocular Biomechanical Properties in a Canine Glaucoma Model with ADAMTS10 Mutation.
PloS one. 11(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0156466. [PMID] 27271467.
2016
Ophthalmic abnormalities secondary to periocular or ocular snakebite (pit vipers) in dogs–11 cases (2012-2014).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 19(2):149-60 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12276. [PMID] 25912317.
2015
Dual drug delivery from vitamin E loaded contact lenses for glaucoma therapy.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V. 94:312-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejpb.2015.06.001. [PMID] 26071799.
2015
Dynamic exophthalmos and lateral strabismus in a dog caused by masticatory muscle myositis.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 18(6):515-20 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12260. [PMID] 25728848.
2015
Effects of premedication with sustained-release buprenorphine hydrochloride and anesthetic induction with ketamine hydrochloride or propofol in combination with diazepam on intraocular pressure in healthy sheep.
American journal of veterinary research. 76(9):771-9 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.76.9.771. [PMID] 26309105.
2015
The effect of topical ophthalmic 1% atropine on heart rate and rhythm in normal dogs.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 18(2):105-8 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12125. [PMID] 24279866.
2014
Equine deep stromal abscesses (51 cases – 2004-2009)–Part 1: the clinical aspects with attention to the duration of the corneal disease, treatment history, clinical appearance, and microbiology results.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 17 Suppl 1:6-13 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12103. [PMID] 24131726.
2014
Equine deep stromal abscesses (51 cases – 2004-2009)–Part 2: the histopathology and immunohistochemical aspect with attention to the histopathologic diagnosis, vascular response, and infectious agents.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 17 Suppl 1:14-22 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12102. [PMID] 24131662.
2014
Equine Orbital Fat Prolapse
Equine Veterinary Education. 26(11):574-576 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12251.
2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Manifested as Optic Neuropathy in the Horse: a Commentary and Clinical Case
Equine Veterinary Education. 26(10):527-531 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12214.
2014
Visual outcomes of phacoemulsification cataract surgery in horses: 1990-2013.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 17 Suppl 1:117-28 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12168. [PMID] 24774226.
2013
A novel gammaherpesvirus in a large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) with blepharitis.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 25(3):433-7 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638713486645. [PMID] 23628640.
2013
Corneal stromal abscessation in two horses treated with intracorneal and subconjunctival injection of 1% voriconazole solution.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16(6):451-8 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12014. [PMID] 23228013.
2013
Equine Corneal Stromal Abscesses: An Evolution in the Understanding of Pathogenesis and Treatment During the Past 30 Years
Equine Veterinary Education. 25(6):315-323 [DOI] 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2012.00440.x.
2013
Equine subepithelial keratomycosis.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16(2):93-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01031.x. [PMID] 22583748.
2013
Extraocular lymphoma in the horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16(1):35-42 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01016.x. [PMID] 22500697.
2013
Glaucoma therapy by extended release of timolol from nanoparticle loaded silicone-hydrogel contact lenses.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 165(1):82-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jconrel.2012.10.010. [PMID] 23123188.
2013
Kinetics of anti-Neospora antibodies during the period of two consecutive pregnancies in chronically infected dairy cows.
Acta parasitologica. 58(4):463-7 [DOI] 10.2478/s11686-013-0174-2. [PMID] 24338306.
2013
Light microscopic evaluation and scanning electron microscopic analysis of horse eyes following deep anterior lamellar keratectomy.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16 Suppl 1:42-51 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01071.x. [PMID] 23067333.
2013
Modified Kuhnt-Szymanowski surgical procedure for secondary cicatricial ectropion in a horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 16(4):276-81 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01061.x. [PMID] 22958337.
2013
Screening ADAMTS10 in dog populations supports Gly661Arg as the glaucoma-causing variant in beagles.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 54(3):1881-6 [DOI] 10.1167/iovs.12-10796. [PMID] 23422823.
2012
An ex vivo model for suture-less amniotic membrane transplantation with a chemically defined bioadhesive.
Current eye research. 37(5):372-80 [DOI] 10.3109/02713683.2012.663853. [PMID] 22458783.
2012
Characterization of the normal dark adaptation curve of the horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15(1):42-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00923.x. [PMID] 22051221.
2012
Dose response for travoprost® in the glaucomatous beagle.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15 Suppl 1:31-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00934.x. [PMID] 22050687.
2012
Drug delivery by contact lens in spontaneously glaucomatous dogs.
Current eye research. 37(3):204-11 [DOI] 10.3109/02713683.2011.630154. [PMID] 22335807.
2012
Extended drug delivery by contact lenses for glaucoma therapy.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 162(1):152-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jconrel.2012.06.017. [PMID] 22721817.
2012
IOP change undergoing anesthesia in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) with laser-induced ocular hypertension.
The Journal of veterinary medical science. 74(10):1359-61 [PMID] 22673087.
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2012
Third eyelid dermoid in a horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 15(5):351-4 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.00994.x. [PMID] 22348259.
2012
Visual outcome after corneal transplantation for corneal perforation and iris prolapse in 37 horses: 1998-2010.
Equine veterinary journal. Supplement. (43):115-9 [PMID] 23447890.
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2011
A survey of ocular abnormalities in miniature horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 14(4):239-43 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2010.00868.x. [PMID] 21733064.
2011
The Use of Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Ocular Surface Reconstruction: a Review and Series of 58 Equine Clinical Cases (2002-2008) (Vol 12, Pg 17, 2009)
Veterinary ophthalmology. 14(2):142-142 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00888.x.
2011
Unilateral orbital lacrimal gland abscess in a horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 14(1):55-60 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2010.00842.x. [PMID] 21199280.
2011
Uveodermatologic syndrome in a rat terrier.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 47(4):e56-63 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5526. [PMID] 21730094.
2010
Bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice. 26(3):511-29 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cvfa.2010.08.003. [PMID] 21056799.
2010
Curvularia keratomycosis in a dog.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 13(2):126-30 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2010.00766.x. [PMID] 20447033.
2010
Ocular parameters in a captive colony of fruit bats.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 13 Suppl:72-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2010.00816.x. [PMID] 20840093.
2009
Anaerobic Keratitis
Equine Veterinary Education. 21:575-576 [DOI] 10.2746/095777309X471939.
2009
Fungal keratitis in a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(3):579-82 [PMID] 19746878.
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2009
Iris abscesses with and without intralenticular fungal invasion in the horse.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 12(5):306-12 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2009.00718.x. [PMID] 19751491.
2009
Ocular Manifestations of Endocrine Diseases
Tieraerztliche Praxis Ausgabe Kleintiere Heimtiere. 37:355-364
2009
The use of amniotic membrane transplantation for ocular surface reconstruction: a review and series of 58 equine clinical cases (2002-2008).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 12 Suppl 1:17-24 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2009.00741.x. [PMID] 19891647.
2008
Corneal transplantation for inflammatory keratopathies in the horse: visual outcome in 206 cases (1993-2007).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11(2):123-33 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00611.x. [PMID] 18302577.
2008
Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty in 10 horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11 Suppl 1:35-43 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00654.x. [PMID] 19046268.
2008
Doxycycline levels in preocular tear film of horses following oral administration.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11(6):381-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00662.x. [PMID] 19046279.
2008
Intranictitans tacking for replacement of prolapsed gland of the third eyelid in dogs.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11(4):228-33 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00630.x. [PMID] 18638348.
2008
Myocilin protein levels in the aqueous humor of the glaucomas in selected canine breeds.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11(4):234-41 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00631.x. [PMID] 18638349.
2008
Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration
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2008
Use of a biosynthetic material to repair the surgical defect following excision of an epibulbar melanoma in a cat.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 11(4):250-4 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2008.00633.x. [PMID] 18638351.
2007
Combined keratectomy, strontium-90 irradiation and permanent bulbar conjunctival grafts for corneolimbal squamous cell carcinomas in horses (1990-2002): 38 horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 10(1):37-42 [PMID] 17204126.
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2007
Ocular manifestations of endocrine disease.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 29(12):733-43 [PMID] 18225637.
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2007
Proteinases of the cornea and preocular tear film.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 10(4):199-206 [PMID] 17565550.
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2006
Amniotic membrane transplantation for corneal surface reconstruction after excision of corneolimbal squamous cell carcinomas in nine horses.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 9(6):404-13 [PMID] 17076873.
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2006
Comparison of the effects of topical administration of a fixed combination of dorzolamide-timolol to monotherapy with timolol or dorzolamide on IOP, pupil size, and heart rate in glaucomatous dogs.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 9(4):245-9 [PMID] 16771760.
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2006
Evaluation of clinical characteristics and bacterial isolates in dogs with bacterial keratitis: 97 cases (1993-2003).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(1):80-5 [PMID] 16426172.
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2006
Pars plana vitrectomy for the treatment of ophthalmomyiasis interna posterior in a dog.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 9(4):259-64 [PMID] 16771763.
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2006
Suspected ivermectin toxicosis in a miniature mule foal causing blindness.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 9(1):29-32 [PMID] 16409242.
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2003
Assessment of corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, optical corneal diameter, and axial globe dimensions in Miniature Horses.
American journal of veterinary research. 64(6):661-5 [PMID] 12828248.
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2003
Detection of anti-lens crystallin antibody in dogs with and without cataracts.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 6(4):321-7 [PMID] 14641830.
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2001
Schwalbe line’s cell in the normal and glaucomatous dog.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 4(1):47-53 [PMID] 11397319.
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Grants

Mar 2019 – Feb 2020
Investigation of the fecal bacteria mifrobiota and its functional potential in horses with equine recurrent uveitis
Role: Other
Funding: AMER COL OF VET OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Nov 2017 – Dec 2018
EVALUATION OF TOPICALLY APPLIED CROSS-LINKED HYALUYRONIC ACID (Remend?) ON CLINICALLY HEALTHY DOGS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BAYER HEALTHCARE
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Mitigation of Equine Recurrent Uveitis through Topical Application of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling Mimetic Peptide-Pilot
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: HHMD LLC
May 2014 – Jun 2017
Influence of Topically Administered Atropine on Gastrointestinal Motility in Healthy Horses
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Feb 2014 – Jul 2018
Equine Aqueous Humor Collection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BERNICE BARBOUR FOU

Education

Diplomate
2006 · American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology
2004-2006 · University of Florida
Internship/Instructorship, Veterinary Medicine
2002-2003 · Michigan State University
DVM
1998-2002 · University of Florida
BA
1994-1997 · Yale University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2012-2013,2015-2020
VEM5242 Small Anim Ophthalmol
2015-2020
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2014-2020
VEM5110 Animal Systems 1
2020
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1
2010-2021
VEM5877 Senior Clk Opthalmol
2014-2020
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2007-2021
VEM5243 Equine Ophthalmology
2012,2018-2021
VEM5355 Ruminant Medicine
2020-2021
VEM5289 Lg An Clin Pharmacol
2011-2018,2020-2021
VEM5241 Vet Ophthalmology
2013,2015-2016
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 294-4406
Emails:
Business:
plummerc@ufl.edu

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