Veterinary Eye Center, PLLC

3908A Far West Blvd
Austin, TX 78731

(512)255-8700

veteyecenter.evetsites.net

Services 

We offer a wide range of veterinary ophthalmology services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Diagnostic Services:  Our hospital provides the most comprehensive, state-of-the art ophthalmology services available in the region.  We strive to offer our patients, clients and referring veterinarians the very highest quality services in veterinary ophthalmology.

  • Eye examination
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy to examine the front part of the eye
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy to examine the back of the eye
  • Schirmer tear tests (dry eye evaluation)
  • Fluorescein and Rose Bengal stains for corneal disease
  • Tonometry (eye pressure testing for glaucoma)
  • Gonioscopy (eye drainage angle examination)
  • Retinoscopy for near or far-sightedness
  • Diagnostic tests:
    • Electroretinograms to measure retinal function
    • Ultrasound designed specifically for the eye with 10 mHz and 20 mHz probes to look for retinal detachments or eye tumors
    • Blood tests to search for causes of uveitis and pre-anesthesia
    • Blood pressure measurement with Doppler
  • Eye Surgery
    • Cataract phacoemulsification surgery
    • Cryosurgery for distichia (abnormal eyelid hairs), luxated (displaced) lenses and eye cancers
    • Diode laser surgery for retinal detachments, eye cancers, and glaucoma
    • Microsurgery with an operating microscope for corneal ulcers and infections, eye injuries, cancers, etc.
    • Biopsies
    • Ocular silicone prosthetic surgery or Intrascleral prosthetic surgery
    • Eyelid surgery for entropion (eyelids rolling in), cherry eye, masses, ectopic cilia (displaced hair growing inside the eyelid)
    • Salivary Parotid duct transpositions for severe, medically unresponsive dry eye
    • Many other!  Call us if you have specific questions.

Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients.  Using the most modern equipment, the patient's blood pressure, exhaled carbon diode, oxygenation, ECG, heart rate and respiration rate, etc. are monitored during all anesthetic procedures by a dedicated veterinary anesthetist.  The technical staff at Veterinary Eye Centers are trained in veterinary anesthesia.  We spare no expense to provide the highest quality anesthesia available in private referral practice.

Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, and urinalysis. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for expanded or specialized diagnostics, pathology, microbiology and consultations.

    
Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of eye and oral pharmaceuticals at very competitive pricing.  We work hard to keep our eye medication costs low for our patients and clients.  We also have an online pharmacy that ships directly from our supplier for our clients.

Large Animals:  We also see large animals including horses, Alpaca and others!  We go mobile with our equipment, supplies and meet patients at a Large Animal Hospital within an hour's drive of our Austin practice.  See our Large Animals webpage for more information.

Telemedicine:  We offer telemedicine visits for established patients who have had a physical exam in the last 12-months.  These visits are limited to surface eye problems.  See our Telemedicine webpage for more information.