Animals suffer from eye problems that are similar to those which affect humans. These problems include cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, corneal ulceration, tumors of the eye, eyelid defects, inflammation of the eye and surrounding tissues, retinal degeneration, and many others. Owners may notice a loss of vision, a change in appearance of the eye, discharge, pain, or a combination of these symptoms. Most cases seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist are referred by a general practice veterinarian. This individual is in the best position to provide an initial examination and determine if referral to a specialist is indicated.
For more information on payment for ophthalmological services, please see MVA’s Fees policy. CareCredit is now accepted for payment for ophthalmological surgical services. Other ophthalmological services are not covered by CareCredit.
Veterinary ophthalmologists, like Stephen L. Gross, VMD, ACVO and Amanda Corr, VMD, ACVO, have advanced knowledge, techniques, and equipment necessary to provide specialty eye care to your pet. Your appointment will involve a comprehensive ophthalmic examination as well as treatment option recommendations. Cataract surgery is performed in pets with the exact technique and equipment used in human cataract surgery. Dr. Gross also uses the most advanced laser technology available for treating glaucoma in animals. The veterinary ophthalmologist may be able to preserve or restore vision, treat a painful eye, or diagnose a troubling ophthalmic condition.
Typical Ophthalmological Problems
- Dry eye
- Corneal ulceration
- Tumors of the eye
- Eyelid defects
- Retinal degeneration
Contact the Ophthalmology Services Department by e-mail:
Vet Ophthalmology at Metropolitan Veterinary Associates