Veterinary Vision operates a comprehensive equine ophthalmology referral service for the North of England and South of Scotland. Surgical cases are seen at one of our partner equine Hospitals.

We are equipped with full microsurgical operating facilities for extra-ocular and intra-ocular surgery, including equine cataract surgery, intra-ocular laser surgery and cyclosporine implants for equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) and immune-mediated corneal stromal keratitis.

We perform all types of intra-ocular and extra-ocular surgery including:

  • Equine Cataract Surgery by phacoemulsification with intraocular lens placement
  • Lens Luxation Surgery
  • Endolaser Surgery for Cystic Corpora Nigra, Melanomas and Retinal detachments
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Sustained release cyclosporine implant placement for equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)
  • Entropion correction
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Treatment of distichia and ectopic cilia with cryoepilation
  • Orbital Surgery

Consultations include:

  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Gonioscopy

Further investigations can be carried out as appropriate:

  • Refraction testing
  • Ultrasonography
  • Electroretinography

We are always happy to examine ocular lesions that have been identified at pre-purchase examination and give an opinion on their significance. Ocular lesions identified at PPE can often present problems for the examining veterinary surgeon since the duration, rate of progression and clinical significance of the lesions is often not easily determined on a simple ophthalmoscopic examination.

However, in the majority of cases we are able to give an opinion on the likely significance of an ocular lesion now and in the future. We are always pleased to discuss such cases with yourselves or examine the horse on behalf of the purchaser or vendor. You may find our factsheet on Equine Ocular PPE a useful reminder of common conditions and their significance.