Pet Eye Care in Clinton, CT
We believe in ongoing check-ups for your pet’s eyes.
Our pets are most sensitive to odors, yet their ocular (eye) health can significantly influence their quality of life. That’s why eye screenings are part of every Clinton Veterinary Hospital visit. Throughout a lifetime, dogs and cats can suffer from a range of eye issues and injuries. Here are some problems that our team might treat:
- Cataract: An opaque blockage on the lens of the eye that causes impaired vision and sometimes blindness.
- Cherry Eye: An enlarged tear gland forming a mass on the eye.
- Conjunctivitis: Red and swollen eyes, often with discharge.
- Corneal Ulcers: An erosion or open sore in the cornea’s outer layer.
- Dry Eye: Diminished tear production causing inflammation, squinting, and sometimes discharge.
- Epiphora: An overflowing of tear production that creates stains on the facial fur.
- Ectropion: An outward turning of the upper eyelid that causes the lower lid to droop.
- Entropion: A rolling in of the eyelid causing discharge and tearing.
- Glaucoma: Cloudiness in the eye and enlargement of the eye due to increased pressure in the eyeball.
- Progressive Renal Atrophy: Blindness caused by a deteriorating retina.
- Uveitis: A swelling and irritation of the uvea, the eye’s middle layer, which supplies blood to the retina.
Our facility utilizes several pieces of eye care equipment used to diagnose and treat your pet. The tools include:
- Ophthalmoscope – The interior structures of the eye may be viewed using an ophthalmoscope, which combines a light source with built-in mirrors and lenses. The structures of the retina and the light-sensitive region at the rear of the eye that processes photos are particularly good candidates for examination with an ophthalmoscope.
- Applanation tonometer (TonoPen) – The Tono-Pen Vet is a precision electronic tonometer for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP). The instrument’s body was created specifically to fit comfortably in the palm of the user, allowing for fast and accurate measurements.