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Veterinary Ophthalmology Diagnosing your pet's eye problems. For primary
assessment or a useful second opinion.
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Helping you diagnose the cause of your pet’s eye problems

Knutsford Veterinary Surgery have staff with additional training in pet ophthalmology, making us the number one choice in the area for managing your pet’s eye ailments. We can help with many aspects of eye health.

Specialist equipment

We’ve invested in high tech equipment that allows us to treat and diagnose a variety of eye conditions. In addition, we also have on site testing equipment allowing us to provide you with answers to your pet’s health concerns right here in the surgery.

This means we’re the perfect vets to help manage your pets long term eye problems or help offer a vital second opinion at diagnosis.

Second Opinions & Veterinary Referrals

Did you know clients can book a referral or second opinion direct with us at Knutsford Veterinary Surgery? If you’re a vet, use the Referral button below and to refer a pet and guide us on the case history. If you’re a pet owner, use the appointment button below to book today.

Dr Paul Adams – GP Cert(Ophthal)

Lead vet Paul Adams holds the ESVPS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology which means he has extensive further training and experience in this field.

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How we can help

There are many reasons why you should choose Knutsford Veterinary Surgery if your pet is suffering from any kind of eye ailment.


We can identify the cause of routine eye symptoms such as dry or weeping eyes

Long Term Management

We can help you manage the effects of long term conditions such as canine glaucoma


We can carry out a range of advanced procedures including eyelid surgery


We can get your dog on the mend after injury to their eye

Canine Ulcers

We can fix canine ulcers and other painful irritating eye conditions


We can provide medication using our extensive ophthalmic drug dispensary

If you’re a vet looking to refer a patient in your care, fill out our veterinary referral form today.

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Common Dog Eye Conditions

Your team at Knutsford Vets can diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of long and short term eye problems.


Conjunctivitis is the term used to describe inflammation of tissues in the eyelids and the white of the eye. It can occur in both cats and dogs, usually leading to redness of the eye, swollen eyelids and irritation which may lead to your pet pawing or scratching the eyes.

Conjunctivitis can be caused by a number of conditions ranging from a simple infection to more sinister underlying health issues. Luckily your team at Knutsford Vets will help you get to the bottom of it.

Drooping eyelids

Drooping eyelids can occur in many dogs that have loose facial skin and if left untreated it can lead to more serious conditions affecting the eyes themselves. As dogs get older their facial skin can droop to a point where the lower eyelid is exposed leading to poor tear distribution.

Over time this can cause a number of serious eye conditions and lead to loss of vision. Your team at Knutsford Vets can perform surgical procedures that help manage and fix drooping eyelids.


Uveitis is an eye condition occurring in pets that is commonly caused by medical issues elsewhere in the body. It can be diagnosed through a full investigation of the eye alongside a more thorough examination of the pet’s overall health. Symptoms may include noticeable changes to the middle eye as well as a heightened sensitivity to light. It’s important the cause is identified as uveitis can cause blindness.

Eye injuries

Our cats and dogs can often pick up troubling eye injuries and it’s important that they see a vet to avoid infection or further damage. We can help manage those injuries and avoid the risk of infection so that your pet is on the mend in no time.

Corneal ulcers

Ulceration of the cornea (the clear bit of the eye) can occur in dogs and it’s extremely painful. It’s often caused by trauma or injury, but may also be caused by an underlying health condition. We can help you treat the condition and help you diagnose the cause if it’s not clearly evident.

Canine glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which there is increased fluid pressure within the eyes, as a result of the fluid produced in the eye not draining properly. If the condition becomes chronic or is untreated for a long period of time it can cause optic nerve damage eventually leading to blindness in the affected eye(s). Early treatment and management are essential to keep your dog’s site healthy for as long as possible and that’s where Knutsford Vets can help.

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Ophthalmology Advice Articles

Read our advice articles for advice on your pet’s eye issues. If anything in our articles sounds familiar to you, then it’s probably the right time to book an appointment with our team here at Knutsford Vets Surgery.

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