Often the eyes are not the cause of the primary ocular signs, they are simply the easiest place to visibly see the effects. Instead of the window to the soul, they can be the window to early diagnosis for your patient if you just know to look for it.
The role of a veterinary technician is key in identifying and diagnosing ocular disease in veterinary patients. Often, this happens before the patient even steps into the hospital, when the owner calls to make an appointment.
An enhanced understanding of the anatomy of the eye will help you better evaluate the urgency of complaints regarding eye problems on the phone, facilitate history taking during appointments, and better convey proper treatment and monitoring to your patient’s owners.
Set yourself up for success, Have a quiet dark room, a comfortable exam space, a stool, and an assistant. If presenting for other problems as well, do the eye exam first.Have a systematic plan and stick to it.