Ophthalmology

About Ophthalmology at AMC

The Ophthalmology Service at AMC provides scheduled and emergency care for companion animals with eye and vision problems. Under the direction of a renowned, board certified Ophthalmologist, we offer the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques using state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Procedures

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

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye
  • Corneal ulcers

We also provide corrective procedures, including:

  • Protection of the corneas affected by laceration or ulceration
  • Removal of cataracts or eyelid masses
  • Correction of congenital eyelid abnormalities

Symptoms

Any of the following symptoms may indicate an ocular condition in your pet:

  • 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

Common signs associated with vision impairment or loss that may require medical intervention:

  • 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”