Category: Ophthalmology

  • Feline corneal sequestrum

    Feline corneal sequestrum are a relatively common eye disease of cats which begins as a corneal ulcer and gradually worsens despite aggressive therapy[1]. Corneal sequestrum refers to the development of an opaque, dark brown to black plaque on the cornea which is a dead piece of corneal tissue. Sequestra are usually oval to round, they can be quite small […]

  • Eosinophilic keratitis

    Feline eosinophilic keratitis (FEK) is a relatively common corneal disease that appears in cats from 1 to 14 years of age with the average age of occurrence of <4 years of age. Castrated males are over represented in most studies. FEK commonly occurs in both domestic shorthair and the domestic longhair cats. However, this disease also is seen in specific breeds […]

  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca

    Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or ‘Dry eye’ is a rare eye disease of cats characterised by reduced or absent lacrimal tears. KCS may be a consequence of feline herpes viral infection, particularly following severe conjunctivitis when conjunctival cicatrization (scarring) can affect the function of the lacrimal ductules. Orbital trauma, direct trauma to the lacrimal gland and damage to […]

  • Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctitivis is a common eye disease of cats, defined as an inflammation of the conjunctival membranes surrounding the eye, is a very common disease in cats. There are a wide range of causes including allergies, scratches from other cats and objects, autoimmune diseases (eosinophilic granuloma complex), viral infections (FHV, FCV and rarely FIP), bacteria (Chlamydia) and other parasite infections such […]