Here’s Penny the cocker spaniel (one of our staff pets) recovering well after her referral surgery at Veterinary Vision to remove extra eyelashes (distichiasis) and extra clumps of hair at the corners of her eyes (hairy caruncles).
Extra eyelid hairs are removed with a combination of cyrosurgery (freezing) and electrolysis to destroy the hair follices producing the abnormal hairs. The “hairy caruncles” which wick moisture away from the corners of the eye are removed by surgical excision.
All in all this hopefully means no more runny eyes!
Whilst we can provide most orthopaedics and soft tissue surgeries on site there are occasionally times when referral to an external specialist is required (specialist opthalmology, oncology, neurology and more).
We are always happy to discuss the best referral options for your case taking in to account your budget and transportation.