A slit lamp biomicroscope is used to evaluate the front portion of the eye on a microscopic level. This instrument allows for the optical sectioning of the eye. The back portion of the eye is evaluated using indirect ophthalmoscopy and a series of condensing lenses.
The Eye Specialist for Animals is proud to be able to provide OFA Eye Certifcation Registry examinations to breeders of dogs. These examinations can be performed only by qualified board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists. These examinations find potential heritable eye diseases in dogs before they are passed on to future generations, helping to limit the amount of genetic eye disease in dogs, and produce healthier dogs.
Please see the OFA website for additional information.
When medicine alone is not an option for treatment, The Eye Specialist for Animals specialises in a wide range of surgical therapy such as cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, endothelial keratoplasty, eyelid correction surgery.
The Eye Specialist for Animals are equipped to perform specialized ophthalmic testing such as Schirmer tear testing, Fluorescein stain, Tonometry, Gonioscopy, Ocular ultrasound, Chromatic pupillary light tests, Electroretinography, Cytology of ocular tissues and Superficial and deep biopsy of ocular tissues.
Emergencies involving the eye happen frequently. With any trauma, your pet should be evaluated as soon as possible by a veterinarian. Not all ocular emergencies require evaluation by a veterinary ophthalmologist.