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6110 Creston Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Phone(515) 280-3100

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Veterinary Ophthalmology

At Iowa Veterinary Specialties, we have Emergency doctors who can perform an ophthalmology workup. If your pet is diagnosed as a complicated Ophthalmology case we will be able to refer you to a board certified veterinary Ophthalmologist at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University. At Iowa State University, their veterinary ophthalmologists has advanced training in ocular medicine that allows them to diagnose and treat conditions of the eye including cataracts, corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, and glaucoma. It is our goal to improve and preserve animal vision and quality of life by providing comprehensive, high quality care.

Pets can develop a number of conditions that may require specialized care of an ophthalmologist.  They use state of the art technology and equipment to diagnose and treat ocular diseases. They offer an array of advanced diagnostic testing, available onsite. These tools include direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, ultrasonography, electroretinography, and digital radiography. Whether your pet has a conventional or complex eye disease, they are here to offer innovative and cutting edge treatment options.

It is not uncommon for animals to suffer similar eye diseases that affect humans and with today’s advances in medical knowledge, veterinary medicine has increased the ability to diagnose and treat many of these diseases. Once we have made the diagnosis, we will work with you and your pet to treat the problem, provide you with educational materials on your pet’s condition, and keep you updated on your pet’s progress and care.

Services Offered:

  • Traumatic eye injuries
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Eye injuries
  • Dry eye
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis (inflammation inside the eye)
  • Ocular tumors
  • Feline conjunctivitis

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IVS Partner's in Progress CE Event 2019

On April 3, 2019 there were twenty-one speakers offering the second annual ISU – IVS Partners in Progress CE Event at the Des Moines Botanical Center. This CE Event was open to all... read more >

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