Conditions We Manage

Conditions we diagnose and manage include:

Corneal ulcers and infections [keratitis]. Corneal disease may occur as a result of infection (bacterial, viral, fungal, or other types of microorganisms), abnormalities of eyelid function or structure, tear abnormalities, trauma, and a variety of other conditions. We offer several types of surgery to repair damaged regions of cornea, to stabilize deep corneal lesions, and to restore vision to scarred corneas (corneal transplants, corneal grafts, conjunctival grafts).

Cataracts [cloudiness of the lens of the eye]. Cataracts may be small and not affect vision or may be larger and cause poor vision or blindness. Cataracts may develop for a variety of different causes. Some types of cataract progress and affect vision, while others do not progress. We offer surgical removal of cataracts and replacement lens (IOL) insertion to restore or improve vision.

Dry eye [Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, or KCS]. A common condition resulting from inadequate production of tears. Non-controlled dry eye can result in discomfort, corneal ulceration, corneal infection, and blindness. There are several treatment options for patients with dry eye.

Eye cancer. Cancer may occur in any region of the eye

Eyelid abnormalities. Entropion, tumors, laceration, inflammation, infection of the eyelid

Epiphora [excessive tearing]. This condition may result from abnormalities in the tear drainage system or due to conditions that irritate the eye surface.

Glaucoma [abnormally elevated inner eye (intraocular) pressure]. Glaucoma may be the only disease present or may develop as a result of other eye disease. Glaucoma can usually be successfully treated if detected early and appropriate therapy is provided.

Herpesviral ocular disease. Feline herpesvirus infection causes disease in many regions of the eye including: eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, and inner eye vascular linings (uvea). There are many treatment options for managing feline ocular herpesviral infections.

Lens luxation [dislocation (shifting) of the lens of the eye]. Lens luxation occurs as a result of loss of normal lens attachments (zonule). Lens luxation may occur suddenly in some breeds of dog or as a result of several other inner eye diseases. A luxated lens must be removed to prevent pain and blindness due to corneal damage and/or glaucoma.

Neurological disorders. Eyelid paralysis, ocular denervation syndrome, optic neuritis.

Orbital diseases. Tumors, foreign objects, infection, bleeding of the eye socket.

Retinal diseases. Retinal detachment, retinal tears, retinal bleeding, inherited retinal degeneration (PRA).

Trauma. Blunt trauma, corneal or scleral perforations - rupture, ocular proptosis.

Uveitis, iridocyclitis, choroioditis [inflammation of the inner eye structures]. Inner eye inflammation must be recognized and treated aggressively to preserve comfort and vision. There are many potential diseases that cause inner eye inflammation.

Vision loss. Most diseases of the animal eye can be successfully treated if recognized in early stages and appropriate therapy is provided.

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