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!
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.
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.
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.