Category Archives: Ophthalmology

Corneal Ulcers in Dogs

A dog's eye with a corneal ulcer stained green with fluorescein
Corneal ulcers are one of the more common eye conditions in pets. A few weeks ago, one of my geriatric patients came to see me for a goopy eye. Because he is a short-nosed dog, with bulgy eyes, he is predisposed to developing corneal ulcers, and that ended up being the diagnosis This little guy

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Dogs

A small pug looking concerned
One of my patient’s winter vacations was cut short last week when her owner noticed she was bumping into the furniture and reluctant to jump on and off the bed. A quick trip to the Animal Medical Center and consultations with internal medicine, neurology and ophthalmology specialists determined this cute pug, named Amanda, was blind

Cleaning Up Your Pet’s Eye Goop

Swabbing a dog's eye
Last week I took calls from pet families on SiriusXM “Doctor Radio,” which is broadcast from NYU Langone Medical Center. Although I answered numerous calls during the one hour show, one question stood out in my mind for its pure practicality: “What products are safe for me to use around my pet’s eyes?” Dirty Eyes

Eye Conditions

A cat with a swollen eye
Because your pet’s eyes are front and center every time you glimpse their cute little fur faces, abnormalities of the eyes are easy to recognize. And, of course, none of us would want our vision compromised by an eye disorder, so we worry about our pet’s eyes as well. Below are descriptions of some of