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Pet Eye Care

Bright Eyes

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing services and education about how to keep your pet’s eyes clear and healthy.

Comprehensive Pet Eye Care

Eye examination of a dog
Eye exam

The eye is a delicate organ, and because pets are inherently active, injuries to the eyes are common. In addition, your pet may suffer from a disorder such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, or blindness. At Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital, we routinely diagnose and treat eye injuries, as well as a variety of illnesses affecting your pet’s eyes and sight.

If you notice any of the following symptoms, please contact us for immediate care:

  • Squinting
  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Cloudiness in the eyes
  • Change in eye appearance
  • Swelling
  • Loss of vision
  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Different sized pupils

The Eye Exam: What to Expect

Your veterinarian will perform an eye exam as part of every routine wellness visit. We utilize an ophthalmoscope, which is an instrument with a light and a magnifying lens, to look inside your pet’s eyes.

We also use a variety of assessments to diagnose eye conditions in pets. Some of the more common tests include:

  • Fluorescein staining for corneal abrasions
  • Tonometry—Measuring the pressure inside the eye
  • Cytology—Sampling and examining the cells of the eyes
  • Conjunctival scraping—Sampling and examining the cells on the inside of the eyelids to identify the type of swelling present
  • Schirmer tear test—Checking for proper production of moisture or tears
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity

Our doctors have extensive experience in pet eye care. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.