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
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:
- Rubbing of the eyes
- Red eyes
- Cloudiness in the eyes
- Change in eye appearance
- 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.