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Veterinary Ophthalmologist & Ocular Procedures

Our veterinary eye specialists at our locations in O'Fallon & St. Louis offer vision care as a result of injuries or illness. We can diagnose and treat acute eye disorders for cats and dogs.

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What are common ocular procedures for cats and dogs?

At Animal Emergency Clinic, some of the most common ocular procedures we perform for cats and dogs include enucleations, exenterations and other trauma repairs.

We are equipped to handle basic ophthalmic examinations and diagnostics.

Ophthalmology FAQs

Animal Ophthalmology in St. Louis

Symptoms of Eye Problems in Cats & Dogs

Our veterinary ophthalmologists can diagnose and treat the following symptoms of eye problems in cats and dogs:

  • Dilated Pupils
  • Redness
  • Increased Tear Production
  • Corneal Cloudiness
  • Obviously Enlarged Eye
  • Visible Third Eyelid
  • Pain

Common Eye Problems in Pets

Some of the most common eye problems in pets we treat include:

  • Abrasions
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cataracts
  • Infections
  • Scratches
  • Vision Loss
  • Drainage
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Animal Ophthalmology FAQs

  • How can I prevent eye injuries in my pet?

    You can take precautions to keep your dog safe and avoid injury. To avoid hefty medical expenses in the future, socialize your pet to prevent fights. To lessen the possibility of a claw swipe, teach your cat and dog to get along. Do not allow your dog to run free in regions with a lot of underbrush is another idea.

  • What should I do if my dog/cat has something in their eye?

    Begin by trying to remove the foreign object or substance by flushing your pet’s eye with saline solution. Unfortunately, this may be difficult if your pet is experiencing eye pain.

    Do not attempt to remove the object with your fingers or tweezers, as this can damage the eye.

    If you are not able to flush the object out yourself, take your pet to your veterinarian as soon as possible so that your pet doesn’t experience any complications.

  • How does a vet diagnose an eye injury?

    It's critical to stay on top of your pet's symptoms and the circumstances that may have led to their eye injury. This can assist your veterinarian in determining the severity of the injury.

    If your veterinarian cannot immediately see an object in your dog's eye, they will perform an ocular exam to determine if there is a deeper injury or bruising from trauma.

  • What are the treatment options available to me if my pet has an eye injury?

    The best treatment will be determined by the severity of your dog's eye injury and whether or not the eye is infected. An e-collar to prevent your pet from rubbing the injured eye and prescription antibiotics or drops may be used to treat a minor injury.

    In some cases, if your pet has a severe eye problem, surgery may be required to repair your pet's eye.

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Compassionate Emergency Care for Pets

Animal Emergency Clinic is an after-hours emergency animal hospital providing urgent care to cats and dogs from St. Louis and surrounding areas. Contact us right away if you are experiencing a veterinary emergency.

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