Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care


Staffed by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, the Ophthalmology Service at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists combines expertise, care, and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Because eye diseases can be linked with systemic disorders, our Ophthalmology Service works closely with other specialty departments whenever necessary, ensuring that each patient receives optimal care.

Services Include

We offer sophisticated diagnostic resources together with a full range of medical and surgical therapies, including:

    • Electroretinography
    • Ocular ultrasonography
    • Computed tomography (CT) scan
    • Corneoconjunctival cytology and biopsy
  • Cataract removal by phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation
  • Cosmetic intraocular prosthesis
  • Corrective and reconstructive eyelid procedures (entropion surgery, ectopic cilia excision)
  • Prolapsed nictitans (Cherry eye) corrective surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Corneal therapeutic procedures, including keratectomy (removal of part of the cornea)
  • Corneal reconstructive procedures (adhesives, grafts, transpositions, keratoplasty)
  • Gonioimplantation procedures for surgical treatment of glaucoma
  • Lens removal
  • Tumor removal
  • Enucleation
  • Eye Certification Registry (ECR) and CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation) examinations


Conditions We See

We see the full spectrum of animal eye diseases. Some of the more common conditions include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Lens luxation
  • Corneal ulceration
  • Uveitis
  • Eyelid and ocular neoplasia (tumors)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS; dry eye syndrome)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Distichiasis, trichiasis and ectopic cilia
  • Entropion
  • Feline herpes viral disease
  • Nictitans gland prolapse ("Cherry Eye")
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retrobulbar abscesses, tumors and cysts


Our Specialist

Rachel Wynne, DVM, MS, DACVO

To make a referral or to schedule a consultation with our ophthalmologist, please call
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at 203.595.2777.


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment