Highlighting the Comparative Ophthalmology Service

Exam in Comparative Ophthalmology ServiceThe Comparative Ophthalmology Service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) offers comprehensive care for companion and equine animals with eye abnormalities providing a variety of services such as cataract extraction, artificial lens implantation, corneal or glaucoma surgery, laser surgery and various clinical trials. 

Over the last four years, the service increased visits almost 20 percent. To accommodate this additional growth, the service has expanded to our Dublin location and is able to offer 30 more appointments per week. By adding additional appointments, the service can deliver exceptional patient care to pets and their owners while also providing an excellent clinical learning experience for future veterinary students. 

Each May, the VMC’s Comparative Ophthalmology Service participates in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Throughout the month, they provide complimentary screening eye exams for service and working animals one to two days each week, resulting in roughly 25-30 dogs seen through this event per year. 

There is a critical need for ophthalmologists in the veterinary community. The support of grateful clients has enabled the purchase of much needed supplies for residents to practice ophthalmic microsurgery techniques, an ophthalmic photography model and kit for resident and faculty teaching opportunities and funded resident travel to present their research at conferences such as the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference. 

The Ophthalmology Service at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center emphasizes the importance of the care specialists can provide not only to referring veterinarians but the general public as well.

Did you receive care with the Comparative Ophthalmology Service at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center and want to say ‘thank you’ to your veterinarian? You can do that here!