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Bianca Da Costa Martins

Assistant Professor and Service Head - Ophthalmology
Veterinary Clinical Medicine

Address and Contact Information

1008 West Hazelwood Drive
18 Small Animal Clinic
M/C 004
Urbana, IL  61802

Education

  • PhD - Veterinary Surgery (area - Ophthalmology), São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Jaboticabal - Brazil
  • MS - Veterinary Surgery (area - Ophthalmology), São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Jaboticabal - Brazil
  • DVM, São Paulo State University (UNESP) - Jaboticabal - Brazil

Professional Certifications

  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO)

Academic Positions

  • Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology - University of Florida
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher - São Paulo State University / University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Anti-collagenolytic, anti-fibrotic and anti-angiogenic properties of equine amniotic membrane
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Equine Ophthalmology

Biography

  • Dr. Bianca Martins received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from São Paulo State University (UNESP) - College of Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences (FCAV) - Jaboticabal, in her native Brazil in December 2002. She obtained her master's degree in Veterinary Surgery (area of concentration - Veterinary Ophthalmology) at UNESP-FCAV in January 2005, and received her PhD in Veterinary Surgery (area of concentration - Veterinary Ophthalmology) at UNESP-FCAV in December 2008. She then completed postdoctoral studies at a combined program at FCAV-UNESP and University of Florida. She completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Florida - College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville in 2015, before joining the faculty at the University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
  • Currently, Dr. Martins serves as a faculty clinician of the Ophthalmology Service in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at University of Illinois.
  • Dr. Martins also serves as coordinator of researches involving ocular diseases in various species of animals.

Courses Taught

  • Companion Animal Medicine I - Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology Diagnostic Techniques
  • Advanced Ophthalmology
  • Senior Ophthalmology Clinical Elective

