At Green Dog Veterinary Center, we are committed to offering specialized veterinary ophthalmology services to safeguard your pets' ocular health. Our board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist is adept at diagnosing, treating, and managing various eye disorders in animals. Our mission is to enhance your pets' vision and well-being, promising them a brighter and healthier future.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist: Dr. Brian A. Marchione, B.S., DVM, Diplomate ACVO
Dr. Marchione graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree (in Biochemistry). In 2007, he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. He completed a one-year post-graduate internship at the Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Los Angeles before beginning his Ophthalmology Residency at the Animal Eye Care Clinic. Dr. Marchione became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2011. Dr. Marchione is an avid surfer.
How Does My Pet's Eye Exam Differ From My Own?
Your pet's eye examination shares many similarities with the ones humans undergo. On your pet's first visit, expect an examination that typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour.
Here's what it includes:
- Medical History Review: Our veterinary technicians will initiate the session by discussing your pet's medical history, which includes medication details, travel history, and other vital information.
- Diagnostic Tests:
- Schirmer Tear Test: Measures tear production.
- Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP): Detects glaucoma and inflammation.
- Fluorescein Stain: Checks for corneal abrasions or ulcerations.
- Comprehensive Eye Examination: Our veterinary ophthalmologist will use specialized equipment to conduct a thorough eye examination after the diagnostic tests.
We have various calming techniques for restless pets, ranging from gentle restraints to oral or injectable sedatives.
Why are Eye Wellness Exams Important for Pets?
Regular monitoring is vital since pets might only display noticeable signs of visual issues once the situation is advanced. By consistently checking your pet's eyes, we can mitigate severe problems and minimize the need for extensive treatments.
What Do Our Eye Wellness Exams Include?
Schirmer Tear Test
Recommended Frequency of Visits:
We advise annual eye wellness exams for both cats and dogs. If an underlying issue is identified, we might recommend more frequent visits and additional tests.
Eye Conditions & Diseases We Diagnose and Treat:
Anterior uveitis, Blepharitis, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Corneal infections, Glaucoma, Horner's syndrome.
Cytology, Electroretinogram (ERG), Gonioscopy, Ocular ultrasound, Radiography, Retinoscopy/Skiascopy, etc.