Ophthalmological Examination



The Eye unit in the medical department which conducts detailed ophthalmological examination such as Tonometry, Ophthalmoscopy and successful medical and surgical intervention in cases such as Uveitis, Glaucoma, Third eye prolapse and Cataract surgeries to mention a few.


At Petcare Animal Hospital we conduct examinations such as:

Fluorescein Stain

Fluorescein dye is used to detect defects of the cornea as well as tear quality. It is also used to evaluate the flow of the tears through the nasolacrimal duct to the nostrils.

Direct Ophthalmoscopy
The direct ophthalmoscope gives a largely magnified view of the ocular features. Performing distant direct ophthalmoscopy is an excellent tool to evaluate even the slightest differences in pupil size.

Indirect Ophthalmoscopy
Using a headset and hand lens allows the ophthalmologist to examine the structures at the back of the eye including the vitreous humor, retina, and optic nerve.

After instillation of an anesthetic drop, a digital tonometer (TonoPen) is gently touched to the patient’s cornea to determine the intraocular pressure. High pressure is indicative of glaucoma while low pressure may be the result of inflammation in the eye.

Schirmer Tear Test
Paper tear test strips are placed inside the patients eyelids for 1 minute. The tears produced by the patient can be measured and evaluated. Detection of low tear production allows early diagnosis of dry eye.

That is why the doctors and staff of Petcare Animal Hospital strive to provide your pets with quality, state-of-the-art, and compassionate ophthalmic treatment.