Veterinary Ophthalmology

"Words alone cannot describe all that your pets give."

Ophthalmology Team Members

Veterinarians
Noelle La Croix, DVM, DACVO
Jill MacLeese, DVM (Practice Limited to Ophthalmology)

Veterinary Technicians
Lorraine Justus, LVT; Evan Lieberman, LVT

Veterinary Assistants
Krystal Karpf, Kathleen Boylan, Robert Rosenthal

Veterinary Ophthalmology Services Overview
The Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island was conceived with the notion that pet owners and their family veterinarians expect the highest level of veterinary care possible. Our ophthalmology department offers exceptional patient eye care for all species of animals.

In addition to diagnostic and medical services, the department includes a state-of-the-art surgical suite with the finest ophthalmologic, surgical, and anesthesia monitoring equipment available. We are dedicated to growing with all advances in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery to provide the most progressive services for our patients. Furthermore, our ophthalmologist collaborates directly with patient’s family veterinarian and our team of in-house specialists to address all aspects of a patient’s medical needs. We adhere to the highest standards of care. During surgery, pets are continuously monitored from induction to recovery. Complete attention continues post-operatively, and the greatest importance is given to post-surgical pain management.

Our specialists approach each patient with the care and compassion that exemplifies the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Both medical and surgical options are explained clearly and concisely. Pet owners are completely involved in making decisions with full assistance from our knowledgeable and friendly staff. We provide consistent and concise communication with pet owners and their family veterinarians.

Ophthalmic Services Include:

  • Applanation Tonometry (Intraocular Pressure)
  • Aqueous & Vitreal Centesis
  • Conjunctival Biopsy
  • Doppler Manometry (Blood Pressure)
  • Electroretinography
  • Equine & Large Animal Examination
  • Equine Ocular Lavage
  • Fluorescein Staining
  • Gonioscopy
  • Grid Keratotomy
  • Indirect & Direct Retinal Examination
  • Nasolacrimal Flush
  • Ocular & Fundic Fhotography
  • Schirmer Tear Testing
  • Screening for Inheritable Eye Diseases (Canine Eye Registration Foundation)
  • Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy
  • Ultrasonography of the Eye & Orbit
  • Testing for Ocular Refractive Errors (Nearsighness vs. Farsightness)

Ophthalmic Surgical Services Include:

  • Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Placement
  • Cataract Phacoemulsification & Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Conjunctival, Corneoscleral, & Corneal Grafting
  • Cryoablation of Distichia, Ectopic Cilia, & Ocular Neoplasm
  • Endoscopic (Endolaser) Cyclophotocoagulation for Glaucoma
  • Enucleation with Orbital Prosthesis
  • Evisceration with Intraocular Prosthesis
  • Eyelid Resection & Reconstruction
  • Laser Surgery for Glaucoma, Ocular Neoplasm, & Retinal Detachment
  • Luxated Lens Removal
  • Repair of Prolapsed Nictitans Gland (Third Eyelid)
  • Superficial Keratectomy