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[Dr. Bianca da Costa Martins examines a dog's eyes]

Eye Tissue Bank to Help Horses, Dogs

Mar 28, 2016 / Advances in Medicine / Ophthalmology / Dogs / Horses

Corneal transplants have a high success rate “The purpose of this bank is to have corneas available for patients that would benefit from a corneal graft,” explains Dr. Martins. “That includes horses with an abscess in one of the layers of the cornea as well as horses and dogs with such conditions as deep corneal...

Surgery Eliminates Horse's Eye Pain: The Story of Chic

Jan 7, 2014 / Ophthalmology / Horses

Equine recurrent uveitis is the most common reason horses go blind. After suffering repeated episodes of uveitis – an inflammation inside the eye – Chic lost sight in her left eye. Although partial blindness did not stop Chic from being ridden by the young girl who was her owner, the eye did cause the horse...

Pug Eyes: Clearing Up the Haze

Aug 5, 2013 / Ophthalmology / Dogs

Pigmentary keratopathy (PK) is the most prevelant eye disease of the pug breed. With their playful spirit, passion to please, and zest for life, pugs are one of the most loved and celebrated breeds. Originating around 400 B.C., pugs have wagged their way into homes from Buddhist monasteries in ancient China and royal castles of medieval England to...