SURGICAL SERVICES

Surgery - Mentor Operating Microscope

Surgery - Zeiss Operating Microscope

Anesthesia is provided with use of a ventilator, ECG, pulse oximeter,

blood pressure assessment, capnography, temperature monitor, IV fluid infusion, and Licensed Veterinary Technician monitoring.

 

Surgeries performed by the ophthalmologist include:

  • entropion repair

  • macropalpebral fissure surgery

  • eyelid and third eyelid tumor removal

  • cryosurgery for eyelid tumors, epibulbar tumors

  • electroepilation for abnormal cilia (distichiasis, ectopic cilia)

  • nictitans gland replacement (“cherry eye”)

  • corneal microsurgery for chronic erosions, ulcers, deep corneal foreign body removal, dermoid removal, laceration repair

  • phacoemulsification cataract surgery with implantation of an intraocular lens

  • anterior lens luxation surgery

  • intraocular cyst removal

  • laser surgery for iris tumors

  • glaucoma surgeries- valve, laser, pharmacological ablation, intraocular prosthesis

  • cyclosporine implantation

 

Surgeries not requiring a veterinary ophthalmologist expertise are often referred back to your family veterinarian (for example - eye removal).

 

Preparation for Surgery

Nondiabetics:  Do not feed your pet after 8pm the night before surgery and do not give water after 6 am the day of surgery, unless otherwise instructed. Give all medications on schedule, as directed, unless otherwise instructed.

 

Diabetics: Do not feed your pet after 8pm the night before surgery and do not give water after 6 am the day of surgery. Give ½ dose of insulin the am of surgery, unless otherwise instructed. Give all medications on schedule, unless otherwise instructed.

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