Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Veterinarians at Baker House Animal Hospital perform a broad spectrum of orthopedic surgeries.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids. The word ophthalmology comes from the Greek roots ophthalmos meaning eye and logos meaning word, thought or discourse; ophthalmology literally means “The science of eyes.” As a discipline it applies to animal eyes also, since the differences from human practice are surprisingly minor and are related mainly to differences in anatomy or prevalence, not differences in disease processes. However, veterinary medicine is regulated separately in many countries and states/provinces resulting in few ophthalmologists treating both humans and animals. By convention the term ophthalmologist is more restricted and implies a medically trained specialist. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are generally categorized as physicians and surgeons.
Baker House Animal Hospital provides excellent eye care for your pets. Cincinnati is fortunate to have a specialist in animal eye care. All Animal Eye Clinic has Board Certified veterinary opthalmologists capable of handling any eye conditions in animals. Baker House Animal Hospital will be glad to refer your pet if needed.