What to expect at your first ophthalmology appointment:
Your pet will have baseline diagnostic testing performed, including a tear test, fluorescein staining to evaluate for corneal ulcers, and an intraocular pressure check. Your pet’s pupils may also be dilated. Dr. Greenberg will examine your pet’s eyes using slit lamp biomicroscopy as well as indirect ophthalmoscopy. Other common diagnostic tests that are performed, although not always the first time you come in, include electroretinography, ocular and orbital imaging via ultrasound and CT scan.
Every test performed will be explained to you, and all are very important in assessing your pet’s ocular health. Your pet’s condition will be fully explained to you, and recommendations for his or her continued care will be discussed.