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Ophthalmology
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Ophthalmology: Always Accessible, Always Approachablele

Willows is home to one of the UK’s strongest Veterinary Ophthalmology teams with experience in diagnosing, treating and managing thousands of patients with a full range of complex eye conditions. Direct access to our Specialist Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care teams offers an unrivalled multidisciplinary approach for ophthalmic conditions.

Complimented by world-class Diagnostic Imaging facilities and Specialist Radiologists, Willows ensures world-leading diagnostics, interpretation, treatment and related procedures for the most complex eye conditions.

Our Ophthalmology team are supported by highly trained veterinary nurses providing round the clock post-operative and follow up patient care.

At Willows we are ‘Committed to Excellence’, with this our Ophthalmologists are committed to excellence at every level, and with each and every patient that they see and treat.
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Ophthalmology: Always Available, Always Accessible

Willows is home to one of the UK’s strongest Veterinary Ophthalmology teams with experience in diagnosing, treating and managing thousands of patients with a full range of complex eye conditions. Direct access to our Specialist Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care teams offers an unrivalled multidisciplinary approach for ophthalmic conditions.

Complimented by world-class Diagnostic Imaging facilities and Specialist Radiologists, Willows ensures world-leading diagnostics, interpretation, treatment and related procedures for the most complex eye conditions.

Our Ophthalmology team are supported by highly trained veterinary nurses providing round the clock post-operative and follow up patient care.

At Willows we are ‘Committed to Excellence’, with this our Ophthalmologists are committed to excellence at every level, and with each and every patient that they see and treat.
At Willows we are ‘Committed to Excellence’, with this our Ophthalmologists are committed to excellence at every level, and with each and every patient that they see and treat.
What can I Expect if my Pet is Referred to an Ophthalmic Specialist?

The starting point for each patient referred to an Ophthalmic Specialist at Willows is a full consultation and discussion with the owner. The routine ophthalmic examinations and further diagnostic techniques that can be performed include:

  • Schirmer tear test readings
  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy and tonometry (rebound or applanation)
  • Close and distant direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Gonioscopy
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques i.e. ocular ultrasonography and electroretinography.
What can I Expect if my Pet is Referred to an Ophthalmic Specialist?

The starting point for each patient referred to an Ophthalmic Specialist at Willows is a full consultation and discussion with the owner. In addition to a routine ophthalmic examination, further diagnostic techniques can be applied including:

  • Close and distant direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy and tonometry (rebound or applanation)
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques i.e. gonioscopy, ocular ultrasonography and electroretinography.

What are the Most Common Ophthalmic Conditions?

Our Specialist Ophthalmologists have a broad range of interests in both medical and surgical eye conditions including:

  • Eyelid disorders and reconstructive lid surgery
  • Glaucoma management
  • Investigation and treatment of ocular inflammatory disease
  • Sudden onset blindness/SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome)
  • Corneal sequestrum and corneal grafting procedures for the management of corneal ulcers and other disorders of the cornea.

Our Specialist team also have a major interest in lens luxation and cataracts, and in particular their surgical management by phacoemulsification.

What are the Most Common Ophthalmic Conditions?

Our Specialist Ophthalmologists have a broad range of interests in both medical and surgical eye conditions including:

  • Eyelid disorders and reconstructive lid surgery
  • Glaucoma management
  • Investigation and treatment of ocular inflammatory disease
  • Sudden onset blindness/SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome)
  • Corneal sequestrum and corneal grafting procedures for the management of corneal ulcers and other disorders of the cornea.

Our Specialist team also have a major interest in lens luxation and cataracts, and in particular their surgical management by phacoemulsification.

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What Facilities are Available at Willows?

Patients undergoing eye treatment and surgery not only benefit from Specialist expertise, but also from access to state-of-the-art specialised ophthalmic surgical equipment including:

  • State-of-the-art phacoemulsification equipment 
  • High specification Zeiss operating microscope
  • Cryotherapy unit
  • Diode laser unit
  • Corneal cross-linking.
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What Facilities are Available at Willows?

Patients undergoing eye treatment and surgery not only benefit from Specialist expertise, but also from access to state-of-the-art specialised ophthalmic surgical equipment including:

  • High specification Zeiss operating microscope
  • Top quality microsurgical instrumentation
  • Laser unit
  • Corneal cross-linking.

Meet Our Specialists