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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 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 pannus?

Chronic superficial keratitis, or pannus, is a progressive, inflammatory disease of the canine cornea. It is

potentially vision threatening due to the development of dense corneal blood vessels, scarring, and pigmentation, as well as infiltration of “fles...

What is squamous cell carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common tumor of the equine eye. It can occur on the cornea, eyelids, third eyelid, and conjunctiva. Horses with lack of pigmentation of the eyelids or around the eye are at increased risk for the...

Have you ever wondered what that bump was on your dog’s eyelid?

Eyelid masses commonly develop in dogs. They are more common to develop in older dogs but can occur in dogs of any age. The most common types of canine eyelid masses are Meibomian gland adenomas, papillomas...

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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