• Cataracts – Inherited / Old Age/ Diabetic / Hypermature

    A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness in the crystalline lens of the eye which prevents light from passing through to the retina and causes blurriness and loss of functional vision. There are several categories of cataract depending on the cause and degree of development. [more info]

  • Corneal Dystrophy

    Dystrophy is the degeneration of tissues due to disease or malnutrition, frequently inherited. As with all diseases of the eye, corneal dystrophies are variable in cause and severity making their treatment very specific to your pet’s condition. [more info]

  • Corneal Sequestrum

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  • Corneal Ulcers

    A corneal ulcer is the erosion of the outer layer of the eyeball. The clear cornea, along with the white sclera, makes up the outer portion of the eye termed the fibrous tunic. Basically this holds everything inside the eye in place. [more info]

  • Deviated Globe

    Traumatic deviation of the globe is most often seen following severe head trauma such as dog fights and vehicular accidents. The results can be quite frightening to the owner. [more info]

  • Distichia

    Distichiasis is the presence for abnormally occurring eyelashes along the lid margin. These eyelashes or distichia are abnormally produced by the meibomian glands, which in addition to providing important oils and secretions to form a healthy tear film will sometimes produce these abnormal lashes. [more info]

  • Dry Eye

    Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, commonly referred to as Dry Eye, is seen frequently in dogs, but less so in cats. It is associated with the lack of normal tear production from the numerous glands that surround the globe. [more info]

  • Ectopic Cilia

    Ectopic cilia represents a lash or group of lashes somewhat similar to distichia except that these lashes do not come out of the meibomian gland orifice. [more info]

  • Entropion

    Entropion is the rolling in of the eyelids. It is one of the most common problems associated with your pe’ss eyelids. An entropion causes the hair on the eyelid to touch the eyeball, which can lead to corneal erosion/ulceration. [more info]

  • Episcleritis

    Episcleritis is an immune mediated disorder that causes inflammation to the white fibrous part of the eye, called the sclera. [more info]

  • Eyelid Tumors (Full Thickness Resection)

    Eyelid tumors are most frequently seen in dogs. Tumors are classified as either benign or malignant. Fortunately in our pets most eyelid tumors tend to spread locally and in general are not metastatic in nature. [more info]

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is the increase of pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP). This increase in pressure is associated with a blockage of the drainage system of the intraocular fluid known as aqueous humor. Aqueous humor helps maintain normal ocular shape and nourishes avascular structures in the eye, the lens & cornea.[more info]

  • Horner’s Syndrome

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  • Lens Luxation

    The most common problem with the crystalline lens is development of a cataract. The second most common problem is lens luxation. Luxation means to move out of normal position. [more info]

  • Ocular Trauma

    Ocular trauma to the globe (eyeball) and surrounding structures is not an uncommon occurrence in pets. Injuries from other household pets, new visitors from next door, blunt force trauma, scratches, corneal laceration, eyelid trauma, gunshot trauma, auto accidents, etc. This trauma can be severe, especially if the globe is involved. When the globe is involved the cornea is most frequently damaged. These traumas with laceration and/or frequently perforation of the cornea are definite emergencies, often with surgical intervention. This type of surgical repair (corneal laceration/perforation) is very critical requiring operating microscope magnification and very small 7-0 or 10-0 ophthalmic surgical suture, but the results can be amazing.

  • Pigmentary Vascular Keratitis

    Pigmentary vascular keratitis is inflammation of the cornea that has many causes, but specifically in dogs because they have cells containing melanin (pigment) at the juncture of the cornea and sclera (termed the limbus). [more info]

  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

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  • Prolapsed Gland (cherry eye)

    The third eyelid is a structure in the medial or nasal portion of the orbit. It is frequently not too visible to owners. The gland of the third eyelid is located within its base. This gland produces a significant amount of the aqueous tear film; therefore, it is important in maintaining good tear production and preventing the development of a dry eye. [more info]

  • Uveitis

    Uveitis is an inflammatory process of the vascular portion of the eye, the uvea. This is made up of the iris, which makes eye our color blue, brown, green, etc., the ciliary body, which produces fluid (aqueous humor) to provide nourishment to the avascular cornea and lens, and the choroid, which nourishes the retina and the back part of the eye. If left untreated uveitis can lead to blindness, sometimes very quickly. [more info]

Other Diseases of the Eye

  • Feline Conjunctivitis
  • Feline Corneal Sequestra
  • Feline Herpes Virus
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Lenticular Sclerosis
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Blockage
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pannus
  • Retinal Degeneration
    • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
    • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS)
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Sudden Blindness