If your pet is suffering from an eye or eyelid problem, your veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary ophthalmologist who has the advanced training, expertise, and instrumentation to diagnose and treat it properly. Our ophthalmologists treat thousands of pets each year for such problems as cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, and eyelid diseases. With prompt referral and treatment, even the most serious eye conditions can have great outcomes.
Our ophthalmology services include:
Cataract removal and artificial lens implantation
Corneal reconstruction and trauma repair
Eyelid blepharoplasty and trauma repair
Plastic surgery and craniofacial reconstruction
Cyclocryotherapy and laser photocoagulation
Parotid duct transposition surgery
Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) genetic/breeder examinations
A veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian who specializes in the treatment of eye disease and ocular disorders and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). This certification requires at least four years of additional training beyond the eight required for veterinary school, which includes a one-year internship and a three-year residency. Click here to learn more above VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGISTS.
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CERF Examinations and Clinics
Our ophthalmologists perform CERF examinations and CERF clinics. What is CERF?
The Canine Eye Registration Foundation is an organization committed to eliminating heritable eye disease in all purebred dogs through the formation of a national registry. The CERF Registry not only registers those dogs certified free of heritable eye disease by members of the ACVO, but also collects data on all dogs examined by ACVO Diplomates. This data is used to form the CERF database which is useful in researching trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility. CERF examinations should be performed yearly on any purebred dog, beginning at breeding age. For more information on CERF, visit http://web.vmdb.org/home/
The Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware (VSCD) is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital offering advanced and urgent care to companion animals. The hospital is located just off of US I-95 in New Castle, DE, and is easily accessible to Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey clients and patients. VSCD specialists are trained in the world's most advanced treatments and techniques in the specialized areas of cardiology, CT/MRI imaging, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, pain management, anesthesia, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation therapy, radiology/ultrasound and surgery. 24/7 emergency staff veterinarians are highly skilled to treat and manage all emergencies from trauma to chronic ailments. Our collaborative care approach ensures that the owner, referring veterinarian and VSCD team work together to provide the most specialized and compassionate care for our patients and their families.