Ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eye. Pets can develop a number of conditions that may require the specialized care of a board-certified ophthalmologist. These eye disorders may require intensive medical management, such as glaucoma, uveitis (inflammation in the eye) and corneal ulceration. At the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, our ophthalmologist is also trained in recognizing and treating many breed-related genetic eye disorders as well as experienced in delicate surgical procedures such as cataract removal, repair of corneal lacerations and eyelid tumor removal when required. Using the latest surgical and treatment techniques, with the aid of highly advanced equipment, Dr. Melissa Kubai is able to dramatically improve the quality of life for our beloved pets, by improving vision and restoring eyesight.

Dr. Kubai performing routine intraocular surgery

  • Cataracts & Eye Surgery
  • Corneal Ulceration
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (dry eye)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS)
  • Herpetic Keratitis in Cats
  • Eosinophilic Keratitis in Cats
  • Uveitis
  • Chronic Superficial Keratitis (Pannus)
  • Persistent Pupillary Membranes
  • Iris Melanoma in Cats
  • Lens Luxation
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Penetrating Corneal Foreign Bodies (Cactus Spines)
  • Breed Certification Eye Examinations
  • Limbal Melanoma Resection

To learn more about the specialized field of veterinary ophthalmology, please visit the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.