Ellison Bentley, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Bentley is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and a Clinical Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her clinical and research interests include corneal wound healing, particularly in spontaneous models of recurrent erosions. She has additional training in clinical trials, with an interest in effective management of pain in clinical patients. Other research interests are ocular imaging, with a focus on high resolution ultrasound, and glaucoma.  Dr. Bentley conducts over 1000 intravitreal injections per year in a variety of species. 

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Recent Publications


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Iridociliary cysts masquerading as neoplasia in cats: a morphologic review of 14 cases.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul 06;:

Authors: Fragola JA, Dubielzig RR, Bentley E, Teixeira LBC

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Determination of a No-Observable Effect Level for Endotoxin Following a Single Intravitreal Administration to Dutch Belted Rabbits.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Mar 01;58(3):1545-1552

Authors: Bantseev V, Miller PE, Bentley E, Schuetz C, Streit TM, Christian BJ, Farman C, Booler H, Thackaberry EA

Evaluation of potential risk factors for development of primary angle-closure glaucoma in Bouviers des Flandres.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017 Jan 01;250(1):60-67

Authors: Dubin AJ, Bentley E, Buhr KA, Miller PE


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Keratitis in six dogs after topical treatment with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors for glaucoma.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Dec 15;247(12):1419-26

Authors: Beckwith-Cohen B, Bentley E, Gasper DJ, McLellan GJ, Dubielzig RR

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Clinical Signs and Diagnosis of the Canine Primary Glaucomas.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Nov;45(6):1183-212

Authors: Miller PE, Bentley E

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Heat-shock protein expression in canine corneal wound healing.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 24;

Authors: Peterson CW, Carter RT, Bentley E, Murphy CJ, Chandler HL

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Effect of topical latanoprost 0.005% on intraocular pressure and pupil diameter in normal and glaucomatous cats.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 16;

Authors: McDonald JE, Kiland JA, Kaufman PL, Bentley E, Ellinwood NM, McLellan GJ

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Protozoal infections of the cornea and conjunctiva in dogs associated with chronic ocular surface disease and topical immunosuppression.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun 3;

Authors: Beckwith-Cohen B, Gasper DJ, Bentley E, Gittelman H, Ellis AE, Snowden KF, Shock BC, Yabsley MJ, Dubielzig RR


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Comparison of carprofen and tramadol for postoperative analgesia in dogs undergoing enucleation.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Dec 15;245(12):1375-81

Authors: Delgado C, Bentley E, Hetzel S, Smith LJ

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Outcome of iridociliary epithelial tumour biopsies in dogs: a retrospective study.

Vet Rec. 2014 Oct 15;

Authors: Beckwith-Cohen B, Bentley E, Dubielzig RR

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Evaluation of rebound tonometry in red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans).

Vet Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;17(4):261-7

Authors: Delgado C, Mans C, McLellan GJ, Bentley E, Sladky KK, Miller PE


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Long-term outcome of sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome in dogs.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Nov 15;243(10):1425-31

Authors: Stuckey JA, Pearce JW, Giuliano EA, Cohn LA, Bentley E, Rankin AJ, Gilmour MA, Lim CC, Allbaugh RA, Moore CP, Madsen RW

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Cavernous sinus syndrome in a holstein bull.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov 21;

Authors: Jacob SI, Drees R, Pinkerton ME, Bentley EM, Peek SF

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Characteristics of residency training associated with first-time pass rate on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists certifying examination.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct 17;

Authors: Hendrix DV, Bentley E, Rohrbach BW

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Comparison of ultrasonography and histologic examination for identification of ocular diseases of animals: 113 cases (2000-2010).

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Aug 1;243(3):376-88

Authors: Gallhoefer NS, Bentley E, Ruetten M, Grest P, Haessig M, Kircher PR, Dubielzig RR, Spiess BM, Pot SA

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Feline ocular tumors following ciliary body ablation with intravitreal gentamicin.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul;16 Suppl 1:188-90

Authors: Duke FD, Strong TD, Bentley E, Dubielzig RR


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Systemic Hypertension and Hypertensive Retinopathy Following PPA Overdose in a Dog.

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2012 Nov 12;

Authors: Ginn JA, Bentley E, Stepien RL

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Canine ocular tumors following ciliary body ablation with intravitreal gentamicin.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul 19;

Authors: Duke FD, Strong TD, Bentley E, Dubielzig RR


Evaluation of topical nalbuphine or oral tramadol as analgesics for corneal pain in dogs: a pilot study.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;14(6):358-64

Authors: Clark JS, Bentley E, Smith LJ

Gender differences in iridocorneal angle morphology: a potential explanation for the female predisposition to primary angle closure glaucoma in dogs.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct 17;

Authors: Tsai S, Bentley E, Miller PE, Gomes FE, Vangyi C, Wiese A, Almazan A, Li H, Conforti P, Lee SS, Robinson MR

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.

Vet Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;14 Suppl 1:75-83

Authors: Gomes FE, Bentley E, Lin TL, McLellan GJ

The pharmacologic assessment of a novel lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 antagonist (SAR 1118) for the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 May;52(6):3174-80

Authors: Murphy CJ, Bentley E, Miller PE, McIntyre K, Leatherberry G, Dubielzig R, Giuliano E, Moore CP, Phillips TE, Smith PB, Prescott E, Miller JM, Thomas P, Scagliotti R, Esson D, Gadek T, O'Neill CA

Ocular lesions associated with systemic hypertension in dogs: 65 cases (2005-2007).

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Apr 1;238(7):915-21

Authors: Leblanc NL, Stepien RL, Bentley E


Biosynthetic corneal substitute implantation in dogs.

Cornea. 2010 Aug;29(8):910-6

Authors: Bentley E, Murphy CJ, Li F, Carlsson DJ, Griffith M

Effectiveness of injection of local anesthetic into the retrobulbar space for postoperative analgesia following eye enucleation in dogs.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jul 15;237(2):174-7

Authors: Myrna KE, Bentley E, Smith LJ

Nanoscale topography-induced modulation of fundamental cell behaviors of rabbit corneal keratocytes, fibroblasts, and myofibroblasts.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Mar;51(3):1373-81

Authors: Pot SA, Liliensiek SJ, Myrna KE, Bentley E, Jester JV, Nealey PF, Murphy CJ