What Is Uveitis?

Feline uveitis, or intraocular inflammation in cats, has previously been discussed in our newsletter.  Uveitis is a form of ocular inflammation which affects the uvea or pigmented layers of the inside of the eye and is also a very common diagnosis...

What Is The Lens?

The lens is a transparent tissue which helps the eye to focus light and images on the back part of the eye.

This is the part of the eye which can develop a cataract. In normal health, the lens is held in place behind the iris and pupil by multiple zonul...

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 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...

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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