An outstanding referral service
for the South West

“We are particularly happy with the expertise and support given by Vim, the ophthalmologist at Highcroft. Vim has always aimed to find the best treatment to manage the condition long-term, also giving useful advice about diet and lifestyle.”

Alice's owner

Our Ophthalmology team is led by Jim Carter BVetMed DVOphthal DipECVO MRCVS, the leading Veterinary Ophthalmologist in the South West. Jim is supported by an excellent team including Vim Kumaratunga BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS and a team of dedicated nurses.

The ophthalmology team

Ophthalmology fees

The team uses advanced diagnostic tools to assess the patients and discuss any treatment or surgery required with the owners.

Using a state-of-the-art operating microscope, the team can perform all types of intraocular and extraocular surgery.

Ophthalmology services

  • Phacoemulsification cataract surgery and intraocular lens placement
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Entropion and facelift surgery
  • Catholysis/ Electrolysis
  • Corneal surgery
  • Lens luxation surgery

Jim is also a panellist for the BVA Eye Scheme and is available to screen for hereditary eye disease.

Vim has a particular interest in exotic species ophthalmology and will happily treat a vast range of animals.

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