Ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology team offer a complete ophthalmic assessment for patients with ocular disease or ophthalmic emergencies. Woodcroft Veterinary Referrals has three Veterinary Ophthalmologists working as part of the wider referral team to provide all aspects of veterinary care to our patients.

Using the latest techniques our ophthalmology team offer complete ophthalmic assessment and if required surgical procedures including cataract surgery, lendectomy by phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation.

Our operating theatres are equipped and managed to the highest of standards to ensure the best outcome for our patients. Supported by our onsite 24 hospital, our team of knowledgeable and caring Vets and Nurses provide intensive overnight medical management and quick recovery of patients following surgery.

 

Suitable cases for referral

 

  • In depth ophthalmic examination
    • Extraocular microsurgery including:
    • Parotid duct transposition surgery
    • Lacrimal punctal surgery

 

  • Corneal and corneo-scleral surgery including:
    • Conjunctival pedicle grafting
    • Corneal-Conjunctival transposition
    • Superficial keratectomy

 

  • Cataract assessment:
    • Lendectomy by phacoemulsification
    • Intraocular lens implantation
    • Eyelid reconstruction and correction of eyelid deformities

 

  • Third eyelid surgery:
    • Nictitating gland replacement (client information leaflet available)
    • Scrolled cartilage correction
    • Glaucoma implant surgery

 

Equipment and techniques available

 

  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Orbital and ocular ultrasonography
  • Gonioscopy
  • Operating microscope
  • Blood pressure assessment
  • Electroretinography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging and Computed tomography

Phacoemulsification with Signature Model

Meet the team

 

Alistair Oldfield BSc (Hons) BVSc Cert VOphthal MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Clinical Director of Ophthalmology          

 

Alison Rutter BVetMed BSc (Hons) MRCVS PgC Ophthal PgC SAS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Clinical Director of Ophthalmology

 

Marta Lopez Garcia LDA Vet PGCertSAOphthal MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

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Refer a patient

We can treat various cases at our Woodcroft Veterinary Hospital. Vets can refer a case either online or by downloading our Referrals form:

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