Chris Dixon

Chris DixonChris Dixon  BVM&S CertSAS MRCVS.

Chris Dixon developed an interest in ophthalmology while working in a mixed practice in Cumbria.

Chris was awarded the RCVS certificate in ophthalmology and joined Gary in 2011 to further develop the ophthalmology referral service.

As well as all aspects of ocular surgery, he has a particular interest in endoscopic ocular laser surgery.

Consultations include:

  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Gonioscopy

 Further investigations can be carried out as appropriate, including:

  • Refraction testing
  • Ultrasonography
  • Electroretinography
  • MRI
  • CT

Cataract Extraction
Advances in ocular surgery have progressively improved the post-operative outcome following canine cataract removal.

We have facilities for:

  • Pre-operative electroretinography and high resolution ultrasonography
  • “Cold” phacoemulsification
  • Lendectomy via a 2.8mm corneal incision
  • Insertion of a range of foldable prosthetic lenses

Lens Luxation
Luxated/subluxated lenses present a high risk of glaucoma and blindness, but with current techniques these cases can be managed very successfully.

  • Endocapsular tension ring placement to stablise the lenticular capsular bag
  • Lens extraction by small port vitrection and phacoemulsification


19G Video Endolaser
The endolaser allows us to carry out microincision surgery for the following conditions:

Laser ablation of the ciliary body can give long term control of the intraocular pressure.

Intraocular Melanomas
Iris melanomas can be ablated transcorneally without the need to enter the eye.

Retinal Detachments
The endolaser enable us to “spot-weld” the retina in position to prevent the progression of retinal detachments.