Emergencies

Veterinary Vision is committed to the prompt handling of emergency cases. Successful treatment is often the direct result of rapid and accurate diagnosis, and referral when indicated. Drs. Cook and Mughannam are available for emergency consultations evenings and weekends. They share emergency duty, so you can reach the “on duty” clinician by calling our office number (650) 551-1115 or (800) 427-5367. Our automated voice mail system will directly page the doctor on duty who will then return your call.

Indications for an emergency referral

Clinical symptoms Possible emergency causes
Sudden loss of vision glaucoma c
retinal detachment c
optic neuritis c
Ocular pain (blepharospasm, epiphora) corneal ulcer, laceration, or foreign body c
glaucoma
lens luxation c
Intraocular hemorrhage retinal detachment
systemic hypertension cc
trauma
Ocular cloudiness (corneal edema, flare) uveitis
glaucoma
lens luxation
Pupillary dilation retinal detachment
optic neuritis
glaucoma