VRC's Ophthalmology service specializes in treating diseases of the eye in small animals.

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Ophthalmology Services


340 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA
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VRC’s Veterinary Ophthalmology service specializes in treating diseases of the eye in small animals and is pleased to offer a wide arrange of ophthalmic procedures and surgeries:

  • Fluorescein Stain
  • Horner’s Test
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Tonometry
  • Aqueous Paracentesis
  • Corneal Scraping/Conjunctival Scraping
  • Dry Debridement
  • Eyelid Laceration Repair
  • Gonioscopy
  • Grid Keratotomy / Diamond Burr
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Flush
  • Subconjunctival Injection
  • Corneal Conjunctival Transposition
  • Conjunctival Flap
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation
  • Exenteration
  • Eyelid Mass Removal – Wedge
  • Eyelid Tacking
  • Intrascleral Prosthesis
  • Keratectomy – Superficial
  • Parotid Duct Transportation
  • Prolapsed Third Eyelid Gland Repair
  • Proptosis Replacement
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Laceration/ Perforation Repair
  • Distichiasis Removal
  • Ectopic Cilia Removal
  • Intracapsular Lens Extraction
  • Ocular Ultrasound

Common Diseases of the Eye:

  • Cataracts—More common in dogs than cats, a cataract is a loss of transparency in the lens. If you’ve noticed a milky haze, white streaks or other opacity in your pet’s eyes, cataract surgery could be an option to restore vision.
  • Cherry eye—Unlike humans, dogs and cats have a “third eyelid.” The tear gland in that eyelid can prolapse, creating a red and swollen mass known as cherry eye. Surgery will bring your pet comfort now—and could spare you both from daily rounds of dry-eye medication later.
  • Corneal ulcers—Caused by a variety of factors, from injury to endocrine diseases, the type of corneal ulcer helps determine the best path for treatment. While medication sometimes controls pain and infection, deeper ulcers may require surgery.
  • Entropion—Cuddly fur and eyelashes are part of your pet’s charm, but they can play a troublesome role for some cats and dogs. The eyelid margins can invert, allowing hair or lashes to rub the cornea. Ulcers and perforations can occur, so surgery in these cases is usually recommended.
  • Eyelid neoplasms—While most eyelid growths in dogs are benign, surgical removal can provide relief from discomfort. Immediate treatment is critical with cats, however, as their eyelid neoplasms are usually malignant.
  • Glaucoma—The leading cause of blindness in animals and people, glaucoma is an interruption to the flow of fluid through the eye, allowing painful pressure to build up. Early medical and surgical treatments can help maintain vision in one or both eyes.