October 2016
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Image Quiz: Nuclear Sclerosis or Cataract?

This image quiz provides 8 clinical photos of dogs and cats that challenge readers to correctly identify the specific lesion present, with a goal of demonstrating their knowledge of the ophthalmoscopic differences between nuclear sclerosis and cataracts (both immature and mature).

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Suggested Reading

Davidson MG, Nelms SR. Diseases of the lens and cataract formation. In: Gelatt KN, Gilger BC, Kern TJ, eds. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 5th ed. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell; 2013:1199-1233.

Ofri R. Lens. In: Maggs D, Miller P, Ofri R, eds. Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:272-290. 


Shelby Reinstein

DVM, DACVO Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown, Pennsylvania

Shelby Reinstein, DVM, DACVO, is chief of ophthalmology at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reinstein earned her veterinary degree from Kansas State University, followed by completing a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University. She joined the ophthalmology team at University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a fellowship and residency in ophthalmology at the university’s Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Reinstein has a passion for lecturing and continuing education, has been published in numerous journals and textbooks, and lectures at The NAVC Conference, Western Veterinary Conference, and local VMAs. She also is the ophthalmology consultant for VETgirl, a web-based continuing education company.

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