Equine Ophthalmology

animal types

equine livestock

With an equine ophthalmologist on staff with years of experience evaluating and treating horses, CSU is the first choice for horse patients experiencing eye issues. With access to the latest technology to perform complete eye exams and surgeries, we can partner with you and your veterinarian to help with a multitude of eye issues.

Partnering with Livestock Veterinary Services, our veterinarian also provides specialized medical and surgical care to all large animal species.

Conditions we treat

  • Cataracts
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Equine recurrent uveitis
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular cysts
  • Intraocular neoplasia
  • Ocular squamous cell carcinoma
  • Ocular trauma
  • Periocular sarcoids


  • Cataract surgery performed with phacoemulsification
  • Corneal reconstructive surgery
  • Local immunotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma and sarcoids
  • Placement of cyclosporine implants
  • Radiation and cryotherapy of ocular tumors
  • Standing surgery for ocular squamous cell carcinoma
  • Transscleral laser for glaucoma
  • Treatment of corneal ulcers with subpalpebral lavage system

Specialized technology

  • Tonometry (measurement of intraocular pressure)
  • Electroretinogram (ERG) to test retinal function
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Beta radiation for certain tumor types
  • Superficial radiation therapy for ocular eyelid tumors
  • Diode laser for treatment of glaucoma and uveal cysts

contact information

Appointments Phone: (970) 297-5000, option 3
Consultations and Referrals Phone: (970) 297-4136

Meet the Staff

Ophthalmology Staff