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What Is Uveitis?

Uveitis is a form of ocular inflammation which affects the uvea or pigmented layers of the inside of the eye. The uveal tract includes the iris which forms the pupil, ciliary body which produces fluid in the eye and choroid (a vascular tissue which rest...

What Is Hyphema?

While the eye can appear red due to inflammation of the conjunctiva and tissues surrounding the eye, bleeding can occur within the eye. When red blood cells are present inside of the front portion of the eye (anterior chamber), a diagnosis of hyphema is...

What is Corneal Endothelial Degeneration?


Corneal Endothelial Degeneration (CED) is a condition that occurs in older dogs and affects the clarity of the cornea. This disease is a result of older age and can result in blindness and ocular discomfort. The cornea is the c...

What are Corpora Nigra?
Corpora nigra (also known as granula iridica) are pigmented, irregular, and roughed extensions of the posterior iris epithelium. They are present in a small group across the dorsal (upper) pupillary margin extending into the anterior chamber and...

So, you want to be a veterinary ophthalmologist? Of course you do, it’s the best job on the planet earth! Who wouldn’t want to be a veterinary ophthalmologist? After all, you get to help a variety of animals, their associated owners, practice at the highest level of ve...

What is equine recurrent uveitis?
Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), also known as moon blindness or periodic ophthalmia, is the leading cause of blindness in horses worldwide. Equine recurrent uveitis is inflammation inside the eye that recurs at regular

intervals over th...

What is Exophthalmos?

Exophthalmos is the term used for a forward deviation of the eye out of the boney orbit. The most common causes of exophthalmos will affect one rather than both eyes, although there are a few conditions which can affect both eyes. There are many st...

Case: Josie, a 10-year-old female small breed dog, first presented to The Animal Eye institute 6 years ago for evaluation of a cataract in her right eye, and an overall smaller than normal size to her right eye (microphthalmia). Josie was started on an anti-inflammator...

What is a corneal sequestrum?


A corneal sequestrum is an unusual disease unique to our feline patients. It appears as a tan to dark brown-

black area of corneal discoloration. It can vary in size, shape, and depth, and it is usually accompanied by corneal inflammation a...

While ophthalmologists are known to take care of your dog or cat’s eye health, they would all agree that the eyelids are also extremely important! Eyelids and the conjunctiva lining the eyelids play a major role in corneal and globe health. As the eyelids are covered i...

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