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DVM Siniša Grozdanić


Dr. Grozdanić obtained a veterinary degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Belgrade in 1998. After basic veterinary education, he received a doctorate in neuroscience in 2002, and in 2007 he completed clinical veterinary ophthalmology at Iowa State University (ISU). Dr. Grozdanić was an assistant professor and clinical ophthalmologist at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences of ISU (2007-2011). Since 2011, he has been working at his ophthalmological hospital in Iowa (“Animal Eye Consultants of Iowa“).

Dr. Grozdanić has published 48 papers and one chapter of a book in the field of glaucoma, neuroprotection, autoimmune retinal diseases, eye imaging, and stem cell therapy for those eye diseases that lead to vision loss. He has given more than 70 international lectures on advanced diagnostic tests and ways to treat various eye diseases.

See more about Dr. Grozdanić at ResearchGate.

Dr. Grozdanić had the exceptional honor of being the first veterinary ophthalmologist in North America to perform an artificial cornea transplant in a veterinary patient, and he developed numerous new diagnostic procedures and treatments for various eye diseases in dogs, cats, and ungulates. He is a consultant for working dogs of the Ministry of Defense and the US Secret Service. He has always been happy to help colleagues and has advised more than 80 veterinary ophthalmologists from 6 different continents in resolving complex clinical cases in veterinary ophthalmology. He constantly and selflessly participates in the process of acquiring scientific knowledge and in the process of practical training of young veterinary ophthalmologists from all parts of the world.

Dr. Grozdanić performs all complex extraocular operations on the eyelids and cornea, as well as intraocular operations – cataract surgery, glaucoma, and vitreoretinal surgery. He is particularly interested in diagnostic methods for early detection of retinal and glaucoma diseases, new medical and surgical approaches in resolving glaucoma, endoscopic eye and orbit surgery, laser therapy, advanced therapy for autoimmune eye diseases, and stem cell therapy for blind eye diseases. so that his scientific research and clinical work go in that direction. Dr. Grozdanić is an ophthalmologist-consultant of the specialist veterinary ophthalmological clinic Oculus.

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