Practice limited to disease and surgery for the animal eye
To be eligible for this offer, your pet must be diagnosed with diabetes by a veterinarian. This offer includes the initial examination, tear test, glaucoma test, fluorescein stain, and gonioscopy. Any dispensed medications and recheck examinations (if required) are not included.
Our top priority is to preserve, maintain and restore vision to as many of our four legged companions as possible. We strive educate as many pet owners as possible on the importance of prevention and ocular health. Animal Eye Clinic introduced the Free Diabetic Initial Exam experiment in an effort to reach out to pet owners and regular veterinarians to impress the many benefits of early intervention in diabetic patients. Over the thrity years we have been treating diabetic pets, we have seen too many cases where the diabetic cataracts caused so much inflammation that the eyes were inoperable by the time we examined the patient. Our hearts broke as we watched the owners realize that their pet's vision was forever lost. We will continue our plight as long as we continue to reach at least one pet and help prevent the ramifications of severe lens induced inflammation.
Diabetic caratacts are the leading cause of blindness in the canine population. In many cases, the cataracts progress so rapidly that the lens swells and begins to leak protein into the eye. The unfamiliar protein in the eye causes the body's immune system to respond by attacking the protein like it would attack bacteria or a virus. This sudden immune response results in severe inflammation (uveitis), discomfort and in some cases renders the eye inoperable. If caught early the eyes can be treated and delay or control the uveitis caused by the cataracts, at a minimal expense to the pet owner. With the early treatment, not only can we control painful uveitis but cataract surgery can be performed to restore vision if the owner desires.
5800 W. Interstate 20 Suite 120 5750 W. Vickery Blvd Suite 124