Langford Vets Ophthalmology service


Our Ophthalmology service aims to provide specialist expertise and experience in dealing with eye disease in all veterinary species.

Within the Small Animal Referral Hospital, our caseload is made up primarily of dogs and cats, and the occasional exotic species.

European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Claudia Hartley heads up the Ophthalmology service, working with an experienced Ophthalmology team. Combined with the expertise from many disciplines including small animal medicine, oncology, neurology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, critical care, cardiology, and clinical pathology, as well as a dedicated 24-hour nursing team, Langford Vets are able to provide a truly comprehensive Ophthalmic service, with exceptional care.

If your pet has an eye problem, we are here to help. Examination of your pet’s eyes with specialist equipment, combined with our ophthalmic expertise means we can give you the most up-to-date information and advice, and help you to make decisions about your pet’s treatment.

Our specialists in anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, surgery, and clinical pathology work together with the Ophthalmology team to offer the best possible care for your pet. Our cutting edge equipment means we can offer a wide range of on-site treatments.

Our aim is to give expert and honest guidance and information allowing you to make the right choices for your pet. 

Treatment options

Ophthalmic treatments may include medical treatments and management or surgical correction of ocular disease. The aim of any treatment is to try and maintain, or restore, the best possible vision and comfort for your pet.

The types of eye problems we often see include:

  • Corneal ulcers
  • Eyelid problems including entropion or eyelid masses
  • Inflammation inside the eye (uveitis)
  • Cataracts which may due to inherited factors, or other systemic disease (like diabetes mellitus)
  • Lens luxation (or subluxation)
  • Retinal problems
  • Optic nerve disease
  • Orbital disease – including abscesses, tumours and foreign bodies
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular tumours – both inside and around the eye

For further information please see our General Info for Owners.