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Has Your Pet Been Experiencing Eye Pain That 

Is Causing Low Quality of Life?


Are you looking for an animal hospital serving McMurray? Here at Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, we treat our animal patients like family and we have staff qualified to skillfully treat almost any type of condition and any type of animal in the area. We look forward to meeting you and your pet soon. If your pet has been experiencing a lower quality of life due to eye pain, or if you have been told he may need an enucleation, you likely have a lot of questions. We are happy to answer your questions to help ease your concerns. 

What is an Enucleation and When is it Necessary?  

Enucleation is the complete removal of an eye. It is not a very common procedure, and it is often advised when it will either add significant quality of life or save the life of an animal. If you have been told your pet needs full eye removal, we are here for you every step of the way. It may seem extreme, but the end result will be a happier, pain-free pet. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Enucleation:

  • What type of conditions may require eye removal?  Some conditions include glaucoma, trauma, and cancer. There are many others, but these are the most common. 
  • Is there any other option? Each case is unique, but you can generally trust that if your veterinarian recommends this procedure, it is because it will improve and/or prolong your pet's life. Your pet will likely adjust to seeing out of one eye quickly. 
  • How long will the procedure take? The surgery itself generally takes between 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on a pet's condition. Your pet will likely go home the next day.  
  • Will it hurt afterward? Your pet will be on painkillers for the first 24 hours, but after that, he should be pain-free and in better condition than he was before the procedure. 

Contact Us to Schedule Your Pet's Appointment or to Discuss an Urgent Care Need.

Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic is your local animal hospital for all of your pet's urgent needs and regular check-ups. We serve the McMurray area with pride and truly care for each of our patients. Call today to schedule your pet's next appointment, (724) 941-5484.