The Ophtalmo Vétérinaire clinic is completely dedicated to providing your pet with the best ocular care possible. Please find below the various services offered:
We perform a full eye examination using specialized equipment. All the exam procedures are conducted in an environment that is calm and controlled: in the most gentle way possible, using the least possible of restrain methods and favoring the use of treats to handle your pets.
Gentle restrain for ophthalmic exam
Gentle restrain using treats
Gentle restrain using a towel
The eye exam can include the Fluorescein test and the Schirmer tear test (test measuring the tear production) if it is needed. However, the first steps of the eye exam are :
Biomicroscopy- slit-lamp examination : it is the exam of the adnexas (eyelids, lacrimal glands) and the anterior segment of the eye (from the cornea to the lens).
Indirect ophthalmoscopy : it is the exam of the posterior segment of the eye (vitreous and retina)
Tonometry (using the Tonovet) : it is the measure of the intra-ocular pressure.
View of an eye with the slit-lamp
View of a normal dog’s retina with the Indirect Ophthalmoscope
These steps will allow us to discuss with you the possibility of performing other additional tests in order to precise the diagnosis, the treatment or the prognosis.
Additional ophthalmic tests :
The ancillary eye exams offered at the Ophtalmo Vétériniare clinic are :
Imaging of the eye and the orbit (ultrasound) when the internal structures of the eye are not visible, for conditions of the orbit (inflammation, abscess or cancer behind the eye)
Function test (electroretinogram) in case of vision loss that is sudden or unclear, for eye certification for breeding animals, and prior to cataract surgery
Refraction test (skiascopy) to evaluate the visual acuity of your pet
Bacterial or cytological sampling of the eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, aqueous humor and vitreous
Biopsy of palpebral or conjunctival masses
Following these tests, we will propose you the medical and/or surgical treatment that fits the most for your pet’s condition, while we will take time to answer your questions and your preoccupations and to fulfill your needs. We always work in hands in hands with your family veterinarian.
Medical treatments with or without hospitalisation
Some ocular conditions need:
An eyelid surgery: Entropion, ectropion, medial canthoplasty (for brachycephalic breeds) or reconstructrive surgery
A surgery of the nictitating membrane gland (cherry eye)
A corneal reconstructive surgery : corneal graft, conjunctival graft, conjunctivo-corneal transposition, biomaterial graft.
A ponctiform thermokeratoplasty
A placement of a therapeutic corneal lens
A glaucoma surgery
An anterior lens luxation surgery
A cataract surgery by phacoemulsification with artificial lens implantation
An orbital surgery
Eye certification exam (OFA, CERF)
A CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) certificate has been set up years ago according to the recommendation of the American college of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO). It a a very common certificate , internationally recognized . Since a couple of years, the OFA-ECR certificate from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is also available. These two certificates are available at the Ophthalmo veterinaire clinic and are obtained after a standardized eye examination in order to detect the absence or presence of an eventual hereditary ocular condition in dogs. We think it is important to spread the word about these certificates to our colleagues, dog breeders and pet’s owner.