Diagnostic Testing at Our Animal Eye Clinic
The doctors at Animal Eye Associates are well trained in the diagnostic tests necessary to evaluate, diagnose, and determine the optimal treatment for ophthalmic diseases in animals. Learn more about what our skilled veterinary ophthalmologists can do and make an appointment at Animal Eye Associates today!
Tonometry measures the pressure in the eye, which is called the intraocular pressure. This information is helpful when evaluating the eye for glaucoma and intraocular inflammation.
Schirmer Tear Test
A healthy tear film is critical to ocular health. The Schirmer Tear Test measures tear production, and helps identify a condition known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), or dry eye.
Fluorescein stain has multiple uses in ophthalmic diagnostics. These include identification of corneal ulcers, assessing patency of the nasolacrimal system, and evaluating tear film health.
Rose Bengal Stain
The rose bengal stain evaluates tear film and corneal surface health.
Various ophthalmic conditions can affect function of the retina. The electroretinogram, or ERG, measures retina function.
Ocular ultrasound helps evaluate the eye for retina detachment, intraocular masses, and orbital disease. It is especially helpful when there is an eye abnormality which limits the doctor’s ability to see inside the eye, such as cataracts.
Gonioscopy evaluates the front part of the eye, specifically the angle formed between the iris and cornea. This is the drainage angle, and is where fluid exits the eye. Gonioscopy can be helpful in some cases of glaucoma and intraocular masses.
Elevated blood pressure can cause damage in the eyes. Blood pressure measurement evaluates patients for high blood pressure, which is also called systemic hypertension.
Cytology is examination of a small cell sample under a microscope. In some cases, cytology can help identify if an ocular disease is caused by infection, immune-mediated disease, or cancer.
Histopathology is the microscopic analysis of tissue which has been obtained by biopsy. Histopathology may be recommended to determine if an ocular condition is related to cancer, immune-mediated, or other disease.
A culture is helpful when bacterial or fungal infection is suspected. The culture with sensitivity testing can often identify the specific organism causing the infection, as well as the best antimicrobial treatment for the infection.