The AVS goal is to achieve excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery through the application of technology, the expertise of specialists and the compassion of our nursing team in order to supply unsurpassed service and attention to our patients, their owners and the referring veterinarians.


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  City Maitland , FL
  Zip Code 32751
  Address 9905 S US Highwy 17/92
  Phone Number (407) 644-1287

  • I would not recommend this business
  • Bad Outcomes

I brought my dog to Animal Eye in Maitland because his cataracts were starting to interfere with his vision. He could still see but it was becoming more and more difficult for him. He is an older dog and I realized that there were risks for complications but I decided to take him there to see if they could help him see better.
Dr. Priehs examined him and did several expensive tests, costing over $1,000.00, and told me that my dog would be a good candidate for cataract removal with a lens implant.
Unfortunately my dog’s retina detached a couple of days after the surgery, which left him completely blind in that eye. Dr. Priehs told me that my dog had unfortunately fallen into the 5% of cases that has this kind of result. There was supposedly a 95% chance that he would do well. I took it in stride and asked Dr. Priehs about the chance of doing the other eye in order to restore his sight. Dr. Priehs also told me there would be a slightly increased risk of the other eye’s retina detaching since it had happened to the first one. I asked him how much of an increased risk and he told me it would be another 5% risk, making it a 90% chance that it would not happened to the other eye. With that we went ahead with the other eye in hopes of restoring his sight.
The second eye’s retina detached and this left my dog completely blind. I spent over $7,000.00 for these two surgeries and put my dog through it ending up with nothing but a completely blinded dog, much worse than with the cataracts! He can no longer run and bumps into things all the time. I have to carry him from place to place and sometimes must hand feed him. It is a lot of work and so discouraging since my dog was very socially active prior to all this.
After talking with other veterinarians and physicians I have come to realize that the risks were much higher than 5-10%. I feel cheated and lied to and I wonder if it was all just a money grab by Dr. Priehs and Animal Eye Associates.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr Jeffrey Peck, excellent surgeon, great with my Rottweiler (who can be difficult), I highly recommend him.

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