veterinary ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Blindness in Pets

March 25, 2015

Smiley, a blind Golden Retriever therapy dog and former puppy mill rescue, recently became an internet sensation. Born without eyes, Smiley bonded with a deaf Great Dane after he was rescued from the puppy mill. According to reports, the relationship drew Smiley out of his shell and turned him into a confident therapy dog, sharing … Continue reading Blindness in Pets

Seeing Christmas for the First Time

December 23, 2013

Kittens are born with their eyes closed and about 10-14 days after birth the lids open. The eyelids of Frankie, the handsome orange tiger cat pictured here, opened on schedule, but something was wrong. His upper eyelids had not formed correctly. Are eyelids important? You probably don’t think much about your eyelids, but they are … Continue reading Seeing Christmas for the First Time

Does My Dog Have Dry Eye?

December 23, 2011

This photograph of a dog’s eye shows: An emergency room snapshot of a ruler stuck in a dog’s eye. A very sad dog crying blue tears. A veterinarian testing for tear production. If you guessed number 3, you are correct. This photograph shows a dog being tested for tear production. The paper strip, called a … Continue reading Does My Dog Have Dry Eye?