Canberra Mobile Vets

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Eye problems

Ophthalmology is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes. For certain breeds, this service also involves the examination and certification of breeding dogs to verify their eyes are in good condition.

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Our veterinarians may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow colour under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.

Canberra Mobile Vets can provide initial eye examinations including direct and indirect opthalmology, fluorescin staining, schirmer tear tests, and bacterial or fungal culture and cytology. We can treat simple ocular conditions such as corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis at your home. For complex medical conditions such as refractory uveitis or glaucoma, we may refer your pet to a vet hospital to assess their intraocular pressure and deep anatomical structures with a tonometer and ultrasound. Dr Charles Webb can perform the following surgeries at Brudine Vet Clinic:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases  

  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids

  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids

  • Eyelid tumour removal

  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)