Animal Orbital Procedures in Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina
Comprehensive Treatment for a Variety of Orbital Conditions
The orbit—or the bone structure that surrounds and contains the eye, including the eyeball and associated nerves, muscles, and vessels—can be susceptible to damage and a number of other harmful conditions. In dogs, cats, and other animals, orbital issues can be very painful and may lead to additional problems.
Animal Eye Care offers several orbital procedures for pets in Virginia and North Carolina. We have been serving Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, VA and Wilmington, Durham, Cary, and Wake Forest, NC and Ladson, SC, Mt, Pleasant, SC, and Myrtle Beach, SC. for more than 25 years. Our board certified veterinary ophthalmologists are highly experienced in complex medical and surgical procedures and can help you find the right treatment option for your pet.
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The most common orbital condition seen in dogs, specifically, is orbital cellulitis. This is a condition that involves inflammation of the orbit, and it is relatively common in large dogs, including hunting breeds.
Orbital cellulitis is commonly caused by:
- Foreign objects entering the eye
If your dog is showing symptoms like swelling, inflammation, or a “bulging” appearance to the eye or appears to be in considerable pain when opening the mouth, particularly when yawing, he or she may be suffering from orbital cellulitis.
The condition can be treated with antibiotics, which are either injected or given orally. Treatment may also include administering eye drops and applying topical lubricants and/or warm compresses to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
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Only a trained and qualified animal veterinary ophthalmologist will be able to diagnose orbital cellulitis, as well as other orbital conditions in dogs, cats, and other pets. Depending on the symptoms your pet is exhibiting, we may need to conduct x-rays and/or ultrasounds to make a proper diagnosis.
Our Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina veterinary eye care specialists can recommend proper orbital procedures and treatments for your pet. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of care, compassion, and client service.
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