Toronto Eye Exams & Diagnostics

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Full Veterinary Ophthalmology Diagnostics

Toronto Animal Eye Clinic is a veterinary specialty practice focusing exclusively on eye problems in pets. We only use state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments, and each trained staff members is passionate about caring for your pets and improving their quality of life.

We offer a large range of diagnostic services in order to accurately and quickly diagnose your pet's problem. Once the issue is identified, we can develop a specific treatment plan, working toward a cure for your pet's problem or injury.

Electroretinography

Electroretinography is an eye test used to detect abnormal function in your pet's retina. During the test, Dr. Wolfer examines the light-sensitive cells of the eye, the rods and cones, and their connecting ganglion cells in the retina.

Ultrasonography

Also known as diagnostic sonography, ultrasonography is a diagnostic imaging technique that allows us to visualize internal structures of your pet's eyes.

Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy

Slit-lamp examination allows Dr. Wolfer to see sections of your pet's eye in three-dimensions. This state-of-the-art technique provides views of the cornea, lens, iris and the vitreous gel that fills the space in the middle of the eye. We can view deeper structures of your pet's eye, such as the optic nerve and the retina, by inserting special lenses.

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Indirect Ophthalmoscopy

Indirect ophthalmoscopy provides Dr. Wolfer with a more detailed picture of your pet's fundus—the posterior portion of the eye including the retina and optic disc. This is a non-invasive procedure, using a convex lens located between your pet and the veterinarian's eye.

Tonometry

Low or high levels of intraocular pressure in your pet's eyes can lead to serious problems down the road. Tonometry is a procedure used to examine your pet's intraocular pressure (IOP).

Gonioscopy

For this diagnostic test, Dr. Wolfer looks into the front part of your pet's eyes to see whether the area where fluid drains out of the eye is open or closed. This is a quick, painless procedure.

Examining Pure-Breed Dogs

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals was founded to reduce the problems associated with heritable eye diseases in dogs. Through a team of cooperating, board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists, the OFA registers dogs that are certified free of heritable eye diseases. At the same time, OFA collects data on all examined dogs to help understand diseases and trends in specific breeds.

If you're the owner of a pure-breed dog and are considering breeding, please speak with a member of the medical team to learn more about having your dog OFA registered.