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 small, less prominently across the ventral (lower) pupillary margin. Corpora nigra are normal anatomical structures in horses that function to improve vision in bright light by reducing the glare from the sunl
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 veterinary medicine, help animals maintain vision, improve their comfort, and you get to perform eye saving procedures and help blind animals see again! So what does it take to get there? After graduating high sch
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 the life of a horse. It first affects the uvea, which contains the vascular components of the eye and is essential for proper nutrition and function of the eye. The inflammation can affect other parts of the eye
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 structures near the eye and orbit including muscles, salivary glands, tooth roots, bone and nerves, and abnormalities or inflammation of these tissues can affect the positioning of an otherwise normal appearing e
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-inflammatory drop in her right eye to prevent secondary inflammation inside of her eye (uveitis) and glaucoma. She revisited the ophthalmologist for routine recheck examinations to examine the health of her left eye, and t