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Diabetes Awareness: Tips on Caring for Diabetes in Pets

Published Thursday, December 15, 2016

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS): South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology (STVO) is offering five care tips to help avoid problems caused by diabetes this holiday season. With the new year upon us... Read More

National Cat Day: Five Eye Safety Tips for Cats

Published Monday, October 24, 2016

(San Antonio, Texas): In the spirit of National Cat Day, South Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology (STVO) is offering five “eye safety” tips for cat owners to help avoid common injuries during the fall ... Read More

Once Infected, Always Infected: Feline Herpesvirus

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The spring and summer is kitten season! Veterinary ophthalmologists, therefore, see an upswing in the number of Feline Herpesvirus cases that require treatment ... Read More

Tales of the Third Eyelid

Published Thrusday, September 1, 2015

Dogs and cats have a third eyelid? They sure do! The third eyelid, also known as the nictitating membrane, is a triangular, mobile, protective, and glandular structure lying between the cornea and the lower eyelid. The majority ... Read More

It’s Tough Getting Old

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015

All old dogs have cataracts … right? Well not exactly. All older dogs have a change in their lens called nuclear sclerosis or lenticular sclerosis. This gives the center of their eyes a steel grey or blue hue which can mimic cataracts... Read More

Preventative Eye Care for Pets

Published Tuesday, June 9, 2015

First of all, you will want to get used to looking at your pet’s eyes very closely. Once you know what is normal. it will be much easier to know when something is abnormal. It is best to perform a weekly eye exam so that you catch any problems very quickly... Read More

Diabetes and the Canine Eye

Published Monday, January 20, 2015

In humans, diabetes is associated with various changes within the eye, the most concerning of which is proliferative diabetic retinopathy – a blinding disease of the blood vessels within the retina. In our canine patients there are several... Read More

When Puppy meets Kitten

Published Monday, December 15, 2014

December is a month filled with many celebrations and much holiday cheer. It is also a month that sees many new pets introduced into new loving homes. Most of the time this introduction is a joyous occasion for all involved. In the ophthalmology field,... Read More

Remembering to Give Thanks for our Vision this Holiday Season.

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2014

November is a month when we all give thanks and connect with our families. During this time of reflection and gratitude, one of the things we should include this year is our gift of vision - of experiencing the awesome sense of depth, color,... Read More

The Ghostly Green Glow: Why do animal's eyes shine?

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ever wonder why your pooch's eyes shine in pictures? Why do some animal's eyes shine yellow, green, blue, or even red? Why can dogs and cats see better than humans in the dark? Can you eliminate the eye shine from your pictures?... Read More