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Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

Veterinarian looking at a dog's eye


The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Ophthalmology Department specializes in treating diseases of the eye in small animals. Since pets cannot respond to conventional testing methods such as eye charts, veterinary ophthalmologists use other means to gauge eye health.

Evaluating Vision in Pets

Our facility includes multiple exam rooms, diagnostic areas, and surgical suites for safe and effective ophthalmology services. Your pet’s eye exam may include:

  • Internal and external examination of the eye—Assesses overall eye health

  • Measurement of eye pressure—Diagnoses glaucoma

  • Dilation of the pupils—Reveals cataracts and retinal problems, such as damaged blood vessels signifying diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic diseases

  • Schirmer tear test—Measures tear production

  • Fluorescein corneal stain—Reveals corneal lesions

We are equipped with an operating microscope, phacoemulsification unit for cataract removal, cryo-surgical unit, diode laser, electroretinography, and ultrasonography.

Diagnostic Vision Tests

Our Ophthalmology Department provides diagnostic tests for corneal ulcers, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal diseases.

  • CERF ocular examinations—certify that a breeding dog is free of genetic ocular conditions.

  • Gonioscopy—determines if an eye is at risk for developing glaucoma.

  • CT scan and MRI—help diagnose diseases behind the eye and within the orbit.

  • Electroretinography (ERG)—helps determine if the retina is functioning normally, often prior to cataract surgery.