Eye Surgery for Pets
Following an ophthalmic examination, it may be determined that eye surgery is the best treatment for your pet. Dr. Fife is dedicated to providing the best possible care in the event that surgery is necessary. He will provide you with written estimates of all recommended procedures and obtain your consent before performing any diagnostic or surgical procedure.
Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
We utilize the safest anesthesia options available and provide the same level of patient monitoring that you would receive if you were having surgery. Pets are monitored during surgery using pulse oximetry to monitor blood oxygen levels, EKG to monitor heart activity, and capnography to monitor carbon dioxide levels. Patients are also kept on a mechanical ventilator to control breathing.
We not only want a successful surgical outcome, but we want your pet to be comfortable during the healing process following surgery. We utilize several techniques to ensure that your pet is pain-free following a surgical procedure including pre-surgical pain medications, local anesthesia, and medications that will be dispensed for you to give at home after surgery.