Eye Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery is the specific area of pet care involving treatment of an animal’s eyes. We do not have a specialist's qualifications but your vet has performed hundreds of eye surgeries throughout the years and has worked alongside with eye specialists in a referral centre in Melbourne and in various accredited workshops in NSW.

Eye examinations require specific equipment, such as an ophthalmoscope (a magnifying light to look into the eye). Your Vet 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.

Family Pet Centre is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

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

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

  • Eyelid surgery -  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)

Your Vet at Family Pet Centre can also refer your pet to a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist for specialised procedures such as eye ultrasound, vision testing or cataract removal.