Veterinary Vision offers equine cataract extraction surgery in conjunction with our Equine partner hospitals.
The surgical technique used to remove the cataract is the same that is used in people. A small (3.2mm) incision is made at the edge of the cornea, and through that a window is cut in the front of the lens. An ultrasonic probe is then inserted into the lens and vibrates at high frequency to break up the lens (phacoemulsification) and aspirate the fragments.
This leaves an empty capsular bag which used to contain the cataractous lens, and into which an artificial intraocular lens can now be inserted.
If you have a case which you like to discuss, please contact us on 01768 877255.