Pet Ophthalmology Services
Ophthalmology focuses on the proper health of the eyes, and it doesn’t just apply to humans. Our precious animals are prone to various eye problems, such as glaucoma and corneal ulcers.
At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, CA, we know that your pet deserves perfect vision. Our veterinarian is committed to ensuring that your pet maintains its vision health and that any problem is detected and treated promptly. Our facility offers high-quality pet eye examinations and treatment services.
Pet Eye Problems
Pets can develop eye problems at any age. It’s important to look out for symptoms so that your pet doesn’t suffer from eye pain or vision loss.
Dry eye occurs when your pet’s tear glands don’t produce enough tears to offer lubrication to the eyes adequately. Some of its signs include excessive blinking, squinting, and redness.
Cataracts make your pet’s eye appear cloudy. If not treated, cataracts can result in blindness. They can also be a sign of an underlying condition, like diabetes.
A corneal ulcer is an open wound on the surface of your pet’s eye. Some of its signs include redness, lethargy, tearing, and cloudiness.
Glaucoma occurs as a result of increased pressure in your pet’s eye. Some of its signs include squinting, aggressiveness, loss of appetite, and cloudy eyes. This condition causes a lot of pain in pets.
Most of these eye problems can be treated if detected early. Some may cause permanent vision loss if they advance to other stages without any treatment.
Some eye problems don’t have any symptoms and can’t be detected by just looking at your pet. Some don’t even cause pain or discomfort during their initial stages. It’s important that your pet gets regular eye exams to avoid eye health problems. We have special equipment that can detect various eye problems. If your pet does show signs of eye problems, our veterinarian will identify what disease it is suffering from and find the right treatment. This prevents the progression of disease and reduces pain.
We offer tonometry, which measures the pressure in your pet’s eye to look for diseases like glaucoma. We also offer corneal staining, which uses a dye to look for any damage in your pet’s cornea.
Visit Our Vet for Ophthalmology Services
You don’t have to wait until your pet develops eye problems to take it to our veterinarian. At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, CA, we offer examinations and treatment services for various eye problems. Our team can also help you spot symptoms and avoid other eye problems. We offer a variety of other pet care services, including dental care, vaccines, surgery, and more. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.