INFORMATION | COVID-19 SECURITY MEASURES

COVID-19: Ongoing preventative measures 

Before your next visit we invite you to watch this short video presented by Dr. Ollivier explaining the health and safety measures in place at the clinic. As we are a small clinic, these measures are aimed at protecting our clients and our dedicated team by limiting contact and by extension, the risk of contagion during appointments. Despite these temporary measures, we are eager to offer you the best service possible.

Our goal is to make your next visit safe and enjoyable. Thank you for your understanding.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our reception.

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EQUIPMENT

At Ophtalmo Vétérinaire, we use the most up-to-date technology to provide your animal with efficient, reliant and secure treatments. Our high performing equipment allows us to diagnose and treat all the ocular conditions of the eye and its adnexa.

EQUIPMENT FOR THE EYE EXAMINATIONS

The eye exam requires specialised equipment such as :

  • Slipt lamp to examine the anterior part of the eye.
  • Indirect ophthalmoscope to examine the posterior part of the eye.
  • The Tonovet tonometer to measure the intra-ocular pressure.
Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Slit-lamp, Tonometer : The Tonovet

Indirect Ophthalmoscopy

Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Slit-lamp, Tonometer : The Tonovet

Slit-lamp

Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Slit-lamp, Tonometer : The Tonovet

Tonometer : The Tonovet

EQUIPMENT FOR THE ADDITIONAL EXAMS (ERG)

ELECTRORETINOGRAM (ERG)

Your pet can be affected by a disease of the retina (nervous –sensitive part of the eye located at the far back) that can make your animal blind. The retina can be directly examined but its function can also be assessed with an additional test called electroretinogram that is done under sedation.

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Electroretinogram

Graph of a normal retinal function

Graph of a normal retinal function

OCULAR ULTRASOUND MACHINE

An ocular ultrasound can be recommended when the intra-ocular structures are note directly visible or if there is a condition affecting the orbital space, behind the eye (inflammation, abscess, cancer) or during an assessment prior to cataract surgery.

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Ocular ultra-sound

Image d’échographie normale de l’oeil, ultrason, chien, chat, lapin, décollement, retire, masse intraoculaire, cataractes

Image by ultrasound of a normal eye

EQUIPMENT USED DURING SURGERY FOR THE ANESTHESIA AND THE MONITORING OF THE ANIMAL DURING ANESTHESIA

All the ocular surgeries will need to be performed under anesthesia. Physical exam and blood work prior to surgery will therefore be necessary in order to check the health status of your pet and be sure that the risk due to anesthesia are minimal. These preoperative results will also allow us to establish the anesthesia protocol that is adequate for its condition

The most modern anesthesia system and a monitoring system checking various vital parameters will be used during the surgery. This equipment allow us to perform surgery in the most secure conditions possible.

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Anesthesia machine

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Monitoring machine used during anesthesia

MICROSURGERY INSTRUMENTS

Because of the small size of the lesions and the fragility of the ocular tissues on which surgeries are performed, very thin and delicate instruments are necessary for most of the ocular surgeries.

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Microsurgical instruments

Instruments chirurgie ophtalmique, oculaire, cataracte, greffe de conjonctive, paupières, enucleation, chien, chat

Microsurgical instruments

SURGICAL MICROSCOPE

During all surgeries on the cornea and in the eye (such as a cataract surgery), an operating microscope is necessary in order to have a very precise view of the tissues. An automated surgical microscope include light sources and various magnifying lenses allowing to reach a magnification of 20 times.

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Microsurgical microscope

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Microsurgical microscope

PHACOEMULSIFICATION MACHINE

There is no medical treatment to cure (remove) a cataract.

The surgical removal of a cataract (opacity of the lens that cause loss of vision) is the only possible treatment to give or improve the vision of your pet with cataract.

The surgical technique consists of a phaco-emulsification (removal of the opaque masses located in the bag of the lens) with the option to insert an artificial lens in the emptied lens bag. In order to perform this type of surgery, the animal needs to be anesthetized and we use the surgical microscope, the microsurgical instruments and the phacoemulsification machine. It is the same surgical procedure as when done for humans.

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Phaco-emulsification machine

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View of a cataract surgery by phaco-emulsification