Veterinary Ophthalmology Service at VSES

The ophthalmology department at VSES has the training, equipment, and expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions related to the function and structure of the eyes. We are dedicated to providing extraordinary care for animals with eye disorders, enhancing quality of life by improving vision, and relieving discomfort from painful eye diseases.

As the only board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist in the greater Rochester area, VSES offers the highest level of eye care without the need for added travel.

Veterinary Ophthalmology Services for Your Pets

The ophthalmology service treats all forms of eye disease and conditions in companion animals including medical treatments for:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Dystrophy/Degeneration
  • Corneal Ulcerations
  • Feline Herpesvirus
  • Fungal/Bacterial Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hyphema
  • Immune mediated disease
  • Inherited disease
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
  • Pannus
  • Uveitis
  • Uveodermatologic syndrome

When to Contact a Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Your primary veterinarian may recommend a consultation with an ophthalmologist if your pet has a serious condition that may require special treatments or if diagnosis is proving difficult. Our ophthalmologist is trained to diagnose and manage complicated ocular issues.

A board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist completes several years of additional training, including a one-year internship and three years of a residency at an accredited institution. Diplomate status is obtained by successfully passing rigorous specialty boards following residency. For more information, visit the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

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