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Many eye problems can be managed by a general practice veterinarian (DVM or VMD). However, if the veterinarian believes that the patient would benefit from the skills and experience of a specialist, the patient may be referred to a veterinary ophthalmologist for additional care. Problems typically referred can include: perceived cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, severe injuries, and cancer of the eye.
Just as with human medicine, veterinary medical specialists are becoming a valuable resource in treating your pet. Your general practice veterinarian has excellent training in veterinary medicine and acts as a family practice physician to your pet. But just as with human medicine, there are occasions when your veterinarian might want assistance or suggest a referral to a specialist to better meet your pet's needs.
Many eye diseases are time sensitive so prompt consultation or referral is often in your animal's best interest.
SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Hoy ACVO
Dr. Sarah Hoy is a native Vermonter who returned home and started Vermont Veterinary Eye Care in 2009 to offer veterinary ophthalmology services to local pet owners and referring veterinarians. She graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and completed an internship at Colorado State University in 2005. Dr. Hoy completed her comparative veterinary ophthalmology residency and Master’s degree at The Ohio State University in 2008 and became board certified in 2011.
VIZOOVET is a unique, natural and patented preservative free eye drop for animals. It is indicated to relieve and refresh dry and irritated eyes. It contains natural extracts of three well known ingredients:
These ingredients have been used for centuries worldwide for various health issues and dog eye infection. Vizoovet plays an important role in the protection and comfort of the ocular surface. The lubricating ingredient Glycerin helps stabilize the ocular surface and protects it from drying out. VIZOOVET has a naturally effective, triple action for dry eyes:
VIZOOVET PROTECT is available in a new 10ml bottle as well as the convenient unit dose vials which can be re-sealed and safely used for up to 24 hours. The sterile eye drops are preservative free, phosphate free and pH neutral. Use 2 drops per day for 10 days and then as necessary.
One ACVO had this to say:
“I use it on unresponsive neurogenic KCS. Very painful eyes. Owner calling saying the dog is much more comfortable after medication started.”
For KCS, allergic conjunctivitis and corneal erosion. VIZOOVET drops the tear osmolarity down to it's normal level and relieves the pain in a very short time.
See the rest of this case of a Bulldog named "California" that has been treated for KCS for 10 years. Her Ophthalmologist Dr. Rick Lanuza gave her owner a sample of Vizoovet Protect
Just a few days after Vizoovet
" Snickers" has Blepharitis
"Snickers" 26 hours after starting Vizoovet
5 days after stopping Tacrolimus and starting Vizoovet - To find out more click below: