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Eye care is very important for all companion animal species. Scratches, ulcers, dry eye, discharge and infection are some of the most common ocular problems our pets have. Some conditions may require additional testing to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
KCS - Keratoconjuctivitis Sicca - aka Dry Eye - is very common in many small dog breeds and can cause severe trauma to your pets eyes if not treated and monitored regularly. Your veterinarian will recommend a Schrimer Tear Test if they think your pet may have dry eye, to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity of the condition.
Scratches/Ulcerations - can be painful to a pet and cause loss of vision if left untreated or treated with the wrong medications. It is extremely important to confirm the presence of a scratch or ulcer before starting any eye medication. Your veterinarian may recommend a Stain test to confirm the presence or absence of a scratch or ulcer before prescribing medication for your pets eyes.
Glaucoma - is increased pressure in the eye. Left untreated it will cause blindness!! If your veterinarian suspects your pet has glaucoma they will recommend a IOP (intra-ocular pressure) exam.