Our ophthalmology referral service has been helping animals in Singapore with all conditions of the eyes and preserving their important sense of sight. Dr Rui Oliveira has been heading our ophthalmology department since 2013. With his vast experience in performing eye surgeries since 2003, Dr Oliveira has performed 3235 intra-ocular surgeries, of these more than 2000 are phacoemulsification surgeries. On general corneal and eyelid surgeries he has performed 7900 procedures in 15 years of experience on a wide range of domestic and wildlife species. Together with our veterinary team, our services provided to pet owners and referring veterinarians include:


  • Cataract removal, including advance/hypermature cataracts
  • Lens luxation
  • Glaucoma: endolaser surgery and drainage valve implant
  • Retinal detachment: laser retinopexy
  • Corneal conditions, e.g. keratotomy, keratectomy, conjunctival flaps/grafts, corneal transplant
  • Eyelid conditions, e.g. entropion, ectropion, distichiasis (in-grown eyelash), trauma
  • Ocular tumour removal and reconstructive surgery


  • Consultations and eye examinations for problem eye cases in all animal species
  • Hereditary eye disease screening including screening for pure breed cats
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Direct and indirect fundoscopy
  • Streak retinoscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Gonioscopy
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Ocular ultrasonography
Due to international work commitments, Dr Oliveira has limited schedule availability. Please contact us for an appointment or any enquiries.