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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...

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 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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