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 Corneal Endothelial Degeneration?


Corneal Endothelial Degeneration (CED) is a condition that occurs in older dogs and affects the clarity of the cornea. This disease is a result of older age and can result in blindness and ocular discomfort. The cornea is the c...

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...

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 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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