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Veterinary Health Center

Ophthalmology Service

Information for Owners

When should your pet see us?

The following are indications to consult with your regular veterinarian or with us.

  • Sudden change in the appearance of the eye/s
  • Loss, or impairment, of vision
  • Excessive discharge from the eye/s
  • Painful eye/s including squinting or rubbing
Diseases that may be referred to us by your veterinarian
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe or chronic inflammation of the eyes
  • Non-healing corneal ulcers
  • Disease in the orbit
  • Deep or severely infected ulcers
  • Disease of the retina
  • Severe eye trauma
  • Tumors in and around the eye

For more information about these diseases, visit the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

Our examinations are initiated by one of our senior veterinary students. One of our board certified ophthalmologist or the resident then examine the animal to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment options.

Procedures that may be carried out during an eye exam
  • Pupillary light responses
  • Schirmer tear tests
  • Fluorescein staining
  • Tonometry
  • Indirect/Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  • Gonioscopy