Managing Ocular Emergencies

Veterinary ophthalmic emergencies occur frequently and require prompt and appropriate stabilization and treatment with occasional referral to an ophthalmic specialist. The most commonly encountered ophthalmic emergencies are described here, along with a “quick reference guide” for veterinary practitioners. For more information on each unique ophthalmic emergency, click on the listed eye conditions below. These descriptions are intended to be used only be licensed veterinarians. For further assistance with managing ocular emergencies, please contact VOC to discuss the specifics of the case and further treatment plans.

If you need to refer your patient over to one of our ophthalmologists, please fill out the referral form below and fax/email the form to VOC or give the client the form so they can bring it to their visit: