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Ophthalmology:
Pet Eye Diseases Receive Special Care

Pet Ophthalmology

Many animals suffer from eye diseases just as humans do, such as cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulceration, eyelid defects, tumors, and many more. Veterinary ophthalmology focuses on treating diseases and conditions of the eye in companion animals.

Many of these conditions and diseases are treated by the veterinarians of Northgate Animal Hospital, with the exception of cataracts, glaucoma, and a few others. For pets diagnosed with those exceptions, we refer to a board-certified ophthalmologist for further treatment and surgery.

In this area of veterinary medicine, our professionals perform a variety of services, treatments, and tests. Some of the diagnostics used in ophthalmology at our hospital include the following:

  • Applanation tonometry
  • Fluoroscein staining
  • Nasolacrimal flushing
  • Schirmer tear test
  • Indirect and direct retinal examination
  • External ocular photography and fundus photography

Some symptoms of problems in your pet’s eyes may include discharge from the eye or excessive tearing, squinting, keeping the eye closed or keeping the third eyelid over the eye, redness, inflammation, cloudiness of the corneas, sneezing, discharge from the nose, coughing, drooling, and difficulty eating.

In addition, you may observe behaviors that would indicate impairment of your pet’s vision, such as bumping into things or a lack of responsiveness while socializing or during play. If you observe these kinds of behaviors or other symptoms of pain or discomfort around the eye area, contact our office at once for an eye exam.

For more information about veterinary diseases or conditions of the eye, contact the professionals at Northgate Animal Hospital.

View this video from the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists about pets and cataract surgery.