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Padua, I.R.M., Ribeiro, A.P., Padua, P.P.M., Guimarães, P.J., Silva, M.L., Piso, D.Y.T., Martins, B.C., Aldrovani, M., Semolin, L.M.S., Camacho, A.A., Laus, J.L. Effects of timolol maleate, levobunolol and apraclonidine on intraocular pressure, pupil size, blood pressure and heart rate in beagles. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (accepted Dec/2015).
  • Souza, E.S., Kobashigawa, K.K., Padua, I.R.M., Lima, T.B., Andrade, A.L., Ribeiro, A.P., Martins, B.C., Laus, J.L. Intraocular pressure, pupil diameter and endothelial cellularity in rabbits with uveitis following treatment with 1% morphine sulfate eye drops. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (accepted Sept/2015).
  • Martins, B.C., Plummer, C.E., Gelatt, K.N., Brooks, D.E., Czerwinski, S., Monk, C., Greenberg, S.M., Mangan, B.G., Londono, L., Bolfer, L., Bandt, C., Shaer, M. Ophthalmic abnormalities secondary to periocular and ocular snakebites (pit vipers) in dogs – 11 cases (2012-2014). Veterinary Ophthalmology (accepted, e-pud April/2015).
  • Ribeiro, A.P., Crivelaro, R.M., Teixeira, P.P.M., Trujillo, D.Y., Guimarães, P.J., Vicente, W.R.R., Martins, B.C., Laus, J.L. Effects of different mydriatics on intraocular pressure, pupil diameter, and ruminal and intestinal motility in healthy sheep. Veterinary Ophthalmology, v.17, n.6, p. 397-402, 2014.
  • Piso, D.Y.T., Ribeiro, A.P., Silva, M.L., Guimaraes, P.J., Morales, A., Martins, B.C., Padua, I.M., Renzo, R., Andrade, A., Uscategui, R., Laus, J.L. Effects of antiproteolytic agents on corneal epithelial viability and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and metalloproteinase-9 activity in alkali-burned corneas of rats. Veterinary Ophthalmology, v.17, n.1, p. 23-31, 2014.
  • Nagatsuyu, C.E., Abreu, P.B., Kobashigawa, K.K., Conceição, L.F., Morales, A., Andrade, A.L., Padua, I.R.M., Martins, B.C., Laus, J.L. Non-contact specular microscopy in aphakic and psuedophakic dogs. Ciência Rural, v.44, n.4, p. 682-687, 2014.
  • Martins, B.C., Brooks, D.E., Plummer, C.E., Samuelson, D.A., Mangan, B.G., Laus, J.L. Light microscopic evaluation and scanning electron microscopic analysis of horse eyes following deep anterior lamellar keratectomy. Veterinary Ophthalmology, v.16, suppl.1, p. 42-51, 2013.
  • Kobashigawa, K.K., Martins, B.C., Massoli, M.C.B., Ishizawa, T.H., Schocken-Iturrino, R.P., Brooks, D.E., Laus, J.L. Microbiological profile of donor corneas stored for tectonic transplantation purposes in rabbits. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v. 65, n.1, p.61-66, 2013.
  • Ramirez, R.A., Martins, B.C., Moro, J.V., Belmonte, E.A., Pereira, D.A., Nunes, N. Efectos cardiorespiratorios y requerimientos de isofluorano en conejos sometidos a cirugía oftalmológica tratados con tramadol pre, intra y postoperatorio. Revista de la Faculdad de Ciencias Veterinarias, v.54, n.1, p. 3-10, 2013.
  • Martins, B.C.; Brooks, D.E. Subconjunctival drug administration in horses. Equine Veterinary Education, v.24, n.10, p. 493-495, 2012.
  • Galera, P.D., Martins, B.C., Laus, J.L., Brooks, D.E. Ceratomicose em equinos. Ciencia Rural, v.42, n.7, p. 1223-1230, 2012.
  • Lisbão, C.B.S.; Corrêa, M.A.; Ortiz, J.P.D.; Martins, B.C.; Laus, J.L. Effects of the Ottonia martiana Miq. (Piperaceae) extract on dog’s ocular surface. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v.64, n.3, p. 577-584, 2012.
  • Martins, B.C.; Ribeiro, A.P.; Ortiz, J.P.D.; Lisbão, C.B.S.; Souza, A.N.G.; Brooks, D.E.; Laus, J.L. Ultrasonographic analysis of senile cataractous lens of dogs and its correlation to phacoemulsification. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v. 63, n. 5, p. 1104-1112, 2011.
  • Ortiz, J.P.D.; Lisbão, C.B.; Brito, F.L.C.; Martins, B.C, Laus, J.L. Superficial keratectomy and 360° conjunctival flap for bullous keratopathy in a dog: a case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v. 63, p. 773-777, 2011.
  • Silva, M.L.; Martins, B.C.; Ribeiro, A.P.; Souza, A.L.G.; Laus, J.L. A- and B-mode echobiometry in senile cataractous and non cataractous eyes of English Cocker Spaniel dogs. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v. 62, p. 1080-1085, 2010.
  • Martins, B.C.; Rodrigues Jr, E.F.; Souza, A.L.G.; Almeida, D.E.; Brito, F.L.C.; Canola, J.C.; Brooks, D.E.; Laus, J.L. A and B mode ultrasonography in preoperative evaluation of lens and posterior segment of dogs eyes with cataract. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, v. 30, p. 121-126, 2010.
  • Martins, B.C.; Lima, F.S.; Laus, J.L. Simultaneous mode A and mode B echobiometry of senile cataractous eyes in dogs. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, v. 62, p. 42-46, 2010.
  • Mamede, F.V.; Martins, B.C.; Souza, A.L.G.; Brunelli, A.T.J.; Pontin, K.; Soares, E.G.; Albuquerque, S.; Laus, J.L. Intraoperative topical administration of mitomycin C, in different concentrations, on the cicatrization of mioplasties of the dorsal rectus of rabbits (Oryctolago cuniculus, LILIJEBORG, 1874). Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, v. 38, n. 1, p. 129-135, 2008.
  • Ribeiro, A.P.; Brito, F.L.C.; Martins, B.C.; Mamede, F.V.; Laus, J.L. Qualitative and quantitative tear film abnormalities in dogs. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, Brazil, v. 38, n. 2, p. 568-575, 2008.
  • Martins, B.C.; Oriá, A.P.; Souza, A.L.G.; Campos, C.F.; Almeida, D.E.; Duarte, R.A.; Soares, C.P.; Zuanon, J.A.S.; Neto, C.B., Duarte, J.M.B., Schocken-Iturrino, R.P., Laus, J.L. Ophthalmic patterns of captive brown brocket deer (Mazama gouazoubira). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Yulee, v. 38, n. 4, p. 526 – 538, 2007.
  • Ribeiro, A.P.; Martins, B.C.; Laus, J.L. Síndrome Glaucomatosa em cães- parte 2. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, Brazil, v. 37, n. 6, p.1828-1835, 2007.
  • Martins, B.C.; Vicenti, F.A.M.; LAUS, J.L. Síndrome Glaucoma em cães - Parte 1. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, v. 36, n. 6, p. 1952-1958, 2006.

