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Jun 12 2022


A Laser Focus on Your Furry Friend’s Eyes

Body: Pets suffer many similar eye diseases that affect humans. Our veterinary team works to treat conditions both surgically and non-invasively to help retain or restore your pet’s vision. Some pet eye diseases you may be familiar with include cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachments, corneal ulcers, and eye injuries.

Sometimes it can be difficult to realize that our pets are having trouble with their vision or are experiencing pain. However, there are some signals that you can keep an eye out for to help them get medical support before conditions progress. Some signs that something might be wrong with your pet’s eyes and might need to visit our clinic include: 

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  • Excessive tearing

  • cloudiness

  • inflammation of the eye

  • discharge and crusty gunk

  • visible third eyelid

  • unequal pupil sizes

  • closed eyes

  • change in eye color

  • tear-stained fur

Here at Canton Animal Hospital, our goal is to improve and preserve your pet’s vision and quality of life by providing the highest quality, compassionate ophthalmic care. 

Eye Conditions We Treat

Here at Canton Animal Hospital, we diagnose and treat various eye conditions that could be affecting your pet. Some of the most common focuses include the following conditions:


Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is a fairly common eye condition when one or both of your pet’s eyes will look red, irritated and swollen, or could produce discharge.

Dry Eye

Drye eye references diminished tear producton that can cause corneal inflammation, squinting, and discharge in your pet’s eyes.

Cherry Eye

Cherry eye is an eye condition in which the ligaments that keep the tear gland under the eyelid strt to breakdown and the gland prolapses (pops out).


Epiphora is a medical conditon in dogs that causes an exessive overflow of tears in your dogs eyes.


Glaucoma is a painful eye disease that can cause a build-up of fluid and pressure in your pet’s eye. As pressure and fluid in the eye increases, damage to the retina and optic nerve can ultimately lead to blindness.


Cataracts is the clouding of the lens of the eye that creates a grayish blue or white discoloration of the pet’s eye, which can lead to blurry vision. As the disease progresses, it can ultimately lead to blindness.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

This condition is a hereditary disease that affects a pet’s ability to see, causing slow degeneration of the retinal tissue. Early signs of this condition are often overlooked, but can begin with night blindness in most cases.


This condition refers to an abnormality in the eyelids in which the lower eyelid rolls outward or appears “droopy”. Certain breeds have a higher incidence of ectropion than others.


This condition is considered a hereditary disorder in which the eyelid rolls inward, causing teh eyelashes and surrounding hair to rub against the pet’s sensitive cornea.


This place was amazing! I called and was able to get in within 40 minutes of my call which was 2 hours before they closed too! I called at least 8 other Emergency Vets before calling them and I would go back in a heartbeat! The techs and DVM were wonderful and so caring. Alice, my 16-year-old cat, is happy to be back home.

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