Ophthalmology

 

Why would my pet need a veterinary ophthalmologist?
A veterinary ophthalmologist deals with medical and surgical diseases of the eye, such as cataracts, glaucoma, corneal diseases, retinal disease, and eyelid disorders.  In that respect, a veterinary ophthalmologist is similar to a human ophthalmologist (not an optometrist – who deals with eyeglasses and contact lenses!).
 
Disorders of the eye can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain for pets.  Proper diagnosis and treatment are key to a successful outcome in many cases.  While not all eye disorders are curable, there are usually excellent options to improve your pet’s overall comfort and quality of life.  
 
 
VMC’s Ophthalmology Service
The Ophthalmology Service at VMC provides Veterinary Ophthalmology services for pets ranging from C.E.R.F. (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exams for puppies and adult dogs to intricate and complicated surgeries. His routine procedures include entropion surgery, therapy for glaucoma, eyelid tumors as well as other medical and surgical treatments for corneal and eyelid disease.
 

 

 

 

Kent Burgesser
PhD, DVM, MS, DACVO