The Cat Ophthalmology and Eye Care service at Green Dog Veterinary Center is dedicated to providing specialized veterinary ophthalmology services to protect and manage your pet's ocular health. A board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist proficient in diagnosing, treating, and managing various eye disorders in animals is at the helm of this service.
In general, ophthalmology in feline care encompasses a variety of medical procedures used to treat eye disorders. These procedures could involve the removal of a foreign body (such as a tumor or cataract) or the re-stitching of parts of the eye, always necessitating anesthesia for the surgical procedures, followed by pain medication and antibiotics. A comprehensive eye examination is a critical part of the ophthalmology consultation, where the ophthalmologist checks the cat's tear production, measures eye pressure, and thoroughly examines the eyelids, cornea, lens, retina, and optic nerve. Based on the findings, additional advanced testing may be required.
Here are some common conditions treated under Cat Ophthalmology and Eye Care:
Conjunctival Diseases: Conjunctivitis, Dermoids, Tumors
Corneal Diseases: Deep/infected ulcers, Dermoids, Endothelial degeneration, Eosinophilic keratitis, Foreign bodies, and more.
Eyelid Diseases: Blepharitis, Caruncular trichiasis, Chalzations, Dermoids, Distichia, and more.
Glaucoma: Primary, Secondary
Retinal Diseases: Hypertensive retinopathy, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal detachments, Retinal Tears, Sudden acquired retinal Degeneration syndrome, and more.
What is the focus of Cat Ophthalmology and Eye Care at Green Dog Veterinary Center?
The service focuses on safeguarding and managing your pet's ocular health with specialized veterinary ophthalmology services, conducted by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
What does a typical ophthalmology consultation involve?
It involves a comprehensive eye exam checking tear production, eye pressure, and a thorough examination of various parts of the eye. Based on findings, additional advanced testing may be needed.
What are some common eye disorders treated in cats?
Common disorders include Conjunctival Diseases, Corneal Diseases, Eyelid Diseases, Glaucoma, and Retinal Diseases among others.
How often should I take my cat for an ophthalmology check-up?
The frequency of check-ups would depend on your cat's age, breed, and health condition. It's advisable to consult with your veterinarian to get a personalized recommendation.
How can I schedule an appointment for Cat Ophthalmology and Eye Care at Green Dog Veterinary Center?
You can contact Green Dog Veterinary Center directly to schedule an appointment for Cat Ophthalmology and Eye Care services.