A thorough eye examination will be performed using various instruments. A slit lamp biomicroscope is a microscope used to view the front portion of the eye. Indirect ophthalmoscopy is a technique used to view the back portion of eye including the retina. Basic non-invasive diagnostics will be performed at each consultation as necessary to obtain baseline values and assess response to therapy. These include the Schirmer Tear Test (STT), intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement, fluorescein dye test and chromatic light testing. Pupillary dilation is usually not necessary. Afterwards, a detailed explanation of your pet’s condition and options for treatment will be provided.
We will also review the general anatomy and physiology of the eye during the initial evaluation so that you may more thoroughly understand the condition of your pet’s eye and the reason for any recommended treatments.
We offer medical and surgical treatments for the following conditions as an example:
- Eyelid Masses/growths
- Prolapsed third eyelid gland (‘cherry eye’)
- Congenital and developmental eyelid abnormalities
- Congenital and developmental corneal abnormalities
- Corneal abrasions and ulcers
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, dry eye)
- Visual deficits and retinal degeneration
- Uveitis (intraocular inflammation)
- Traumatic injuries to the eye
Please note: this is not an all-inclusive list.