+ Ophthalmology at BVSC
+ Surgical + Medical + Electroretinography + Cataract & Corneal Surgery + Eyelid Disorders + Eye Examination For Breeding
Like people, a whole range of eye diseases and conditions can affect animals. This includes problems with the eye itself and the tissues around the eye, such as the eyelids, the optic nerve, the deep structures behind the eye and the muscles that move the eye. While your primary care veterinarian can manage many eye problems, some eye issues can become serious quickly and the BVSC comprehensive specialist ophthalmology service is here to help.
Our experienced eye specialist, Dr Anna Deykin, together with senior ophthalmology registrar, Dr Sarah Richardson, BVSC has state of the art specialist equipment, anaesthesia and critical care support, as well as highly trained nursing staff, Ashlee Daley, Ashleigh Allchurch, Ellen Kalms and ophthalmology resident, Dr Laura Gilbar, to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our ophthalmologists work closely with all the specialists at BVSC to ensure your pet receives complete care. Our signature 'specialty care with compassion' extends to our ophthalmology patients.
Drs Deykin and Richardson perform very detailed eye examinations using very specialised equipment. You are involved the whole way and your pet’s eye problem will be carefully discussed with you so you can make informed decisions on the care options available. Your primary care veterinarian will be informed all the way too, and will likely be involved with the ongoing management.
One of our specialist ophthalmology procedures performed at BVSC is the management of cataracts, which is a very common cause of blindness. This is where the lens of the eye becomes opaque and no longer allows light to get to the back of the eye. With our advanced technology, our ophthalmologists can check the function of the back of the eye and then remove the damaged lens, replacing it with an artificial lens to restore vision.
We also provide screening examinations of pets for recognised hereditary eye diseases. This is part of the Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES). Animals passing the tests receive a nationally recognised certificate.
Rest assured, your pet is in great hands with our renowned ophthalmology team.