It is important that any eye injury is treated as soon as possible

Ophthalmic (Eye)

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eyeball). Our veterinarians may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow color under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eyeball). Many conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery

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Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eyeball for severe glaucoma or cancer cases
  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids
  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids
  • Eyelid tumour removal
  • Cherryeye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs
  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eyes surface)

 

Our veterinarians can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialized procedures such as eyeball ultrasound, vision testing or cataract removal.

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