Retinal Detachment in Shih Tzus

Owners of a brachycephalic (i.e., flat-faced) pet need to be aware of certain ocular conditions and eye disorders that commonly develop in these breeds. Shih tzus in particular are prone to eye problems, because of their shallow, less protective, eye sockets. With these protruding eyes comes the potential for a condition called retinal detachment. If [...]

Horner’s Syndrome in Dogs

Numerous conditions can result in a dysfunction called Horner’s syndrome, which is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves innervating a dog’s eye and facial muscles. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about this syndrome, in case your dog is affected. Horner’s syndrome signs in dogs A syndrome is a condition [...]

Spectacular Diseases in Snakes

Several factors can result in injury or infection in a snake’s spectacle, which can lead to impaired vision, and potentially affect their ability or willingness to eat. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about spectacular diseases in snakes to ensure your affected reptilian pet gets the care they need. The snake [...]

The Case Of The Missing Eyelid: Eyelid Agenesis In Cats

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, which coincides with the height of kitten season. If you’ve been thinking about a new feline in your home, now is a great time to reach out to your local shelter. Shelter cats make wonderful companions, but, like dogs and other species, they can suffer from unique ophthalmic conditions. Herpes virus [...]

There’s Something In The Water: Gas Bubble Disease In Fish

At Veterinary Vision Center, we have the special privilege of treating not only dogs and cats, but also large animals, exotic pets, wildlife, and zoo and aquarium residents. We believe all animals deserve quality veterinary care to preserve vision, and keep them comfortable when they develop ocular conditions. While most animal eyes function similarly, each [...]

Itchy, Red Eyes in Dogs: Could it be Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Your dog’s eyes are lined with a thin pink tissue called conjunctiva that covers the inside of the eyelids, as well as the white portion of the eyeball. The conjunctiva can become red when irritated or inflamed, and result in a condition known as conjunctivitis. In humans, we know this lovingly as the dreaded “pink [...]

Free Eye Exams for Service Animals: Preserving Vision For Working Dogs

Every May, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) participates in the National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Throughout the month, registered service and working animals can receive free eye exams at participating providers, including Veterinary Vision Center. The event was canceled the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year we’re [...]

Tick-Borne Anterior Uveitis in Dogs

April has been designated as Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month, making this the perfect time to discuss how tick-borne illnesses affect your dog’s eyes. Infections such as Lyme disease cause many significant problems for your dog, including ocular abnormalities. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about how these illnesses affect [...]

Ophthalmomyiasis in Pets

Parasites such as heartworms can cause significant health problems for your pet, and they also can affect their eyes, threatening their vision. Ophthalmomyiasis refers to the larval infestation of the eye, and our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about this condition to help you protect your pet. Heartworm ophthalmomyiasis in pets [...]

Encephalitozoonosis in Pet Rabbits

Encephalitozoonosis is a protozoan parasitic infection caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi that can damage your rabbit’s kidneys, nervous system, heart, and eyes. In addition, the disease is zoonotic, which means your pet rabbit can pass the infection to you and your family. Our team at Veterinary Vision Center wants to provide information about this concerning condition, [...]

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