Animal Eye Clinic
is a fully equipped specialty referral hospital. Many different kinds of eye surgeries are performed, including cataract surgery, surgery for corneal ulcers and ocular trauma, eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasties), cryosurgery, and glaucoma surgeries. Our phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) unit, is computerized and allows precise delivery of ultrasonic power, aspiration, and diathermy modalities during cataract surgery. Our operating microscope allows zoom magnification and fine focus of eye structures during surgery. As you can imagine, suture material for the eye is very small— finer than a strand of human hair, and the operating microscope is essential to view both the tiny structures of the eye, and to see the suture being used by the surgeon to close a wound or incision. Our operating table can be elevated or lowered, and we use a special warm water circulating heating pad to keep our patients warm during surgery.
At Animal Eye Clinic
we have a great deal of experience on pets with a broad range of ophthalmic problems:
- Feline Uveitis
- Ocular trauma in dogs and cats
- Feline corneal sequestra
- Tumors of the eye and eyelids
- Retinal disease (degeneration and detachment)
Many pets may require sedation and/or local ophthalmic anesthetic to effectively examine the eye. If surgical procedures are required we have equipment and specialist support for anesthesia and ophthalmic surgery.
Examples of surgical procedures we perform include:
- Phacoemulsification with intraocular implants (cataract surgery)
- Electroretinography (like an EKG, but of the eye)
- Cyclocryosurgery (laser surgery for glaucoma)
- Corneal grafting for corneal ulcers
- Prolapsed gland (cherry eye)
- Nasolacrimal flush for dry eye
- Deviated globe
- Ocular tumor removal
- CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation)
At Animal Eye Clinic
we recognize that general anesthesia is major cause of concern for owners with pets undergoing surgery. We aim to provide state of the art anesthesia protocols and surgical monitoring with all procedures. We also appreciate that pets, like people and other animals, often have better surgical outcomes when attention is paid to pain relief during and after surgery. We strive to ensure that animals undergoing any surgical procedures receive adequate pain medication to keep them as comfortable as possible while they recover from surgery.