Toronto Pet Eye Surgery Procedures

Ophthalmology Surgery for Your Pet

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The staff at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic isn't just a group of medical professionals; we're a team comprised of sympathetic and caring pet owners. From surgery to complete anesthesia monitoring, Dr. Wolfer and the dedicated team at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic insure that your pet receives the best care possible, with the compassion and empathy he or she deserves.

Orbital and Eyelid Surgery

We offer a complete spectrum of oculoplastic procedures for the treatment of orbital and eyelid disorders. If your pet is experiencing skin cancer or growths around the eye, droopy upper or lower eyelids or tear duct problems, speak with your veterinarian to see if orbital or eyelid surgery at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic is right for your pet.

Treating Your Pet's Cataracts

Like humans, animals can also develop cataracts. The skilled team at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic employs the latest techniques in phacoemulsification and intraocular lens placement for the treatment of your pet's cataracts. Cataracts occur when protein clumps up and clouds the lens of the eye, which then reduces the light that reaches the retina. If the clouding gets severe enough, blurred vision and even blindness can result.

Phacoemulsification is a procedure where a small incision is made in the side of the cornea. High-frequency ultrasound is used to break up the cloudy lens. After the cloudy lens is removed, a new lens is inserted, allowing the light to pass through and focus correctly on your pet's retina.

Glaucoma Prevention and Treatment

Glaucoma can cause permanent damage to your pets eyes, quickly leading to blindness. Cyclophotocoagulation is a laser therapy procedure that destroys the tissue that causes the increased intraocular pressure. Medical management must be initiated quickly in glaucoma so timely referral is very important.

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Your Pet's Vitreo Retinal Surgery in Toronto

Retina surgery is a specialized procedure in which the vitreous gel in the back of the eye is removed. The detached retina is then flattened back into its normal position with a heavy liquid and lasered in place. The heavy liquid is then replaced with silicone gel which remains within the eye to keep the retina secure. Retinal detachemnt is often seen in Shih Tzus where liquefaction of the vitreous gel occurs and the detachment is brought about by head shaking. The combination of the two cause a tear in the retina which leads to compete detachment and blindness.

Pet Eyelash Disorders

Dr. Wolfer and the team at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic treat a variety of eyelash disorders. In certain cases — distichiasis, ectopic cilia and other eyelash disorders — laser surgery is the preferred method for removing the affected eyelashes.

Cornea Surgery

The cornea is a transparent, multi-layered, shiny membrane that makes up the anterior portion of your pet's eyes. A corneal abrasion (or ulcer) is the erosion of these layers. If the erosion is deep, it is considered a corneal ulcer. Corneal disorders give a cloudy appearance to your pet's eyes.

If the injury to your pet's cornea is severe, surgery may be required to remove dead or poorly healing tissue or a corneal graft may be necessary.