Surgical Services

What to Expect

  • We will help you schedule any needed procedures at the end of your appointment.

  • Some procedures can be performed the same day, and others may have to wait 24-48 hours to therapeutically prepare the eye for surgery, process necessary pre-anesthetic blood screens, or until the next surgical appointment is available. 

  • Most surgical procedures are scheduled in the morning, and patients are discharged from the hospital by early to mid-afternoon.

  • Reducing stress and separation anxiety is especially important in visually impaired pets. We find that our patients recuperate best when they are with you and returned to their home setting as soon as possible after anesthetic recovery. 

  • While isoflurane gas anesthesia is perfectly safe & effective, we prefer to maintain our patients on sevoflurane gas in order to provide the most rapid post operative recovery, despite the added costs of the agent.

Surgical Procedures

AVCSC offers a wide range of services to help restore vision and comfort including:

  • Cataract surgery with artificial lens implantation

  • Lens removal due to luxation

  • Corneal grafting and reconstruction

  • Keratectomy to remove corneal sequestrae 

  • Removal of ocular foreign bodies

  • Glaucoma surgery, including laser cyclophotoablation

  • Laser retinopexy

  • Removal of abnormal eye lashes (distichia, ectopic cilia)

  • Eyelid and ocular tumor removal

  • Eyelid repair and reconstruction (entropion, medial canthal closure, third eyelid cartilage defects, eyelid agenesis)

  • Prolapsed tear gland of the third eyelid repair (“cherry eye”)

  • Diamond burr polishing & keratoplasty for indolent corneal ulcers

  • Intraocular prosthesis