We See to It: Excellent Eye Care for Birmingham Pets
Our pets can experience eye and vision problems similar to those encountered by humans as well as some that are uniquely their own. Of course, eye injuries can happen any time at any age and can be very scary for the pet and owner alike.
How do I know if my pet is having eye or vision trouble?
Eye pain or visual disturbance can be difficult to identify in pets. Because our pets cannot tell us that they are having eye pain when exposed to bright lights or that they cannot see as well as they used to, we must rely on other indications from them to let us know there is a problem.
Symptoms of eye problems can include:
- Change in eye color, including a cloudy film
- Tearing or crusty discharge around the eye
- Difference in pupil size between eyes
- Squinting or inability to open one or both eyes
- Visible third eyelid
- Eyelid linings that are red or white
Diagnosis and Treatment
Valleydale Animal Clinic offers in-house eye exams. We have several diagnostic tools available to help identify any problems that your pet may be experiencing.
Eye staining is used to identify corneal ulcers or scratches. Schirmer tear test is used to identify chronic dry eye, which can be a problem for many dogs and tono pen tonometry to identify glaucoma. With the cutting edge technology available to our veterinarians we can successfully treat most eye and vision issues at our clinic.
On the rare occasion that you’re pet needs eye care beyond the scope of the services we offer, our veterinarians will refer you to local optometrists for further evaluation.