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 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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