To effectively treat an eye problem, first we need to identify all the changes present and why they have occurred. Eyes are complex structures and small, subtle changes can be very significant. We use a variety of equipment to give us the correct lighting and magnification to fully examine all parts of the eye, and then perform additional tests to check out any areas of concern. The process is very similar to having an examination with a human ophthalmologist or optometrist, except that we can't ask our patients to read letters off a chart!
Once we have a diagnosis then we will discuss all the treatment options with you and together come up with the plan that best suits you and your pet. We will then start medications and/or book follow up appointments, procedures or surgery as needed. We will send reports to your usual vet throughout the treatment process to keep them in the loop.
Dogs NZ eye screening: Dr Bayley is able to screen dogs for all recognised inherited eye diseases including; Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM), Cataract, Persistant Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous (PHPV/PTVL), retinal dysplasia (MRD/TRD), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Goniodysgenesis, Retinal Pigmented Epithelium Dystrophy (RPED) and Primary Lens Luxation. After the examination, a certificate will be provided that outlines the findings.
Many eye problems require surgery as part of the treatment plan. We use the latest surgical techniques, usually assisted by our operating microscope and microsurgical instruments.
We perform a wide range of surgeries including:
- Entropion/ectropion- correction of eyelids that roll in or out
- Ectopic cilia excision and distichia cryosurgery- removal of abnormal hairs which cause irritation
- Major blepharoplasty- correction of severe eyelid disorders such as 'diamond eye'
- Eyelid tumour excision and lid reconstruction
- Upper eyelid and brow droop surgery
- 'Cherry eye' replacement surgery
- Scrolling nictitans cartilage surgery
- Conjunctival and corneal tumour removal
- Keratectomy- surgery to treat several types of non healing ulcers
- Corneal collagen crosslinking- for non-surgical management of melting ulcers
- Corneal grafting- surgery to treat deep corneal ulcers
- Cataract extraction by phacoemulsification with artificial lens implantation- cataract surgery
- Lens extraction surgery for lens dislocation
- Gonioimplantation for surgical management of glaucoma
- Intrascleral prosthesis- an alternative to eye removal for some patients with end-stage eye disease
- Enucleation +/- intraorbital prosthesis- eye removal for end-stage eye disease or cancerBack to top