Book Chapters

  • Martins, B.C., Brooks, D.E. Diseases of the canine optic nerve. In: GELATT, Kirk N., GILGER, Brian C., KERN, Thomas J. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 5th ed. 2013. Ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Martins, B.C., Ribeiro, A.P., Laus, J.L. Glaucoma. In: LAUS, José L. In: Oftalmologia Clínica e Cirúrgica em Cães e Gatos. 1st ed. 2009. Ed. Roca.
  • Laus, J.L., Brunelli, A.T.J., Oriá, A.P., Almeida, D.E., Talieri, I.C., Martins, B.C., Ribeiro, A.P. Afecções da lente (diseases of the lens). In: Oftalmologia Clínica e Cirúrgica em Cães e Gatos. 1st ed. 2009. Ed. Roca.

Book Scientific Review

  • Turner, S.M. Série Clinica Veterinária na Prática: Oftalmologia em Pequenos Animais (Sounders’ Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Ophthalmology). 1st ed. 2010. Ed. Elsevier. Scientific reviewer of the Portuguese version (Martins, B.C.; Barbosa, V.T.).

Grants

  • Evaluation of anti-angiogenic properties of equine amniotic membrane homogenate in tears of dogs with vascularized ulcerated corneas. (PI) - Companion Animal Grant Research Program - Wayne D. and Josephine H. Spangler Endowment Fund – University of Illinois (Jan 2016 – Dec 2016).
  • Anti-Proteinase effects of topical lyophilized amniotic membrane and amniotic membrane homogenate in the tear film of horses with ulcerative keratitis – in-vitro study. (Co-PI). CVM Spring Consolidated Faculty Research Development Award Grant Competition – University of Florida (2012 – 2013).
  • Corneal Reparation (Part I and Part II). (Co-PI). São Paulo Foundation for Research – FAPESP, Brazil (2011 – 2014).
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty with Descemet’s membrane baring. Experimental and clinical trial. (Co-PI). São Paulo Foundation for Research – FAPESP, Brazil (2010-2012).

 

Honors and Awards

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship - FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation (2009-2012)
  • PhD Abroad Extenship Program ("Sandwich") - Capes - Ministry of Education of Brazil (2008)
  • PhD Fellowship - Capes - Ministry of Education - Brazil (2005-2008)
  • Master of Science Fellowship - Capes - Ministry of Education - Brazil (2003-2005)
  • Tuturial Education Program (PET) - Capes - Ministry of Education - Brazil (1999-2002)

 

 

Selected Service Activities

Ad hoc reviewer

  • Veterinary Ophthalmology

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