Archives for Ophthalmology

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Canine Cataracts

While our ophthalmology department treats a wide range of diseases and conditions of the eye, canine cataracts are among the most common. Each year, plenty of pet owners make trips to their veterinarian with complaints about their dog’s eyes appearing cloudy or noticing that their vision seems impaired. While various conditions and normal aging of the eye can contribute to these symptoms, it is important that cataracts be ruled out. What are Cataracts? Similar to a camera, our dog’s eyes have a lens inside of them that is used for focusing. A cataract is an opacification or cloudiness of the
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