Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

All Animal Eye Care Ophthalmology Services

All Animal Eye Care Ophthalmology Services

What is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist?

A board certified veterinary ophthalmologist is a veterinarian who has further pursued a 3 or 4 year residency in comparative ophthalmology in an ACVO accredited program and passed all parts of the ACVO examination. Most recently, Maintenance of Certification has been initiated to make sure that veterinary ophthalmologists are current on all aspects of this specialty.

A veterinary ophthalmologist works together with your pet’s primary care veterinarian to provide the best eye care for your pet. There are situations or diseases when your pet will benefit from consultation with a veterinary ophthalmologist. Prompt consultation or referral is important in many cases as some eye diseases are time sensitive, painful, and can result in permanent blindness without immediate care. These are some suggested situations in which your pet should be seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist:

  • Your pet’s eye condition has not improved or has worsened with the recommended therapy.
  • A corneal ulcer that has not improved within 2-5 days with current treatment(s).
  • Your pet’s vision seems to be worsening despite the current treatment plan.
  • Diabetes typically leads to cataracts. Seeing the veterinary ophthalmologist at the time of initial diagnosis is the best time as diabetes can cause dry eye disease, cataracts, and can be associated with high blood pressure.
  • Your pet squints or has ocular discharge daily.
  • Responsible breeders who want to ensure their breeding animals and their offspring have no inherited ocular diseases.

All Animal Eye Care, Inc is dedicated to providing the highest quality of eye care for any pet, including special exotics. We specialize in a full range of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic treatment of eye disorders, with some of the following services:

  • Cataract evaluation and surgical removal (phacoemulsification) with intraocular lens replacement
  • Lens luxation evaluation and surgery
  • Glaucoma therapy, medical and surgical (Micropulse laser and Endolaser cyclophotocoagulation)
  • Prosthetic eye or intrascleral prosthesis surgery
  • Eyelid disease evaluation and surgical reconstruction (dogs and cats)
  • Dry eye syndrome and therapy (including Cyclosporine implants)
  • Corneal ulcer evaluation and treatment (Amnion eyedrops, UV Crosslinking, Hyperbaric Oxygen Tx, Surgical repair)
  • Feline eye disease evaluation including feline herpesvirus, eosinophilic keratitis, and high blood pressure
  • Genetic eye evaluations (now under OFA, formerly under CERF)
All Animal Eye Care Ophthalmology Services
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Carmen Colitz

Carmen Colitz

DVM, PhD, DACVO, MBA
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Christhie, “Motika” and “Baby”

Dr. Colitz is AWESOME!! She has been fantastic taking care of one of my babies. Same as for her husband Dr. Latimer who also took care of another of my babies. The whole staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them. To me and my babies they are the BEST!!

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Christhie, “Motika” and “Baby”

Dr. Colitz is AWESOME!! She has been fantastic taking care of one of my babies. Same as for her husband Dr. Latimer who also took care of another of my babies. The whole staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them. To me and my babies they are the BEST!!