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.
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.
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.
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.