Denmark Vet Hospital & Paws Surgery Services

08 9848 1389

8 Welsh Street, Denmark.
After Hours : 08 9848 1389 for emergencies

Ophthalmic

Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes. For certain breeds, this service also involves the examination and certification of breeding dogs to verify their eyes are in good condition.

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Our veterinarians may also use a special dye called fluorescein (it glows a green/yellow colour under a UV light) to identify damage to the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however, specific conditions may require surgery.

Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

  • Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases  

  • Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids

  • Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids

  • Eyelid tumour removal

  • Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

  • Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)

Referral Consultations and Surgery In Our Clinic

We do provide a referral service for opthalmology within the clinic. Our  opthalmologist referal veterinarian from Perth freqently provides a consultation service from our clinic and will do referral surgeries in the clinic as well. There dates are prescheduled, so please call us to discuss referral. These referral services commonly include vision testing and cataract removal.