Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Ophthalmology

Màrian is Lecturer and Head of the Ophthalmology Service at the RVC. She devotes her time to clinical duties as well as research and teaching under and postgraduate students. 

Màrian graduated from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After graduating she completed a rotating internship at the same university. She then moved to the UK in Newmarket and did an ophthalmology internship followed by an ECVO approved residency at the Animal Health Trust (AHT). She spend one year as clinician a the AHT before she moved to the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Màrian is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and an RCVS Specialist in Ophthalmology. After completing in 2014 a postgraduate certificate in veterinary education, Màrian became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is focused on corneal and uveitis research. She is also interested in corneal diseases in dogs, cats and horses. 

Màrian is currently leading the Ophthalmology Service at the RVC. 

- Tetas Pont R, Matas Riera M, Newton R, Donaldson D: Corneal and anterior segment foreign body trauma in dogs: a review of 218 cases. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2015:n/a-n/a.            

- Sanchez RF, Dawson C, Matas Riera M, Escanilla N: Preliminary results of a prospective study of inter- and intra-user variability of the Royal Veterinary College corneal clarity score (RVC-CCS) for use in veterinary practice. Vet Ophthalmol 2015.

- Matas Riera M, Donaldson D, Priestnall SL: Descemet's membrane detachment in horses; case series and literature review. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2015, 18(5):357-363.

- Dawson C, Naranjo C, Sanchez-Maldonado B, Fricker GV, Linn-Pearl RN, Escanilla N, Kafarnik C, Gould DJ, Sanchez RF, Matas-Riera M: Immediate effects of diamond burr debridement in patients with spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects, light and electron microscopic evaluation. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2015.

- Donaldson D, Matas Riera M, Holloway A, Beltran E, Barnett KC: Contralateral optic neuropathy and retinopathy associated with visual and afferent pupillomotor dysfunction following enucleation in six cats. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2014, 17(5):373-384.

- Matas M, Donaldson D, Newton NJ. Intracorneal hemorrhage in 19 dogs (22 eyes) from 2000 to 2010: a retrospective study. Veterinary Ophthalmology 15(2),86-91.

- Matas M, Wise I, Masters NJ, Stewart J, Holloway A, Donaldson D, Hartley C. Case report: Unilateral eyelid lesion and ophthalmologic findings in an aardvark (Orycteropus afer): case report and literature review. Veterinary ophthalmology 13 (s1), 116-122


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