Ophthalmology consultations are always a matter of urgency. Since in most cases an early diagnosis will always have a better prognosis. Signs such as scratching the eyes, having the eyelids closed or discharge from the eyes should alert us as owners to visit a veterinarian. The eyes are very delicate and sensitive structures that allow our pet to interact with their environment.
At Lleida Veterinary Hospital, in Lleida, our ophthalmology service has all the equipment and materials necessary to guarantee a correct diagnosis and treatment of the most common eye diseases.
Most common eye injuries
Corneal ulcers: Corneal ulcers are treated in our center on a daily basis. The revolutionary “Diamond Burn” cornea polishing technology and the application of therapeutic contact lenses provide the most complicated ulcers a simpler and safer treatment today. For exceptional cases, we have cell membrane graft techniques for deep ulcers or those with a high risk of perforation.
Lacrimal Gland Prolapse of the Nictitating Membrane: The prolapse of this gandula is a very common problem. This gland is responsible for producing approximately 40% of the watery secretion of the tear. Today, surgery is recommended to reposition it so that it never loses its function.
Entropion / Ectropion: Anomalies in the position and shape of the eyelids cause many eye problems for our pets. At Lleida Veterinary Hospital, we perform palpebral plasty techniques including Shar-pei surgery, or techniques to correct ocular brachiocephalic syndrome.
Uveitis: Intraocular inflammation is the result of external injuries (trauma, accidents) or internal injuries (infections, neoplasms, immune-mediated processes) whose consequences can be very serious. A correct diagnosis and quick treatment plan are key for a better prognosis.
Glaucoma: It is the result of an increase in pressure inside the eye, which produces very painful symptoms and can cause loss of vision in pets. In many cases, it is necessary to resort to surgical treatment.
The falls: Like humans, our pets can also suffer alterations in their lenses that lead to the formation of cataracts. In this case, it is important to know the cause of them in order to recognise what kind of surgery is needed.
The vision: Vision loss can be temporary or permanent, can occur at different ages and can be the result of different diseases. If you have noticed that your pet has vision difficulties, do not hesitate to come to our center. Many of the diseases that affect the eyes can lead to irreversible irreversible blindness or even loss of the eye itself.
Many of the diseases that affect the eyes can lead to irreversible blindness or even loss of the eye itself, so book an appointment at Lleida Veterinary Hospital if you have any worries.