The systemic conditions associated with conjunctivitis may present with or without additional ocular abnormalities.
Proptosis, or traumatic forward displacement of the globe out of the orbit, is a serious ocular emergency that requires immediate attention to minimize discomfort and damage to the eye.
OphthalmologyThe goals of managing this ocular disease in your patients are controlling inflammation, reducing pain, preserving vision, and resolving the underlying condition if identified.
In companion animals, intraocular tumors are relatively uncommon, but those that do occur can be primary, metastatic, or locally invasive.
Clinical signs of canine glaucoma are traditionally divided into acute and chronic, but in most cases, most dogs present with an acute attack of glaucoma, including congestion, edema, fixed dilated pupils, and loss of sight.
OphthalmologyAcute vision loss in the dog is generally considered an emergency and warrants prompt evaluation by a veterinarian to confirm vision loss, localize the causative lesion, and institute therapy.
The following table outlines the prevalence of feline ocular diagnoses in cats presented to Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2014.
OphthalmologyThe authors describe the anatomy of the feline conjunctiva and cornea, pathogenesis of feline herpesvirus, and ocular manifestations of the disease, including specific diagnosis and therapy.
When evaluating patients with asymmetric pupils, the practitioner needs to determine whether one or both pupils are abnormal in size and localize the lesion responsible for anisocoria.