Our Ophthalmology Clinic is held at our Kemp Town surgery and is headed by Kim Jorgensen
DVM CertVOphthal MRCVS.
Vision is an essential sense that provides information about the world we live in
and allows us to negotiate our environment safely. Vision is just as important to
our pets and should be preserved whenever possible.
The development of sophisticated optical and electronic instruments allow opthalmologists
to perform detailed examinations of the eye, beyond what’s possible in general practice.
Improvements in microsurgery and medical treatment options mean ophthalmologists
are able to correct a number of conditions that can interfere with vision and/or
may be painful to the pet.
If a pet is having problems with its vision and a condition is diagnosed that isn’t
easily treated in the surgery, it’s best for an experienced ophthalmologist to examine
the animal. Early involvement of an ophthalmologist allows detection of potential
vision threatening, or painful conditions while intervention is still possible.
The referral service at Kemp Town includes a full range of diagnostic tools including
slitlamp biomicrosopy, indirect as well as direct ophthalmoscopy, tonometry, gonioscopy,
streak retinoscopy and facilities for microsurgery.
Kim can only see cases by referral, which can be arranged by speaking to either
your Coastway vet, or one at your own practice.
Kim qualified from the Copenhagen University of Agriculture and Veterinary medicine.
After moving to the UK in 1992 he worked a number of years at the PDSA where he
started taking an interest in eye cases. He gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary
ophthalmology in 1998 and has been running an ophthalmology referral service since
then. He has a special interest in vision and it’s implications for pet animal welfare
and is particularly interested in corneal surgery as well as reconstructive eyelid
surgery. He currently has a visually impaired cat as well as a young boisterous
To make an appointment at our Ophthalmology Clinic, call 01273 692257.