Initial exams take approximately 1 hour. The nurse will begin by obtaining a medical history and performing standard diagnostic testing. The doctor will then perform a thorough ocular exam. After the exam, the doctor will discuss the diagnosis and recommend treatment.
We know your time is very important to you and while we strive to remain on time for our patients, emergency situations do arise. We appreciate your patience and understanding if we should run behind your appointment time. For your convenience and to speed things along, on the day of your appointment, please:
- Bring all medication that is currently being used.
- Bring the name of your regular veterinarian.
- If possible, have a referral form faxed over from your referring veterinarian.
- Try to arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete paperwork needed for your pet’s medical history. For your convenience, this form can be printed out by clicking here.
- If you will be unable to keep your appointment, please give us at least 24 hour advance notice and we will be happy to reschedule your pet for another time.
- For CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exams you will need:
- Your pet’s registered name and date of birth
- The permanent ID and/or microchip number
- The AKC registration number
The above video (Cataract, You and Your Pet) is a primer for pet owners considering cataract surgery for their dog or cat. Produced by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists this video explores, causes, detection, effects and treatment of cataract in dogs and cats.