Veterinary ophthalmology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and diseases in cats, dogs, and other animals. Eye conditions such as cataracts are fairly common in pets and may require surgery to heal, while other conditions require less intensive treatment to manage. We will work closely with you to identify the source of any eye symptoms your pet may be experiencing, and develop the best treatment plans for the long-term health of your pet’s eyes.
Most humans visit the eye doctor at least once a year. It is essential we keep our pet’s eyes healthy as well.
There are a number of eye disorders your pet may experience. Some of these conditions may occur as side effects of another disease your pet may have. For example, cataracts are most likely inherited from a concurrent condition such as diabetes.
If your pet is experiencing any of the following, you should bring them in for an examination.
Bulging around the eyes
Sensitivity to light
Loss of appetite
Rubbing or pawing at the face
Noticeable decrease in vision or suspected blindness
Depending on the diagnosis, we may recommend any of the following treatment options. Some treatments can be performed quickly, while others may require surgery.
Ultrasonic removal of cataracts
Tear duct repairs
Correction of eyelid abnormalities
Artificial eye placement