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 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...

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...

What is the lens?

The lens is the structure in the eye that focuses light onto the retina, which senses and converts light into electrical signals sent to the brain to create an image. The lens is comprised of three main structures: the lens capsule (membrane that encas...

What is Feline Herpes Virus?

Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) is a major cause for conjunctival and corneal disease in cats and is one of the most frustrating diseases to manage for the cat, owner, and veterinarian. Infection with FHV is common and affects greater than 90% of...

What is entropion?

Entropion, or inward rolling of the eyelids, is a common abnormality of the eyelids in many species, especially dogs. It can affect one to all four of the eyelids, but in most cases, both eyes are affected. The inward rolling of the eyelids causes t...

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