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Veterinary Ophthalmology

Veterinary eye care in Bradenton

Our veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in monitoring and promoting eye health in cats and dogs. If your pet is suffering from an eye injury, disorder, disease, or degenerative condition, we can help. Diagnosing eye issues in pets can be difficult for regular veterinarians. Our board-certified ophthalmologists utilize state-of-the-art technologies and procedures to correctly diagnose and treat eye conditions. Learn more about our ophthalmology specialty services below.

Conditions We Treat: 

Ulcers

  • Sores that occur on the eye are called corneal ulcers. These can be caused by bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. This condition is often treated with medication or surgery.

Cataracts: 

  • Clouding of the eye often occurs as a result of aging, and can make your pet’s vision blurry. Cataracts are treated with laser eye surgery, which is a common and safe procedure. 

Glaucoma: 

  • Left untreated, glaucoma can cause slow vision loss eventually leading to blindness. Depending on the advancement and severity of the glaucoma, it can sometimes be corrected or improved, positively impacting your pet’s quality of life.

In addition to the above, ophthalmologists can help with eye injuries. Left untreated, injuries on or around the eye can have long-term consequences that may compromise your pet’s health or vision. Depending on the severity of the issue, the eye may need topical treatment, surgery, or removal. Our eye care specialists can perform these procedures and provide aftercare at Animal ER of University Park. If your pet has suffered an eye injury, bring them to our hospital as soon as possible.

Tests and Procedures Offered

Our hospital can provide the following services to diagnose and treat vision issues in cats and dogs. Our eye specialists may perform a combination of the procedures listed below, depending on your pet’s unique situation.

  • Eye exams: Veterinary ophthalmologists utilize advanced diagnostic tools to find irregularities or issues on or around the eye.

  • Medication: Some eye problems, such as infection, can be treated by medication, which we can administer and provide at our facility in Bradenton. 

  • Surgery: If necessary, our vision care specialists can perform surgery or work with our surgery team to treat injuries, cataracts, and other conditions.

  • References: If our ophthalmologist determines that your pet’s vision problems are symptomatic of an underlying issue, they can refer you to a veterinary specialist best suited to care for your pet.

If your pet is suffering from eye or vision issues that can’t be treated by a general practice veterinarian, it may be necessary to see an animal ophthalmologist. If you have any questions about services we provide and conditions we treat, our office is happy to provide assistance. Call us at (941) 355-2884 or contact us below.