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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Clinical Service

Our Ophthalmology clinical service is run by one of our vets, Suzy Robinson, at our Chalfont St. Giles surgery.

 

Suzy graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and later achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology. Since then, Suzy has spent her time gaining further experience in ophthalmology at the Wheelhouse and enjoys seeing and treating a wide variety of ophthalmological cases.

Learn more about Suzy
  • What Does An Ophthalmology Consult Include?
  • Equipment
  • What Cases Can We See?
  • Prices
  • How Do I Arrange An Appointment For This Service?

What Does An Ophthalmology Consult Include?

Initial Consult- 40 minutes

  • Thorough review of clinical history
  • Full physical assessment  
  • Full ophthalmic exam including: Tonometry. Slit lamp exam, Schirmer tear test and fluorescein exam, Local anaesthetic usage for examination if indicated
  • Discussion regarding treatment options  

Based on her findings Suzy will then discuss the best treatment plan going forward for your pet.

Suzy will arrange any follow up consultations if needed, to ensure the best case continuity possible for you and your pet.

Equipment

We are equipped with the necessary instrumentation to carry out a higher level of ophthalmic service, including: 

  • Tonometry 
  • Slit lamp biomicroscope 
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy 
  • Microsurgical operating equipment 
  • Loupes (magnification) 

What Cases Can We See?

Suzy can see a wide range of ophthalmological conditions including:

  • Conformational eyelid problems- including entropion and ectropion in both dogs and cats
  • Eyelid masses
  • Conjunctivitis, ocular pain or epiphora
  • Distichiasis and ectopic cilia
  • Corneal disease – including chronic non-healing ulcers, deep ulcers, and those that may need surgical grafting
  • Corneal foreign bodies (non-penetrating)
  • Prolapsed nictitans glands (cherry eye)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
  • Uveitis
  • Vision problems

This list is not exhaustive and if you feel your pet may benefit from our Ophthalmology service, please ask your vet to speak to our team, or call the practice so we can advise further.

Please note that we cannot carry out intraocular surgery, which includes cataract surgery. Patients requiring intraocular surgery or some other types of complicated ophthalmic problem may need to be referred to a specialist ophthalmologist at a specialist centre.

Prices

Prices

  • Initial Consultation - £115
  • Re-examination - £65

Our prices are usually significantly lower than at specialist referral centres and so can be a good option for clients and pets who cannot proceed with full specialist referral.

If you are a member of the Wheelhouse Healthcare Plan, this cover extends to our Ophthalmology service as well.

How Do I Arrange An Appointment For This Service?

If you are already a Wheelhouse client, please discuss this with your usual vet, who can arrange for you to be seen by the Ophthalmology clinical service.

If you are not already registered with the Wheelhouse Vets, then please contact your usual vet to request an appointment with our Ophthalmology clinical service.

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