Ophthalmology

Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists treat conditions and diseases of the eye such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and eye injuries. A boarded ophthalmologist has extensive training for 3-5 years after undergraduate and veterinary college. Many eye diseases are time sensitive so prompt consultation or referral is often in your pet’s best interest.

Iris (Uveal) Cysts in Pets

Introduction

Uveal cysts (also called iris cysts) are pigmented, fluid-filled spheres that are usually brown/black or tan/yellow in color that may be attached to different parts of the interior of the eye or they may be free floating with the front (anterior) chamber of the eye. Cysts usually occur suddenly and are generally considered benign. Occasionally, they can impair eye function or vision if they are numerous or grow large enough. Read more about Iris (Uveal) Cysts in Pets

Corneal Lipid Deposition

Introduction

Corneal lipid deposition, is a group of ocular (eye) diseases in which "white" opaque fatty material (lipid, cholesterol, or calcium) is accumulated in the inner layers of the cornea. The cornea is the clear protective outer layer of the eye. It protects the inner eye structures, but still allows light to pass into the eye. Corneal lipid deposition can occur in any age or breed and is more common in dogs than cats. Its appearance varies, but is often opaque white with easily identifiable borders. Read more about Corneal Lipid Deposition

Pannus (Chronic Superficial Keratitis)

Pannus, or chronic superficial keratitis, is a painful autoimmune disease of the cornea and conjunctiva of both eyes. This condition results from a misdirected immune response that manifests itself as blood vessel ingrowth, pigmentation, and scar tissue development in the cornea, conjunctiva, and 3rd eyelid. With time, the normally clear corneas become opaque, and some dogs eventually go blind. Read more about Pannus (Chronic Superficial Keratitis)

Retinal Degeneration

Introduction

Retinal degeneration is the "thinning" or "atrophying" of the retina, the light-absorbing neurological tissue in the eye. Retinal degeneration is a non-inflammatory condition that occurs when the cells in the retina begin to decline in function, and the tissue atrophies. Read more about Retinal Degeneration

Horner's Syndrome

Introduction

Horner’s syndrome is a common neurological disorder of the eye and facial muscles, and involves loss of sympathetic nerve supply to the eye, eyelids, and muscles that dilate the pupil. Read more about Horner's Syndrome

Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is a condition caused by a prolapsed or protruding third eyelid gland. This occurs when the normally hidden tear gland located behind the third eyelid herniates (displaces) upwards into an abnormal position. This occurs mostly in dogs and rarely occurs in cats.

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