Ophthalmology for Alpacas at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Written on May 03, 2011 by Nick Cassotis DVM, DACVO Hospital: Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Early diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic conditions can improve the potential for full functional recovery of vision and prevention of further disease.  Help is available for alpaca owners and veterinarians alike.   All aspects of ophthalmic care from examination, topical medical management, lavage system placement, to microsurgical repair is available now at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital.

This alpaca patient was seen for severe corneal disease.  A deep corneal laceration and resultant abscess was initially diagnosed.  The severity of the process unfortunately resulted in blindness.  The eye however was able to be saved and removal was not necessary.   Alpaca patients are able to be seen now at the Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.

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