UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital's internal medicine team can evaluate and treat your horse's eyes.

We'll refer your horse to our external provider Animal Eye Services, an ophthalmology-only veterinary practice, if we determine that your horse needs further specialist care.

Animal Eye Services is led by Dr James White who, together with his highly skilled team, will comprehensively evaluate and treat your horse for eye diseases and vision abnormalities, or perform eye surgery.

Animal Eye Services 

Evaluation and testing

  • Examination with Binocular indirect ophthalmoscope (fundus/retinal exam)
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Measurement of intraocular pressure
  • Schirmer tear testing
  • Fluorescein staining
  • Ocular ultrasonography
  • Retinal and optic nerve function testing

Surgical services

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Corneal diamond tip burring 
  • Cataract surgery
  • Lens luxations surgery
  • Cosmetic globe replacement (prosthesis)
  • Laser surgery
  • Tumour removal
  • Cryosurgery
  • Glaucoma shunt surgery

Eyelid surgery

  • Complicated tumour removals 
  • Eyelid reconstructions
  • Entropion

Corneal diamond tip burring

  • Indolent ulcers
  • Boxer ulcers
  • Non healing ulcers
  • SCCEDs

Corneal or conjuctival grafts

  • Ruptured corneas
  • Descemetocele
  • Sequestra
  • Melting ulcers
  • Abnormal hair removal
  • Distichia
  • Ectopic cilia
  • Trichiasis 

Make an appointment with us

You'll need a referral from your vet to book. You can be referred internally if your horse is a patient with us.

After referral: to make an appointment, phone us on 07 5460 1799.

Business hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm

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