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Ophthalmology

Our veterinary ophthalmologists provide medical and surgical care for all ocular diseases affecting your pets

New patient examinations include slit lamp biomicroscopy to evaluate the anterior segment of the eye, indirect ophthalmoscopy to evaluate the posterior segment of the eye, tonometry to check intraocular pressure, Schirmer Tear Testing to assess tear production, and fluorescein staining to evaluate the corneal surface. Additional testing may be recommended based on your pet’s examination including electroretinography (ERG) to assess retinal function, ocular ultrasound, or gonioscopy in dogs at risk for glaucoma. CERF/OFA exams are also available for screening dogs for genetic disorders.

Many diseases can be managed with medications alone, while some require surgery. Surgical procedures offered at CVS include (but are not limited to):

  • Eyelid
    • Entropion
      • Temporary tacking
      • Permanent correction
    • Ectropion
    • Eyelid mass removal
    • Ectopic cilia removal
    • Cryotherapy for distichiasis and trichiasis
    • Medial canthoplasty
  • Third Eyelid
    • “Cherry eye” repair
    • Scrolled cartilage
    • Treatment of tumors
  • Nasolacrimal System
    • Stent placement
    • Flushing of the ducts
  • Corneal Surgery
    • Treatment of simple or complicated corneal ulcerations
    • Corneal debridement
    • Diamond burr keratectomy for refractory ulcers
    • Conjunctival grafts for deep corneal ulcers, perforations, and bullous keratopathy
    • Corneal Conjunctival Transposition (CCT) grafts
    • Superficial and deep keratectomy (sequestrum, corneal degeneration)
    • Foreign body removal
    • Laceration repair
  • Lens
    • Cataract surgery with artificial lens implant placement
    • Capsular tension rings
    • Lens removal for luxated lenses
  • Orbit
    • Enucleation (with or without orbital prosthesis)
    • Evisceration with prosthesis placement o Exenteration

Veterinary Ophthamologists

Tina Fife
Charlotte
Kelly Sigle
Greensboro
Amy Treadwell
Charlotte