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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Veterinary ophthalmology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in animals.

Common dog and cat ophthalmic problems include cataracts, glaucoma, corneal trauma, eyelid and third eyelid abnormalities, as well as retinal diseases. Management of these cases can include both medical and surgical options, in many cases using the same procedures developed for human patients.

 

Overview

The goals of an ophthalmologist are to improve vision and eye comfort. Dogs and cats can develop many problems with their eyes because of trauma, illness, or hereditary causes. Early evaluation by a veterinary ophthalmologist can be very important in maintaining a pet’s vision and comfort.

Our ophthalmologists use various types of advanced techniques to aid in diagnosis and treatment including electroretinograms to diagnose retinal diseases, ocular ultrasound, microscopic surgery, phacoemulsification for cataracts, laser treatment for glaucoma, and CT or MRI for diseases behind the eye.

Our ophthalmology team will treat you and your pet with compassion and care whether you are just here for a consult or having ongoing eye treatment. We are committed to providing you and your pet with personal and compassionate specialty care, and we pride ourselves in being your vet’s partner in the overall health of your pet.

Our Ophthalmology Teams

Diana Pate
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Elizabeth Schaefer
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Whitney Young
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