Hello and welcome to The Animal Eye Institute video page! Here you will find some awesome videos showing various surgical procedures that we offer, videos about our practice, and things we do to help your amazing family members! We hope you enjoy!

Look how amazing AEI is!

Come on in and check out The Animal Eye Institute! This video was shot in 2015 and shows some clips of "the good old days".

Phacoemulsification with Dioptrix Univers IOL

This patient had a late immature cataract that was removed via phacoemulsification. Come have a look at cataract surgery for this patient as we implant a Univers artificial lens.

Cataract Surgery with Artificial Lens Implantation in a Rescue Dog

This rescue dog was unable to see for an undisclosed amount of time. Come have a look at cataract surgery with artificial lens implantation restoring vision!

Corneoconjunctival Transposition In An Ulcerated Cat Eye with Facial Nerve Palsy

This cat had a corneal ulcer that lasted for months due to an inability to blink it's eyelids from previous inner ear surgery. We repaired this corneal ulcer with a corneoconjunctival transposition as well as a temporary tarsorrhaphy and achieved complete healing.

Phacoemulsification with An-vision IOL In A Dog

This patient's vision was compromised due to an advancing cataract. Come have a look at surgical removal and placement of an an-vision intraocular lens. 

Ranger the Police Dog

Ranger is a Springfield Township Police Dog. He is amazing at his job and routinely apprehends criminals and finds narcotics. Ranger was losing vision in his right eye due to a cataract, which put his career in jeopardy. We removed Ranger’s cataract and placed an artificial lens into his eye, restoring his vision.

Cataract Surgery in a Patient with a PHPV/PHTVL


This patient had an extremely rare abnormality that was present from birth called a PHPV/PHTVL. This is where the artery that supplies blood to the lens prior to birth (during pregnancy) does not properly disappear after birth. This caused bleeding inside the lens capsule and caused a cataract, which blinded the patient. We removed this patient’s blood and cataract from inside the eye and placed an artificial lens, restoring the vision!

Cataract Surgery in a Patient with a Prolapsed Gland of the Nictitans

This patient had a nuclear cataract as well as a prolapsed gland of the nictitans (cherry eye). We removed the cataract and placed an artificial lens into the eye, restoring vision for the patient. At the completion of the cataract surgery, her prolapsed gland of the nictitans (cherry eye) was repaired.

Corneoconjunctival Transposition

This patient had a corneal rupture due to an infected ulcer. A corneal-conjunctival-transposition was performed to repair the corneal defect and restore vision.

Feline Keratectomy

This cat had an abnormality of the cornea called a corneal sequestrum. These typically occur in patients that have feline herpes virus and have had chronic corneal ulcers. A keratectomy was performed, which involves removing the diseased section of tissue from the cornea.

Ectopic Cilia Excision

An ectopic cilia is an abnormal hair that is located under the surface of the eyelid. It is a common source of pain and corneal ulcers in young dogs. With this patient, the ectopic cilia was located, isolated, and removed. Cryotherapy was then performed to further prevent any hair follicles from forming ectopic cilia. This patient is now free of pain and discomfort.

Conjunctival Pedicle Graft

This patient has an extremely deep ulcer, known as a descemetocele. These ulcers frequently rupture and can lead to loss of the eye. In this patient, a conjunctival graft was harvested and rotated onto the patient’s cornea, stabilizing the cornea and helping to remove the infection.  These patients typically continue to see very well even with a graft in place.

Cataract 60V Implant

This is a typical appearance of a cataract that is removed in surgery with placement of an artificial lens. This patient had severe vision difficulty and vision was restored after placement of an artificial lens.

Husky's vision restored

This young Husky was blind from inherited cataracts. We performed phacoemulsification surgery to remove the cataract and placed an artificial lens (An-Vision) to restore vision.