Ocular conditions that benefit from evaluation by a Veterinary Ophthalmolgist – A partial list

Orbital disorders – retrobulbar abscess, retrobulbar mass

Eyelid and eyelash disorders – entropion, ectropion, ectopic cilia, distichia, blepharitis

Tear film disorders – keratoconjunctivitis sicca, prolapsed gland of the third eyelid

Conjunctival and corneal disorders – conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, chronic superficial keratitis

Intraocular disorders – anterior uveitis

Lens disorders – cataract, lens subluxation and luxation

Retinal disorders – retinal detachment, retinal degeneration, retinal inflammation

Ocular trauma – proptosis, eyelid and corneal laceration

Vision disturbances – blindness, changes in behavior

OFA – Eye examinations for OFA Eye Certification Registry

This list is by no means exhaustive.  It is meant as an overview.  Examination by your general practice veterinarian will help determine the need for referral to a veterinary ophthalmologist.