William Weinstein, DVM, MS, DACVO

  • Special interests – mixed animal ophthalmology, including treatment of small and large animals, as well as exotic patients
  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, 2009 – present
  • Research and publications involve canine Glaucoma and identification of molecular factors (matrix metalloproteinases) associated with the disease
  • Involved in research on new therapies for treatment of equine fungal keratitis
  • Completed residency in ophthalmology, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, GA, 2009
  • MS, veterinary pathology, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, GA, 2009
  • Medicine and surgical internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists, 2005
  • St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
  • BA, biology and veterinary technology

About Our Practice

Our board certified ophthalmologist provides ocular consultations, treatments, and procedures for small and large animals, as well as exotic species. We encourage regular eye examinations, preventative medicine, and client education. This allows us to address ocular problems before they lead to conditions that may be painful and can threaten vision.

About Our Services

Our complete ophthalmic examinations identify abnormal ocular conditions, and we utilize state of the art ophthalmic, surgical, and anesthetic equipment to diagnose and treat eye problems. When an underlying systemic problem is identified, the ophthalmology practice is able to work with the other specialty practices at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center to appropriately treat our patients.

Ophthalmic examination services provided at LVVSC include:

  • CT and MRI of the eye and orbit
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Gonioscopy
  • Ocular biopsies
  • Retinoscopy and indirect and direct retinal examination
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Ultrasonagraphy of the eye and orbit

 

Ophthalmic surgical procedures provided at LVVSC include:

  • Cataract surgery (phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implant)
  • Conjunctival and corneal grafting
  • Cryosurgery (for distichea, ectopic cilia & ocular neoplasia)
  • Enucleations
  • Eyelid reconstruction surgeries
  • Intrascleral prosthesis placement
  • Keratectomies
  • Laser surgery (for glaucoma, ocular neoplasia, & retinopexy)
  • Repair of prolapsed third eyelids


Dr. Weinstein currently performs CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) examinations at the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center. This is an ocular certification examination performed only by a board certified ACVO Diplomate. The CERF examination generates valuable information for a database which ultimately aids in improving the ocular health for many breeds. Wellness ophthalmic examinations should be performed on all pets regardless of their breeding status for the benefit of early detection of disease that can cause discomfort and blindness.

In partnership with Desert Pines Equine Center, Dr. William Weinstein is also available to examine and treat advanced equine ocular disease or injury as part of their veterinary team. http://www.desertpinesequine.com/ophthalmology.php

Follow-Up Care

After any ophthalmic procedure or surgery, our patients are monitored by doctors and technicians in our ICU, which allows for excellent post-procedure pain management, medical treatment, and observation. Our hospital is fully staffed 24 hours a day with both doctors and technicians.

Owners are educated on proper nursing care for their animal’s eye condition prior to going home, including detailed discharge instructions and a schedule of recheck examinations. We also communicate regularly with the primary veterinarian throughout the treatment process.

We realize that ocular conditions can be overwhelming, especially when affecting vision. We are always available to answer any questions, both from clients and referring veterinarians.

Appointments

Appointments are by referral basis Monday through Friday. Ophthalmologic emergencies can be seen through the Ophthalmology department during those times, or through Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at any time.

Please call us with any questions at 702-871-1152