Dry Eye In Dogs

Dry Eye In Dogs

Did you know that dry eye, a common problem in people, also ails animals? It is, in fact, commonly diagnosed in dogs. Also known as KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca), dry eye occurs when the lacrimal gland and the third eyelid gland do not function properly to produce...
Giving Back To Service Animals: Free Eye Exams Throughout May

Giving Back To Service Animals: Free Eye Exams Throughout May

Pets fill so many people’s hearts with love and joy, while asking for very little in return. Even more amazingly, certain animals are able to provide services for people in need and, in turn, many people depend on service dogs for their daily routine. What Service...
Adjusting To Your Pet’s Blindness

Adjusting To Your Pet’s Blindness

The thought of our pets going blind is sad and scary. We hate to think of our dogs or cats having a reduced quality of life in any way. However, with proper at-home care, most animals adjust very well to blindness and maintain a great quality of life. Before...
Horner’s Syndrome

Horner’s Syndrome

Horner’s Syndrome is a common neurological disorder that affects the eye. A combination of signs can occur caused by the disruption of a nerve pathway from the brain to the eye and surrounding structures on one side of the body. Causes Most commonly, we do not find an...
SOLAR ECLIPSE: The Effects It May Have On Our Pets’ Vision

SOLAR ECLIPSE: The Effects It May Have On Our Pets’ Vision

On the rare occasions when a solar eclipse occurs, we are all taught: “Don’t stare directly at the sun!” The simple reason for this is that the exposure of our eyes to the sun for a prolonged period of time can cause harmful and irreversible damage...
The Truth About Vision: What Your Pets Can Actually See

The Truth About Vision: What Your Pets Can Actually See

August is National Eye Exam Month, so I wanted to take the opportunity to address some of the questions I’m commonly asked as a veterinary ophthalmologist. “Do dogs see in color?” “Why can my dog / cat see so well at night?” “Can dogs watch TV?” “Do dogs see in...