Lara Pet Hospital & Vet Centre

Ophthalmic

Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes.

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Our veterinarians may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow colour under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.

Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases  

  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids

  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids

  • Eyelid tumour removal

  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)

 

SPECIALIST HOURS:

The Melbourne Eye Vet currently conducts consultations from the Lara Pet Hospital for cases that may require referral. Dr Chloe Hardman visits the clinic every 4th Monday.

www.themelbourneeyevet.com.au