Ophthalmology is the specific area of pet care involving the treatment of the eyes and surrounding tissues. Eye examinations require specific equipment, and this is why we work closely with Veterinary Eye Referrals who visit the surgery twice a week. Many eye conditions can be treated medically, however specific conditions may require surgery.

Our practice is fully equipped to offer the following eye surgeries:

• Enucleation (removal) of the eye for severe glaucoma or cancer cases

• Entropion surgery to prevent ocular damage from inward pointing eye lashes/eyelids

• Ectropion surgery to correct outward facing lower eyelids

• Eyelid tumour removal

• Cherry eye surgery to correct a protruding third eyelid in dogs

• Surgery to repair corneal ulcers (ulcers on the eye surface)

• Phacoemusification Cataract surgery

• Inherited eye testing

Our veterinarians can examine your pet and arrange for you to see one of the vets from Veterinary Eye Referrals if they think this is appropriate. If you would like to arrange to see Veterinary Eye Referrals then please contact our veterinary staff.


Greenfields Veterinary Hospital receives ophthalmology referral cases for Dr Robert Harris from the entire southwest of Western Australia.  Dr Harris is able to offer the very latest procedures in veterinary ophthalmology including cataract surgery, laser retinal surgery and corneal transplantation.

Dr Robert Harris runs an ophthalmology service at Greenfields Veterinary Hospital on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Dr Harris has many years of experience in diagnosing, treating and performing eye surgeries on animals. Specialised veterinary ophthalmic equipment is need to perform a complete eye examination and surgical procedures on the eye. Some of the state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques employed by Dr Harris include direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy, applanation tonometry (Tonopen) and gonioscopy.

Appointments to see Dr Harris can only be arranged by referral from your regular veterinary surgeon.