Opthalmology (Eyes)

Veterinary opthalmology is the field of medicine involving an animals eyes. Eye examinations can require specialised equipment such as an opthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye), transilluminators, indirect lenses and schiotz tonometers, as well as stains like fluorescene and rose bengal stains to help show up eye surface defects.

An Opthalmoscope for looking into a pets eye. A Schiotz Tonometer for measuring pressure within the eye (e.g to diagnose glaucoma). A Volk lens for looking at the back of the eye, or retina. Fluorescene stail which glows green under UV light to show a corneal ulcer in a dog.


Along with medical problems, some eye conditions require surgical intervention. Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye in cases of severe glaucoma or cancer.
  • Entropion surgery to prevent the rolling in of eyelids or eyelashes which rub on the surface of the eye.
  • Ectropion surgery to correct eyelids that excessively roll outwards, causing droopy eyes.
  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a prolapsed third eyelid.
  • Surgery to repair some corneal ulcers on the surface of the eye.
A case of cherry eye or prolapsed third eyelid which requires surgery.

For complex cases, we also offer specialist referral to a veterinary opthalmologist in Perth.