Ocular Conditions in Sheep and Goats

Sheep and goats use their vision to navigate their surroundings, forage for food, and interact with their environments, but certain ocular conditions can impact their sight and affect their overall quality of life. Our Veterinary Vision Center team is committed to preserving sight in all species, and we explain some ocular conditions that can affect [...]

Ocular Conditions Associated with Otitis Media in Pets

Ear infections are common in pets, and when the middle ear is affected, the infection can lead to complications beyond the ear. In some cases, otitis media (i.e., middle ear inflammation) causes ocular conditions. Our Veterinary Vision Center team treats all manner of pet eye conditions, and we provide information about ocular conditions associated with [...]

Seeing Eye to Eye: How Pet and Animal Research Shapes Human Ophthalmology

Translational medicine bridges the gap between research discoveries and actual health applications in many disciplines, including ophthalmology. Ophthalmology research looks at diseases in animals to help us learn more about the differences and similarities across species, and how those might apply to humans. The Veterinary Vision Center team contributes to translational knowledge by treating ophthalmic [...]

Genetic Eye Conditions: German Shepherd Edition

German shepherds are known for their intelligence and loyalty, and their versatility to suit laid-back family life or intense working conditions. However, like all breeds, German shepherds are bred from a closed stock, which leads to the development of genetic health issues. The Veterinary Vision Center team treats this breed for an array of eye [...]

Treating Eye Tumors in Pets

Tumors are abnormal cell collections that can form anywhere on a pet’s body, including the tissues inside, on, or around the eyes. With specialized care from a veterinary ophthalmologist, the prognosis for many pet eye tumors in pets is good, although treatment often requires surgical intervention. The Veterinary Vision Center team shares information about common [...]

Identifying Eye Disease in Pets: 5 Common Behavioral Clues

Routine veterinary care is essential for optimum pet health, but pet owners must play their part by remaining vigilant and observant between veterinary visits to detect illness signs at home. Some eye conditions present with obvious physical changes, but others can exhibit more subtle or difficult-to-detect signs. Pets cannot communicate their discomfort directly, but their [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Veterinary Eyelid Surgery

Knowing their pet needs surgery is nerve-wracking for pet owners, but often surgery is the best choice for treating certain eye conditions. Common eyelid and eyelash abnormalities found in pets typically require surgery for permanent correction. The Veterinary Vision Center team wants to assure pet owners their furry pal is in good hands on surgery [...]

Genetic Eye Conditions in French Bulldogs

French bulldogs are undeniably cute, funny, and endearing. People love them so much that they’ve jumped to the top of the American Kennel Club’s list of popular dog breeds. The Veterinary Vision Center team also loves French bulldogs, but they often come into our office for treatment of genetic eye conditions. Here is a list [...]

What to Expect When Your Pet Has Corneal Surgery

The cornea is the clear tissue that covers the eye’s front portion, protecting interior structures from damage and allowing light to enter the eye for vision. Severe corneal damage can lead to complete eye rupture, in which fluid from inside the eye leaks out, inside eye pressure is no longer maintained, structures can move out [...]

Specialized Ocular Imaging in Pets

X-rays and ultrasound are common veterinary medicine tools. Imaging tests allow us to see inside a pet’s body in a non-invasive manner and get the answers we need to help them heal. Modern imaging has advanced, and we now use imaging techniques that specifically look inside and around the eyes. The Veterinary Vision Center team [...]

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