Specialties - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology is the specialty that studies the eye and its pathologies. Within an ophthalmic visit we will perform several tests and use different devices to help diagnose the problem and find out the location and extension.

Animalia has the latest tests, equipment and network of specialists to ensure that your animal has the best possible treatment. Some of these tests are:

  • Schirmmer test: to measure tear production
  • Fluorescein test: to see if the cornea (the most superficial part of the eye) has been damaged and to know the extent and depth.
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscope: to evaluate all the parts of the eye
  • Tonometry: device used to measure the intraocular pressure.

Often the treatment is based on a number of topical drops (intraocular), but sometimes requires surgery such as:

  • Eyelid abnormalities: fixing eyelid's third gland...
  • Enucleations