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We accept referrals from primary care veterinarians as well as self referrals.

Types of Examinations:

Ophthalmic Examination: Complete ophthalmic examination is performed on all new patients which assess the eyelid structures, the anterior and posterior segment of the eye and the possibility of ocular disease processes. If the patient has been referred from a primary care veterinarian a referral report will be sent to the veterinarian describing the examination findings, the diagnosis and the recommended treatment.

Eye Certification Registration (ECR):  Eye exam performed to identify heritable eye diseases in purebred dogs.

The ACVO is pleased to announce a new Eye Certification Registry (ECR). The new ECR is a joint effort between the OFA and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and has the full endorsement of the ACVO and their member Diplomates. The addition of eye examination results to the OFA database will unquestionably make the OFA the most complete resource of canine health screening results in the world and enhance this important toolset for responsible breeders to make more informed breeding decisions in an effort to reduce the incidence of inherited disease. For more information about OFA and ECR please visit the website:  www.offa.org


Common Ophthalmic Problems that we diagnose and/or treat:

  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cataracts
  • Keratoconjunctivitis (dry eye)
  • Chronic Superficial Keratitis (German Shepherd Pannus)
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD)
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Traumatic eye injuries

Common Surgical Procedures:

  • Phacoemulsification (cataracts)
  • Glaucoma Procedures
    • Cyclocytophotocoagulation
    • Cycloablation of the ciliary body
  • Cherry Eye
  • Entropion
  • Cryothermia (freezing of eyelid masses or extra and/or misdirected lashes)
  • Electroepilation (burning of misdirected eyelashes)
  • Corneal Grafts (to repair deep ulcers)

Specialized Equipment:

  • Hand held slit lamp biomicroscopes –  used to evaluate the corneal surface and the anterior segment of the eye
  • Indirect and direct ophthalmoscopes – used to evaluate the posterior segment of the eye (retina)
  • Tonopen and TonoVet – used to measure the intraocular pressure in the eye
  • Doppler Blood Pressure
  • Accutome Ocular Ultrasound – used to diagnose intraocular and extraocular masses of the eye, retinal detachments, and damage to the eye due to traumatic injuries
  • Retinographics Electroretinogram (ERG) – used to assess retinal function in patients with cataracts to determine if they are a good candidate for phacoemulsification.  Also used to diagnose retinal dysfunction in patients
  • AMO Whitestar Signature Phacoemulsification system – State of the art equipment used to perform cataract surgery in patients
  • Leica Operating microscopes – Used in all our intraocular procedures
  • Iridex Ophthalmic Laser – used to treat intraocular masses and various glaucoma procedures
  • Gonioscopic Lenses – used to determine if a pet is predisposed to develop glaucoma


Anesthesia Equipment

  • Cardell Monitors
    • Pulse Oximeter
    • Electrocardiograph (ECG)
    • End-Tidal Co2
    • Blood Pressure
    • Isoflurane Gas
    • Ventilators are used to assist and maintain patient respirations

Contact Us

Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane, Inc. PS
WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic
Riverpoint Campus
218 East Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202

Mon through Thur
7:30am – 5:00 pm

509-368-6810 fax


August 2018