We offer an ophthalmology referral service to other veterinary practices in the area. This means that if your vet is presented with a particularly challenging eye case, or one which requires specialist equipment or attention, they may suggest you pay us a visit. It is important that such cases are referred to us from your own vet and we ask that you do not attend our clinic without their prior knowledge. This is because we need your animal’s clinical history and to report back to and liaise with your vet about further treatment options.
We have an excellent range of diagnostic equipment, including ophthalmoscopes, slit-lamps and tonometers. We also carry out advanced ocular surgery including treatment of eyelid deformaties, corneal ulcers, lens luxations and cataracts. Our operating microscope provides excellent magnification of the eye and allows use of fine surgical instruments and suture material.
Ian Mason founded the ophthalmology referral service at Seadown. For many years he has also been part of the BVA/KC certification scheme, screening litters of puppies and examining pedigree dogs for inherited eye defects prior to their use for breeding.
In more recent years the team has expanded to incorporate Kate McMorris, Nickie Collins & Anna Jennings, who all hold their certificate in veterinary ophthalmology. Ian Mason has now retired from full time work, but continues to do a significant amount of panellist work.
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