Scottish Vet Referrals offers a comprehensive ophthalmology referral service. We are fully equipped to carry out extra and intra-ocular surgery, whilst continuing to offer satellite clinics at veterinary practices across the region. 


Consultations take at least 30 minutes. During this time, we examine all the structures of the eye and the eyelids, evaluate the nervous reflexes and assess vision. We may measure intraocular pressure (the glaucoma test), perform gonioscopy to visualise the iridocorneal drainage angle, and evaluate the tear function as well as using corneal stains (fluorescein, rose bengal, lissamine green).

Ophthalmology is a unique discipline in that the majority of investigation is performed within a consultation and a diagnosis usually made at this time.

Further investigations are carried out as appropriate, including high frequency ophthalmic ultrasound.

Surgical Procedures

Illuminated magnifying loupes and our operating microscope allow us superior visualisation of the small ocular structures. Surgery is carried out using specialised microsurgical instruments.

Eyelid surgery

Entropion, ectropion, Stades procedure, rhytidectomy, mass removal, reconstructive blepharoplasty , canthoplasty

Nictitans surgery

Nictitans prolapse (cherry eye), everted or deformed cartilage

Corneal surgery

Keratotomy, keratectomy, foreign body removal, laceration repair, grafts

Cilia removal

Distichiasis, ectopic cilia

Intra-ocular surgery

Lens luxation, cataract surgery, foreign body removal

To refer an animal or seek advice, please call our office on 01463 218822 or email