Animal Eye Clinic - Mammal Eye Clinic - Medford - New Jersey - State of the art Veterinary Eye Hospital


Cataract Surgery

Corneal Surgery: Corneal laceration, corneal ulceration, corneal perforation, corneal transplantation, corneal sequestrum.



Progressive improvements in surgical techniques and instrumentation in veterinary medicine have paralleled advances in human medicine.


Phacoemulsification Unit.

Dry Eye Surgery: Parotid Duct Transposition. Cataract surgery is now routinely perfomed in most animal species, although this surgery is most commonly performed in dogs. Dogs may be affected by genetic cataract (young dogs), diabetic cataract (middle aged dogs) or senile cataract (older dogs).
Eyelid Surgery: Entropion, Eyelid Tumors, Eyelash disorders, Eyelid Coloboma, Eyelid Defects.
Lens Surgery: Cataract surgery, Lens Luxation. The preferred surgical technique is phacoemulsification, where ultrasonic waves break up the lens material (protein) and removes the debris by aspiration. Phacoemulsification allows cataract surgery to be performed thorugh a small incision in the cornea.

Ophthalmic Operating Microscope

Glaucoma Surgery: Glaucoma Shunt placement, Laser Surgery.
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery: Vitrectomy, Laser surgery.
Eyeball surgery: Enucleation, Evisceration, Exenteration.

In some cases, ie. very old dogs or dogs where the cataractous lens has become lose (luxated), removal of the lens in one piece may be indicated.

Cataract (mature) in a dog prior to surgery.

Animal Eye Clinic

204 Medford-Mt. Holly Rd (Rt 541)

Medford, NJ 08055-9623

Phone (609) 654-0304 - Fax (609) 714 1479



The three surgery "Still Video Images" to the right are from a cataract surgery performed by a doctor at Animal Eye Clinic, New Jersey. In this patient an artificial lens (IOL - Intra Ocular Lens) is implanted to replace the abnormal (cataractous) lens. IOLs are available for dogs, cats and horses and may be implanted if this is indicated.

To the right is a photo of the IOL prior to implantation. The IOL consists of a central optic and two haptics, which hold the IOL centered in the eye after implantation.

Follow link for video of cataract surgery and lens implantation in a dog.


Prior to cataract surgery the doctor will discuss various tests including:

Electroretinography (ERG) - testing of physiology - health of the retina.

Ultrasonography - ultrasound scanning to detect any abnormalities behind the lens - ie. retinal detachment, tumors, degeneration of the vitreous.

1 week after surgery (left) vs. 1 month after surgery (right)