Patient care

 

Small animals

In the initial examination, dogs and cats are examined without sedation and in most cases on the examination table.

After an assessment of the pupil width and the pupillary light reflex, the tear production is examined in a test. Afterwards, the pupils are dilated. After 15 minutes, eyelids, lacrimal puncta, the cornea, the anterior chamber, the iris, the lens, and the vitreous body can be examined with the aid of a slit lamp biomicroscope.

The fundus is examined with the help of an indirect ophthalmoscope. The intraocular pressure is measured by using a tonopen. Gonioscopy lenses serve to examine the iridocorneal angle.

Local anaesthesia is applied for both examination methods. In some cases, it is necessary to stain the cornea or to rinse the lacrimal duct.

Patients are brought to the clinic at 8 am on the day of a surgery and can return to their homes in the afternoon in most cases.

 

Horses

By agreement with the Equine University Clinic and the referring veterinarian, horses get both outpatient and, if necessary, inpatient treatment.

During the initial examination, horses are sedated in order to establish a precise diagnosis.

After the examination of the pupillary light reflex, the pupils are dilated in order to examine also the lens and the fundus besides the anterior segments of the eye.

After the establishment of a diagnosis, therapy is initiated. In some cases, it is necessary to stable the horse and lay a drainage to administer medication. Treatment is provided in cooperation with the Equine University Clinic staff.

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Livestock

Cattle, small ruminants and pigs are stabled in the relevant clinic by agreement with us, the University Clinic for Ruminants or the University Clinic for Swine.

After the examination of the pupillary light reflex, the pupils are dilated in order to examine also the lens and the fundus besides the anterior segments of the eye.

After the establishment of a diagnosis, therapy is initiated. Treatment is provided in cooperation with the staff of the University Clinic for Ruminants or the University Clinic for Swine.

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Birds

Birds can get outpatient treatment or be presented after consultation with the University Clinic for Poultry and Fish.

The patients are examined after professional fixation and without sedation.

Eyelids, lacrimal puncta, the cornea, the anterior chamber, the iris, the lens, and the vitreous body can be examined with the aid of a slit lamp biomicroscope.

The fundus is examined with the help of an indirect ophthalmoscope. The intraocular pressure is measured by using a tonopen.

After the establishment of a diagnosis, therapy is initiated. Treatment is provided in cooperation with the staff of the University Clinic for Poultry and Fish.

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Small pet animals

In the initial examination, small pets are examined without sedation and on the examination table.

After an assessment of the pupil width and the pupillary light reflex, the tear production is examined in a test. Afterwards, the pupils are dilated. After 15 minutes, eyelids, lacrimal puncta, the cornea, the anterior chamber, the iris, the lens, and the vitreous body can be examined with the aid of a slit lamp biomicroscope.

The fundus is examined with the help of an indirect ophthalmoscope. The intraocular pressure is measured by using a tonopen. In some cases, it is necessary to stain the cornea.

Patients are brought to the clinic at 8 am on the day of a surgery and can return to their homes in the afternoon in most cases.

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Exotic animals

Exotic animals get outpatient treatment. They are fixated according to the species and sedated if necessary.

After the establishment of a diagnosis, therapy is initiated. Treatment is provided in cooperation with experts on the species.

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Contact

In case of emergency:
T +43 1 25077-5361

Ambulance:
T +43 1 25077-5332