Veterinary Ophthalmology


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A specialist in veterinary ophthalmology (a “veterinary ophthalmologist”) has fulfilled the requirements to be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, including a 3-year residency and a rigorous examination. 


A veterinary ophthalmologist specializes in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the eye in animals. Typical conditions seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist include:

  • cataracts
  • glaucoma
  • vision problems
  • eye infections
  • ocular cancers
  • corneal ulcers
  • dry eye problems
  • eyelid abnormalities
  • diseases of the retina
  • inherited eye defects

Certifying Body

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)