The Animal Ophthalmology Clinic is staffed by veterinary specialists that provide diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the eye and adjacent structures. Glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye) and cataracts are frequent abnormalities diagnosed at the Clinic. Other abnormalities of the eyes and lids include corneal ulcers, lacerations of the eye or lids, abnormalities associated with proper tear production, abnormalities of the lashes and abnormalities of the retina (the back of the eye where vision actually takes place). The veterinary ophthalmologists strive to preserve vision for animals whenever possible, prevent pain and promote the highest quality of life. They accomplish this by employing state-of-the-art equipment, using current and aggressive treatment and surgical techniques, as well as through retaining dedicated and highly trained staff.