Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes.
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.
Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:
– 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)
Our veterinarians can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialised procedures such as eye ultrasound, vision testing or cataract removal.
Contact the clinic to book an appointment for a veterinarian if you have any concerns with your pets eyes.
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Local farmers, associated rural communities and Te Puke town people have supported Te Puke Vet Centre for over 50 years. During those years scores of receptionists, nurses and vets have lived and enjoyed the benefits of this great town and area. It is very important for Te Puke Vets that we are strongly integrated with the local community and as part of that we are proud to support many local schools, sports clubs, service organisations and community events.