Pet Eye Care for Infections, Injuries, Eyelid Defects, Cataracts, and Other Eye Conditions.
Eye health is often an overlooked component of medical care, yet pets are very susceptible to eye injury due to accident (think of the rambunctious family dog) and aging.
In many cases, eye conditions that affect our dogs and cats are much like those that are diagnosed in humans. These conditions include glaucoma, cataracts, eyelid defects, inflammation, retinal denegation, and cornel ulceration. Because eye conditions are common, we include a thorough eye exam during your pet’s preventive care appointment.
Pet owners will sometimes notice symptoms of eye conditions in their pets. These might include squinting, closed eyelids, inflammation, cloudiness, pawing at the eye, or discharge. If you notice these signs, it is important to get your pet examined as soon as possible.
Left untreated, many eye conditions can become painful and continue to progress.
Many eye conditions can be corrected through medical or surgical procedures, which can be done at our hospital. When the ocular health of your pet presents greater challenges, we can also refer you to a veterinary ophthalmologist to give your pet the greatest chances of improved vision and eye health.
To learn more about eye care and your pet, please give us a call.