The ophthalmology service deals with all aspects of small animal, production animal and equine ophthalmology. A full medical and surgical service is provided. Surgical facilities are comparable to those of a modern human hospital and include a high-powered operating microscope with video teaching facility and phako-emulsification for the treatment of cataracts. Cataracts are common in the dog and surgery is the only treatment. The methods of the past, however, carried a high complication and failure rate. While the dog is still a difficult patient for intraocular surgery, phako-emulsification offers much better results than before.