Before cataract surgery, this patient was unable to see anything except for light and dark. Immediately after surgery and placing an intraocular lens, this patient's vision was restored. Visit our Cataracts page for more information!
& Indolent Ulcer
This patient had two things that we commonly see - an eyelid mass and an indolent ulcer. Both issues were taken care of at the same time. The "after" photo was taken 2 weeks after the procedures. The pigment will return to the eyelid margin and it will look like nothing happened!
Anterior Lens LuxationThe lens has come loose and moved to the front of the eye in front of the iris. In many cases, this is an emergency.
Posterior Lens LuxationThe lens has come loose and fallen to the back of the eye. While this is typically not an emergency, it is urgent and should be addressed with a specialist.
This patient had an ulcer that got infected and caused it to progress to the deeper layers of the cornea. A descemetocele is an ulcer that is down to the last layer of the cornea and the eye is at great risk for rupturing if not treated. Since there were blood vessels nearby and she was young, this patient was able to receive a conjunctival island graft which is a small patch of tissue sutured over the ulcer. Over time the graft continues to thin and it will be less noticeable.
Multiple UlcersWe often see pets with dry eye get multiple ulcers. That is why it is important to monitor them and keep them on their medications. It can help reduce their risk of corneal issues.
ProsthesisWhen a patient has to lose an eye, if the cornea is healthy and intact we can place a prosthesis rather than completely removing it. This patient's left eye is the prosthesis.
This cat had an entropion correction done. As you can see, the lower eyelid is rolling in so that hairs are constantly rubbing on the cornea. This is very uncomfortable but can be successfully corrected! The second picture is 2 weeks after surgery. As you can see, everything is back in the normal position and the cat is very comfortable. This is a very common problem, especially for English Bulldogs and Shar Peis!
Intraocular TumorThis patient has a mass inside of the eye. Even when tumors are benign, if they continue to grow they will cause secondary problems like glaucoma.
This cat had a sequestrum on his cornea. A sequstrum is a dark brown discoloration to black plaque that covers part of the cornea. As the sequestrum progresses to deeper corneal layers, the eye becomes more at risk for rupture if it sloughs out. This cat had a keratectomy to remove the affected layers of cornea before it got any deeper. This condition most commonly affects Persians and Himalayans.