Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology Service at AMC provides scheduled and emergency care for companion animals with eye and vision problems – including diseases of the eye, disorders that affect the cornea, lens and retina. Under the direction of a renowned, board certified ophthalmologist, we offer the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques using state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Eye surgeries are routinely performed to correct debilitating diseases such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye
  • Corneal ulcers

We also provide correct procedures, including:

  • Protect corneas affected by laceration or ulceration
  • Remove cataracts or eyelid masses
  • Correct congenital eyelid abnormalities

The following is a list of symptoms to watch for regarding your pet’s ocular health:

  • Squinting or holding eye(s) shut
  • Scratching or rubbing at eye(s)
  • Excessive green or yellow discharge
  • Swelling of the eye(s) or eyelid(s)
  • A change in color, especially cloudiness or redness

Signs associated with vision impairment or loss:

  • Runs into unfamiliar objects
  • Difficulty finding familiar objects (i.e. food dishes, water bowls, toys)
  • Lethargy, confusion, weakness, anxiety, depression
  • Suddenly unwilling to jump or climb
  • Unable to locate moving or stationary objects
  • Refusal to move in darkness
  • Develops aggressive behavior
  • Seeks security— “always at your feet”
  • Exaggerated “high-stepping” gait
  • Head carried low— “constantly sniffs the ground when walking”