Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care


Just like people, pets can develop a number of eye diseases. If untreated, eye problems can lead to chronic discomfort and may result in permanent vision loss. Since swift diagnosis and treatment of these conditions is imperative, your pet’s primary care veterinarian may recommend consultation with a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.

The members of the Ophthalmology service at CUVS make compassionate and attentive care for your pet their top priority. Our staff is dedicated to providing the most current standards of eye treatment, aided by state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including electroretinography and high-frequency ultrasonography. We seek to develop a long-term plan in partnership with your pet’s primary care veterinarian and, when necessary, collaborate closely with other CUVS specialists.

If your pet requires eye surgery, his or her surgical care will be delivered by our team of extraordinarily skilled and caring licensed veterinary technicians. Our surgery suites are equipped with the most advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment available. The ophthalmology service consults closely with the Critical Care Department to tailor anesthesia protocols to the specific needs of your pet, and to provide a safe and comfortable recovery from surgery. Our ophthalmic surgery suite is equipped with cutting-edge surgical equipment, including a cryosurgical unit, multi-head surgical microscope, and an AMO® Whitestar® phacoemulsification unit for cataract surgery. This exact unit is used in many human ophthalmology practices.

In addition to providing the highest quality of patient care, our team places an emphasis on communication and education of our clients. Creating a collaborative and supportive relationship with you during your pet’s treatment and beyond will optimize our long-term outcome.  

CUVS’ Ophthalmology Service provides treatment for the majority of eye diseases, including:

  • Eye-related tumors
  • Prolapsed third eyelid gland (“cherry eye”)
  • Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal ulceration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Lens luxation
  • Uveitis




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

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