Animals have astounding eyes that come in all shapes and sizes and colors often more vibrant than our own. These eyes captivate us with their mysterious depth, invite us with an intimate gaze, or warn us off with a challenging glare.
And yet, although most eyes are remarkably tough with astonishing powers of healing and recovery, they are, due to their position in the head and their clarity, especially vulnerable.
Animals suffer from eye problems that, in most cases, are similar to those which affect humans. These problems include cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, corneal ulceration, tumors of the eye, eyelid defects, inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues, retinal degeneration, and many others.
Veterinary ophthalmologists can provide animals with much of the medical and surgical eye care that is available for humans. Due to rapid advances in the knowledge, techniques, and equipment necessary to provide specialty eye care to veterinary patients, your primary care veterinarian may choose to consult a specialist for eye problems that are unusual or for those that have not responded to initial therapy. If your pet has an eye problem, referral may help. The veterinary ophthalmologist may be able to preserve or restore vision, treat a painful eye, or diagnose a troubling ophthalmic condition.
The doctors and staff of Animal Eye Care strive to provide your pet with quality, state-of-the-art, and compassionate ophthalmic treatment.