Tag Archives: ophthalmology

Amazing AMC to the Rescue Success Stories

A cat in a veterinary clinic

The Animal Medical Center has several Community Funds that provide financial support to pet families in need. AMC to the Rescue is one of those Community Funds, but it’s different than the others because it supports animals in foster care hoping for a forever home. Pets receiving an AMC to the Rescue grant must have

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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

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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

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Laser Therapy at AMC

A dog receiving laser therapy at the Animal Medical Center

A laser is not a thing; it is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Clearly, laser is simpler. But there is nothing simple about lasers used in medicine. Lasers produce a very narrowly focused beam of light which can be very precisely aimed. Lasers also produce light restricted to

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Everyday Medicine: The Third Eyelid

A close up of a dog's eye with the third eyelid exposed

Everyday Medicine is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures commonly used at AMC. Some past examples of this type of blog post include “Vital Signs” and “The Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar.” The other day I was examining a dog’s head. As part of the exam, I pushed on the

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