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The Ophthalmology Service at Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists offers high-quality specialist veterinary care using state-of-the-art equipment.

Our ophthalmology service features fully equipped consulting rooms dedicated to ophthalmic care, complete with slit lamp biomicroscopes, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopes, a fundus camera, an anterior segment camera/macro-lens, tonometers (tonovets and tonopens), gonioscopy lenses, and an ERG (electroretinography) machine.

In our ophthalmology surgical suite, we have access to advanced equipment, including an operating microscope with a viewing screen, a phacoemulsification machine, a cryotherapy unit, and an extensive range of microsurgical instruments. Additionally, we offer access to a 1.5T MRI, a state-of-the-art CT scanner, digital radiography facilities, and high-end ultrasound units. To support our diagnostics, we maintain an in-house laboratory equipped with a cytology microscope.

We collaborate extensively with other services within the hospital to optimize patient care. This is particularly important for ophthalmology patients, as many eye conditions are associated with systemic disease.

Our service accepts referrals in all aspects of medical and surgical ocular disease. Furthermore, our Ophthalmology service conducts regular BVA/KC/ISDS EYE testing sessions.

If you would like more information or if you are a veterinarian seeking advice on managing a case, please feel free to contact us at 01420 481777 or email us at and/or Please email us photos and history of the case you wish to discuss.

We allocate ample time for patient examinations and maintain transparent and friendly communication with pet owners regarding our findings and recommended treatment. During the consultation, we may include the use of:

  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Indirect or direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Gonioscopy
  • Ocular ultrasonography
  • Electroretinography
  • And other basic or advanced diagnostic tests

Our ophthalmology service is staffed with experienced microsurgeons who have extensive experience in performing complex intra-ocular procedures and corneal grafting surgeries.

  • Cataract extraction via phacoemulsification including artificial lens implantation
  • Lens luxation and instability surgery
  • Corneal surgery (grafting, transpositions, keratectomy)
  • Treatment of corneal perforation and foreign bodies
  • Treatment of traumatic ocular injuries
  • Conjunctival surgery
  • Treatment of trichiasis, distichiasis and ectopic cilia
  • Glaucoma surgery (gonio-implant insertion)
  • Face lifts, entropion and ectropion and eyelid reconstruction surgery
  • Third eyelid gland surgery
  • Third eyelid gland repositioning surgery
  • Medial canthoplasty
  • Enucleation, Exenteration
  • Orbitotomy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Treatment of ocular neoplasia
  • Parotid duct transposition

 Dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients and the utmost care for their beloved pets, our team of ophthalmologists offers treatment for a wide range of ocular diseases, including:

  • Retrobulbar disease
  • Orbital diseases including orbital tumours
  • Recurrent conjunctival disease
  • Nasolacrimal diseases
  • Refractory ‘dry eye’- KCS
  • Uveitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Inherited and acquired retinal disease
  • Sudden onset blindness
  • Dermato-ophthalmic disease
  • Neuro-ophthalmic disease
  • Ophthalmic manifestation of systemic disease

the team


Renata Stavinohova

RCVS recognised Specialist & EBVS® European Specialist in Ophthalmology and Head of Ophthalmology

Javier del Real Garcia

Resident in Ophthalmology

Tyler Willard

Ophthalmology Intern

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