Small Animal Ophthalmology

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Our board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists specialize in vision care and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye for all species. Innovative therapeutic programs and cutting-edge technology help our clinicians offer hope to clients and patients experiencing even the most difficult eye problems, and we always keep the patient’s comfort and vision at the forefront of our inclusive decision-making process.

With an equine ophthalmologist on staff, CSU is the first choice for horse patients experiencing eye issues. Partnering with Avian, Exotic, and Zoological Medicine, our veterinarians also provide specialized medical and surgical care to all manner of exotic species.

Conditions we treat

  • Cataracts
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis


  • Cataract surgery performed with phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation
  • Cyclosporine implant surgery for dry eye (dogs) and uveitis (horses)
  • Eyelid and corneal reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical removal and radiation or cryotherapy for ocular tumors
  • Repair of prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (“cherry eye”)
  • Transscleral laser for glaucoma

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
  • Diode laser for treatment of glaucoma and uveal cysts

contact information

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

Meet The Staff

Ophthalmology Staff

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