Veterinary ophthalmology is a highly specialized discipline, requiring diagnostic and surgical instrumentation not usually available in a general practice setting. Our ophthalmologist is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO).
Inadequate treatment of eye problems can lead to diminished or lost vision or discomfort that can greatly affect your pet’s quality of life. An ophthalmologist can offer both the necessary instrumentation and expertise to successfully diagnose and treat your pet’s ocular disease. The ophthalmologist is available by appointment, and also provides round-the-clock consultation for our emergency staff when pets come to us with acute eye problems.
Advanced ophthalmologic procedures available at OSVS include (but are not limited to):
- Treatment of deep or complicated corneal ulcers
- Corrective eyelid surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Third eyelid gland replacement
- Enucleation with intraorbital prosthesis
- Evisceration with intraocular prosthesis
- Ocular and orbital imaging
- Electroretinography (CERF examinations)
- Special interest in ocular manifestations of systemic disease
Why Choose OSVS for Your Pet’s Eye Care?
Many of the patients that develop eye problems, such as cataracts, do so because they have underlying medical conditions. Because our ophthalmologist is part of a multi-disciplinary specialty group, she is able to work in conjunction with specialists in other departments to ensure the overall well-being of your pet.
Ophthalmic surgeries require general anesthesia, and our anesthesia technicians are well trained and experienced in the unique requirements these patients have. Most pets undergoing eye surgery go home the same day, but for patients experiencing any concerns during recovery or post-operative discomfort, we have the facility and staff available to provide 24-hour monitoring and care.
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists works with referring veterinarians to provide specialized and emergency care. If you believe your pet would benefit from the ophthalmology services provided at OSVS, please speak to your family vet about a referral.
The ophthalmologist at OSVS: