Cat Eye Exams
Cats have unique eyes that add to their beauty and personality. Our doctors make eye health a priority during your cats annual exam. During an eye examination, your veterinarian will take a multifaceted approach to evaluate the health of your cat's eyes. First, they will observe how your cat views its environment and spatial awareness. Next, your veterinarian will use a tool called an otoscope to examine your cat's eyes. The exam will also include an evaluation of the outer surfaces of the eyes.
Evaluating Your Cat’s Eyes For Potential Problems
If an issue is suspected by you or your veterinarian, it may be necessary to further examine their eyes with other diagnostic measures. Our doctors are able to diagnose problems with your cats eyes including:
- Conjunctivitis, or an infection of the eye(s)
- Corneal Abrasion
- Corneal Ulcer
- Insufficient tear production
Our doctors are thoroughly educated on treating the above eye conditions. On a rare occasion your cat’s eye condition might require more specialized care. We work with several board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists in the area and are able to make appropriate referrals when necessary.
Some eye afflictions may require surgery to correct the issue. Our veterinarians are well educated and regularly perform many procedures related to ophthalmologic issues. The procedures we confidently perform are:
- Debriding a corneal ulcer
- Eyelid growth removal
When to Seek Veterinary Care
If you suspect your cat may be experiencing an issue associated with its eyes, it is best to seek immediate treatment rather than wait. If your cat does indeed have an affliction associated with their eye(s), treatment should start as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your cat needs to be examined, please call our knowledgeable client care team to discuss your concerns so we may advise you on the best course of action.