Our hospital offers several ophthalmology services for your pet. Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect your pet's eyes and vision. Our veterinarians are equipped to diagnose and treat many eye conditions, however, if they feel your pet has more advanced eye disease or requires a specialist, they may recommend referral to a board-certified ophthalmologist.
Common conditions that affect pets eyes include cataracts, dry eye, cherry eye, extra eyelashes, abnormal eyelid conformation, corneal ulcers (scratches), glaucoma and retinal detachments. Some eye conditions may indicate more significant internal disease (like kidney disease or high blood pressure) so your veterinarian may recommend a thorough medical work-up for certain eye conditions.
If you are seeing your veterinarian for an eye problem, contact the staff before administering medications or ointments as these may prevent a full examination.