Ophthalmic surgery 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 may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow colour under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.

Our practice is fully equipped to offer the eye surgeries including:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases  
  • Eyelid tumour removal
  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

Our veterinarians can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialised procedures such as corneal grafting, complex eyelid surgery and cataract removal.