inner-banner1-v2Even more so than us humans, cats and dogs rely heavily on their vision to survive. When an animal’s eyes start to suffer due to damage from disease or infection, it can affect their day-to-day behavior and habits in numerous ways. If left untreated, many feline and canine eye conditions can cause permanent damage that will drastically alter your pet’s life.

If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from an eye condition, it is important that you contact your local animal eye care specialist as soon as possible to schedule an examination. Animal Eye Associates of Florida can help diagnose and treat common eye conditions that affect our furry (and not-so-furry) family members. Contact them now to set up an appointment.

Ocular Conditions That Benefit From Evaluation By A Veterinary Ophthalmolgist – A Partial List

  • Orbital disorders – retrobulbar abscess, retrobulbar mass
  • Eyelid and eyelash disorders – entropion, ectropion, ectopic cilia, distichia, blepharitis
  • Tear film disorders – keratoconjunctivitis sicca, prolapsed gland of the third eyelid
  • Conjunctival and corneal disorders – conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, chronic superficial keratitis
  • Intraocular disorders – anterior uveitis
  • Lens disorders – cataract, lens subluxation and luxation
  • Retinal disorders – retinal detachment, retinal degeneration, retinal inflammation
  • Ocular trauma – proptosis, eyelid and corneal laceration
  • Vision disturbances – blindness, changes in behavior
  • OFA – Eye examinations for OFA Eye Certification Registry

This list is by no means exhaustive.  It is meant as an overview.  Examination by your general practice veterinarian will help determine the need for referral to a veterinary ophthalmologist.