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Rocklin, CA

Welcome To Animal Eye Center

Animal Eye Center is a veterinary practice limited to diseases and surgery of the eye. Our board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing the most advanced medical and surgical care along with excellent communication with clients and referring veterinarians. Animal Eye Center has been serving the Sacramento and Sierra Nevada Foothill community since 1993.

We Are Passionate About Your Pets Vision And Quality of Life!

About Animal Eye Center

Animal Eye Center is a veterinary hospital whose practice is limited to diseases and surgery of the eye. Our goal is to provide the most advanced medical and surgical care available for our patients. Our surgical facility is one of the few in Northern California equipped to perform Ahmed Gonioimplants and Endolaser Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) surgeries for the treatment of glaucoma.

Conditions We Treat

Animal Eye Center offers state-of-the-art medical diagnostics and surgical procedures, including cataract removal by phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. We examine, diagnose, and treat the eyes of all species, including cats, dogs, birds, and other exotic species.

Common Conditions

Eye Problems
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye trauma
  • Uveitis (eye inflammation)
  • Vision loss
  • KCS (dry eye)
  • Ocular tumors
  • Corneal Ulcers and Perforations
  • Retinal disease
  • Lens luxations
  • Eyelid disorders (entropion, distichia)
  • Episcleritis/Scleritis
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Feline Herpes Keratitis
  • Corneal Dystrophy/ Degeneration
  • Several Others


What is a cataract?

A cataract refers to an opacity of the lens. The lens is suspended behind the pupil opening in the eye and focuses light onto the retina. The lens opacity or cataract may be small and not affect vision, or it can involve the entire lens resulting in complete blindness. Cataracts can start out as a small opacity and progress to a complete cataract. Animals can be born with cataracts (congenital), or they can develop them secondary to a genetic defect (inherited), old age (senile), or a metabolic defect (diabetic). Some cataracts develop secondary to chronic inflammation in the eye, or they can occur after severe trauma to the eye.

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is increased fluid pressure inside the eye. Normal intraocular pressures (IOP) are below 25 mmHg. When IOP increases over 40 mmHg, severe damage to the retina and optic nerve occurs, and the eye can lose vision within 24 hours. Eyes have a continual production and drainage of fluid or aqueous humor within the eye. Glaucoma occurs as an inherited defect of the drainage angle (primary) where the aqueous humor flows out of the eye or because of an abnormality within the eye (secondary).

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Exotic Animals

Exotics Treated
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Rabbits
  • Pocket Pets
  • Livestock
  • Zoo Animals
  • Wildlife
  • Fish

Meet Your Pet’s Ophthalmologist

We are a very friendly yet highly professional practice that works with you to achieve the best results for your much-loved pet’s eyes. Our veterinary team genuinely cares for your best friend, and we take pride in taking the time to help you understand your pet’s condition. Our board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists have a vast range of experience and knowledge in small animal and exotic animal eye conditions.

We are supported by a team of trained ophthalmic technicians and support staff to ensure that all our patients receive the best treatment possible.

Dr. Sydney Edwards, Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Sydney Edwards

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Dr. Kristina Gronkiewicz

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