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Ophthalmology Services

Diagnosing and treating ocular conditions

Like humans, animals can develop a variety of diseases that can affect their vision and ocular health. Common conditions include cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, infections, dry eye, tumors, trauma, and autoimmune diseases. During your appointment, our board-certified ophthalmologists and technical team members will be able to provide a diagnosis and discuss treatment options that are best suited to your pet’s needs. At Lakeshore, our goal is to restore and maintain your pet’s comfort and quality of life as soon as possible.

If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, s/he may benefit from an ophthalmic evaluation with one our board-certified ophthalmologists:

  • Abnormal appearance or color of one or both eyes
  • Signs of pain, holding an eye closed, or rubbing the eyes
  • Excessive ocular discharge
  • Changes in vision, manifested by running into objects or not following normal visual cues

Available techniques for diagnosing and treating ocular conditions:

  • Comprehensive ophthalmic examination
  • Electroretinography
  • Mass removal and other corrective surgeries
  • Microsurgery, including corneal repair and cataract removal
  • MRI and CT scans
  • Ocular and orbital ultrasonography
  • Ophthalmic laser surgeries and cryotherapy
  • Tear-film testing
  • Tonometry (ocular pressure)
  • Breed certification examinations for purebred dogs (OFA)
  • Our board-certified ophthalmologists have expertise in all ophthalmic conditions affecting your pet. Our team will collaborate with you and your primary care veterinarian to identify the specific cause of your pet’s condition and develop a treatment plan based on their experience and knowledge.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY PET?

Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment. After calling, be sure to ask your primary care veterinarian to send over all pertinent medical records so that we can prepare for your visit. The initial consultation includes a review of your pet's medical history, a physical examination, an assessment of current issues, and recommendations for next steps.

OPHTHALMOLOGY APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Continue to administer all medications as prescribed. You do not need to skip any doses of medications in preparation for your pet's appointment (unless otherwise directed).
  • Ophthalmology patients do not need to be fasted prior to their appointments (unless otherwise directed).
  • Please bring all current and prior medications to your appointment, including empty bottles. Pictures of prescription labels are also acceptable.
  • If your pet has an Elizabethan collar, please bring this to your appointment.
  • Please provide Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists with the names of all veterinary practices that have evaluated your pet in order for us to obtain pertinent medical records prior to your appointment.

MEET OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED SPECIALISTS:

  • Stacey Halse
    DVM, DACVO
    Opthalmology
    Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
  • Rachel Lisankis
    VMD, DACVO
    Opthalmology
    Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

 
Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists