Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine and surgery relating to treatment of an animal’s eyes. For certain breeds, this service also involves the examination and certification of breeding dogs to verify their eyes are in good condition.
Eye examinations require specific equipment, and your veterinarian may perform some diagnostic testing during your eye consultation to determine the problem. We are able to treat a range of eye cases medically including corneal ulceration, dry eye, conjunctivitis, and glaucoma (a painful condition in which the intraocular pressure is raised. Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.
Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:
- Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases
- Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids
- Ectropion surgery to correct saggy eyelids
- Eyelid tumour removal
- Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs
- Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)
Our veterinarians can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialised procedures such as eye ultrasounds, vision testing or cataract removal.