Annual Eye Exams
It is often said you can see a dog’s soul through their eyes. Our doctors make eye health a priority during your dogs annual exam. During an eye examination, your veterinarian will take a multifaceted approach to evaluate the health of your dog's eyes.. First, they will observe how your dog views its environment and spatial awareness. Next, your veterinarian will use a tool called an otoscope to examine your dog's eyes.The exam will also include an evaluation of the outer surfaces of the eyes.
Evaluating Your Dog’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 dogs eyes including:
- Cherry eye
- Conjunctivitis, or an infection of the eye(s)
- Corneal Abrasion
- Corneal Ulcer
- Entropion / Ectropion
- Insufficient tear production
Our doctors are thoroughly educated on treating the above eye conditions. On a rare occasion your dog’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:
- Cherry eye
- Debriding a corneal ulcer
- Entropion / Ectroprion
- Eyelid growth removal
When to Seek Veterinary Care
If you suspect your dog may be experiencing an issue associated with its eyes, it is best to seek treatment rather than wait. In the case that your dog does indeed have an affliction, treatment should be started as soon as possible. If you are unsure if your dog needs to be examined, please call our knowledgeable client care team to discuss your concerns.