Full Small Animal Cataract Service
A bi-manual technique is used with our state of the art new Alexos phacoemulsification machine, Zeiss dual head operating microscope, Weiss handmade micro-surgical instruments and Stryker micro-surgical chair. An ERG machine will be added to the service shortly.
When should cataract surgery be performed?
Cataracts are best operated on early as a rule of thumb, as soon as effective vision is lost. This is especially important in diabetic cataracts which can swell rapidly causing lens rupture.
What happens if cataracts are left untreated?
Lens induced uveitis will cause inflammation in the eye and predispose to glaucoma which can preclude surgery at a later date.
Not all eyes are suitable for surgery so an appointment should be arranged for an early assessment.
What is the cost of cataract surgery?
Small Animal Bilateral Cataract Surgery £3800 - £4000*
Small Animal Unilateral Cataract Surgery £2600 - £2800*
*Cataract Surgery prices include 3 months of post-operative check-ups, but do not include ongoing drugs and further procedures.
Some Recent Small Animal Cataract Cases Seen
Diabetic cataracts in an 8-year old Minature Dachshund dog before and after cataract surgery with new synthetic lenses
Congenital cataract in the right eye of a 2-year old British Shorthair Male Cat and 2 months post cataract surgery. Note the clear visual axis, normal retinal reflection and comfort of the right eye (the left eye is normal, but the retinal reflection is not showing in the picture). The concentric rings seen in the right eye are integral to the replacement synthetic intraocular lens from Acrivet.
Carl Zeiss Opmi Dual Head Operating Microscope
Alexos Phacoemulsification Machine
All of our Ophthamology cases are seen by Ida Gilbert BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS. Ida is happy to discuss or give advice on all matters relating to small animal ophthalmology. She can be contacted via email at Eastcott Referrals