Ophthalmology is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes.
Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Our veterinarians can also use a special dye called fluorescein which fluoresces a green/yellow colour under UV light to identify any damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). We may also perform a test to measure your pet's tear production.
Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.