Ophthalmology examines the anatomy, function and disease of the eye, and the Ophthalmology department at The Hope Center is dedicated to increasing the comfort and visual ability of pets. Led by Dr. Elizabeth Adkins, the department utilizes advanced techniques and equipment to cure a wide variety of ocular problems due to defect, disease or trauma.

The Ophthalmology department at The Hope Center is available Monday – Thursday, 8am-5pm. Doctors are available for emergencies through the Emergency Department as indicated.

Some of the most common procedures performed include repairs of eyelid abnormalities, glaucoma therapy, surgical repair of corneal ulcerations and perforations, and cataract surgery.

Department Contact Information

Phone: 703-281-2277  •  Fax: 703-242-4777  •  Email: eyes@hopeadvancedvet.com

Our Ophthalmology department offers a wide variety of medical and surgical options for improving the health and function of the eye. A number of these procedures are detailed below.


  • Surgical correction of eyelid and eyelash defects
  • Tumor resection
  • Replacement of prolapsed 3rd eyelid gland (cherry eye)
  • Enucleation (removal of eye) and evisceration (placement of globe prosthesis)
  • Treatment of non-healing corneal ulcers
  • Laser treatment and surgery for glaucoma
  • Conjunctival grafts for deep or infected corneal ulcers
  • Direct corneal suturing for corneal laceration


  • Laser destruction of iris cysts
  • Retinal laser or cryopexy for retinal tears
  • Cataract surgery including intraocular lens replacement
  • Removal of luxated lens

Medical Management

  • Diseases leading to severe discomfort or blindness
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or dry eye)
  • Uveitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Optic Neuritis

OFA Eye Registry Exams

CERF Exams

Meet the Ophthalmology Team

Dr. Elizabeth Adkins