animal opthamology veterinarian

Some breeds are prone to certain eye conditions, and early detection and treatment can sometimes help maintain appropriate visions and avoid painful conditions. Our clinic provides a number of specialized animal ophthalmology services, diagnostics, and surgeries. 

During your pet's eye exam our doctors may use some of the following diagnostic tools:

  • Fluorescein Eye Staining - This allows us to see if there are any lesions on the surface of the eye.
  • Indirect and Direct Retinal Examination - This allows for detailed examination of the back of the eye.
  • Rebound Tonometer - This is an invaluable tool to aid with diagnosing conditions such as glaucoma.
  • Schirmer Tear Test - This allows us to diagnose inadequate tear production.
  • Slit Lamp Examination (Biomicroscopy) - This allows for detailed examination of the structures in the eye.


Depending upon your pet's diagnosis, ACAH has the capability to perform the following ophthalmology surgical procedures:

  • Conjunctival scrapes and biopsies
  • Cryosurgery for Distichiasis
  • Enucleation
  • Eyelid mass removal
  • Eyelid wedge resections
  • Medial Canthoplasty for macropalpebral fissure syndrome
  • Nasolacrimal duct flushing
  • Non-healing indolent "boxer" ulcer repair
  • Third eyelid replacement
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