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...

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...

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...

What is glaucoma and how does it develop?

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that results in increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Increased IOP is painful and causes damage to the retina and optic nerve, which can lead to irreversible blindness. It is a leading cause of b...

What is a “cherry eye”?

Most pets have an “extra” or third eyelid that lies between the lower eyelid and the portion of the eyeball closest to the nose. This third eyelid, or nictitans, contains a tear gland that produces about 30-40% of the tear film, and when this gla...

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