Collaborative Care in Ophthalmology: it’s so much more than eyeballs!

Working within a multi-specialty hospital provides a fantastic opportunity for collaborative care, with numerous benefits to the patient, their owners, and our valued referral partners. Over the past five years, the Ophthalmology Services team has strengthened its relationships with a few departments to provide the highest quality collaborative care. Here’s why this is so important. Anesthesia & Pain Management: The most common type of patient with ocular disease is brachycephalic. These patients need individualized anesthetic…

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What Is Tear Staining in Dogs? How Do I Treat It?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tear Stains in Dogs   Pet owners often seek advice on how to treat the messy, frustrating problem of tear staining in dogs. If you research online the phrase “tear staining”, you will find numerous different products, ideas, and suggestions that claim to fix or prevent the staining. The fact that there are so many products available means that there is not ONE magic treatment or approach that will…

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Using Bandage Contact Lenses for Dogs and Cats

Contact lenses are used increasingly to provide pain management and to promote corneal healing. There are animal specific bandage lenses as well as human bandage lenses on the market. The human bandage lenses can be used in animals. The sizes of the bandage contact lens are as follows: Human bandage contact lenses are typically 14mm Diameter/8.6 Base Curve/0 Power Dog bandage contact lenses range from 15.5 to 22mm Diameter/8.5 to 11.8 Base Curve/0 Power Cat…

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