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An Insight Into Uveitis

An Insight Into Uveitis

What is it? Uveitis refers to inflammation within the eyeball itself. This inflammation can affect one or multiple parts of the eye: the iris (coloured part of the eye), the ciliary body (behind the iris), and the back of the eye. Uveitis is a very painful condition...

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Below The Surface – Corneal Ulcers

Below The Surface – Corneal Ulcers

What is it? A corneal ulcer refers to damage to the outer surface of the cornea, which is the clear outer layer at the front of the eye. It can be thought of as a graze on the surface of the eye. Corneal ulcers are painful.In some cases, the corneal ulcer will not...

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Seeing red with ‘Cherry Eye’

Seeing red with ‘Cherry Eye’

What is it? 'Cherry Eye' is another term for the prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. This gland, known as the nictitating membrane, is responsible for producing tears in the eye. Normally it is tucked down behind the third eyelid, out of sight. However, if it...

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The Problem With Pannus

The Problem With Pannus

What is it? Pannus, otherwise known as chronic superficial keratitis, is a condition in which a film of inflammatory tissue grows over the surface of the eye. This tissue typically darkens over time. What causes it? Both genetic and environmental factors combine which...

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SARDS equals Sudden Vision Loss

SARDS equals Sudden Vision Loss

What is it? SARDS stands for Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome. This is a disease in which the retina suddenly and irreversibly degenerates. The retina is located at the back of the eye and is responsible for absorbing light and converting this information...

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Seeing Clearly Through Lens Dislocation

Seeing Clearly Through Lens Dislocation

What is it? The lens is a transparent structure that sits in the middle of the eye, it is responsible for focusing light onto the back of the eye. It is held in place by fine ligaments. Lens dislocation occurs when these fine ligaments break, allowing the lens to...

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A Look At Cats and Blood Pressure Blindness

A Look At Cats and Blood Pressure Blindness

What causes it? There are various potential causes of high blood pressure in cats, such as kidney disease and thyroid disease. In some instances, a specific cause cannot be identified. How is it diagnosed? A diagnosis is made based on a combination of the typical...

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Corneal Sequestrum Conundrum

Corneal Sequestrum Conundrum

What is it? A corneal sequestrum is a layer of dead tissue on the surface of the cornea (outer layer of the eye) that is typically dark brown or black. This is a painful condition that has the potential to become infected, leading to eye rupture and possible loss of...

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Glaucoma Take The Pressure Down

Glaucoma Take The Pressure Down

What is it? Glaucoma refers to a buildup of abnormally high pressure inside the eye. It may be helpful to think of the eye as a bucket with a hole in the bottom, a tap running into the top of the bucket, and water draining out of the hole at the same rate. Glaucoma...

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Eye Sore – Conjunctivitis in Cats

Eye Sore – Conjunctivitis in Cats

What causes it? Conjunctivitis in cats is most commonly caused by an infection. Infectious agents include Feline HerpesVirus, Calicivirus, Chlamydiophila, Mycoplasma, and others that are less common. Other possible causes include allergies, tear film deficiencies,...

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Shedding Light On Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Shedding Light On Progressive Retinal Atrophy

What is it? Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a disease in which the retina gradually deteriorates. The retina, located at the back of the eye, is responsible for absorbing light and sending signals to the brain for interpretation. Typically, low-light vision is...

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GAPOnly: The New Way To Use Pet Insurance

GAPOnly: The New Way To Use Pet Insurance

What is GAPOnly? GapOnly® is an innovative payment service that works with selected pet insurance brands, so you can access your pet insurance benefit right away for eligible expenses. That means, rather than paying us the full invoice upfront and waiting days to be...

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