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Eye Disorders

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Symptoms

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is a potentially blinding condition that develops due to decrease of tear production in the eye. The first signs of KCS are: chronic redness of the eye chronic thick, yellow-green mucoid discharge from the eye, especially in the morning conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, the delicate mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the front...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is a painful genetic disorder that is also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS. KCS is an inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva due to an inability to produce watery tears. KCS prevents the eyes from being properly moistened, resulting in chronically dry, burning eyes and scarring. With chronic KCS, the corneal surface thickens and becomes irregular resulting in pigmentary keratitis which eventually...
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Newest Articles

Dry Eye Auto Immune Disorder

Hello, I would like to share with everyone what I use to treat my precious dog who has an auto immune disorder in her left eye that causes it to be constantly dry, irritated, and uncomfortable for her. She is a 3lb Yorkie, 5 years old... And I have had to treat her eye a minimum of 2 to 3 times a day for the past 5 years. If it wasn't for my constant lubrication...
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Lil Bella fighting going blind!

Bella, a tiny lil Shiba Inu girl, only 8 years old has lost the sight in her left eye, and is losing the sight in her right. A Foster Shiba in San Jose, funds are being raised to help Bella regain her sight in her right eye, but the left eye is too far gone. Sadly, she also has a defect in her eye that makes glaucoma very likely unless she undergoes a second procedure...
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1.5 year old Puppy going Blind - Chaps Against Cataracts

Hi Friends, Meet my 1.5 year old puppy named Chaps. He has cataracts in both eyes which are progressing extremely fast. His surgery is estimated to cost $6,000 and we are in need of some help! He will go blind in the next few months if he doesn't have this surgery. It breaks my heart to see such a vibrant family member going through such a hard time. Please help share his story! You can...
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Military Family needs K9 Angels for their struggling dog.

A little over a week ago, our 8 1/2 year old mixed breed lab was diagnosed with glaucoma, that thanks to an eye care specialist visit yesterday, we now know to be hereditary and puts his other eye at risk.  This has been the hardest and most difficult thing to happen to this family.  SPike was just a few weeks old when we rescued him from a horrible puppy mill, where cages upn cages were...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is managed medically as described in the Treatment section. Improvements in living conditions may help ease symptoms as well.   Living Conditions In addition to the drugs that aid in replacing tears, inducing tearing, relieving painful symptoms and preventing infection, humans with KCS say that symptoms improve during cool, rainy, or foggy weather and in humid...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Treatment

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is a potentially blinding condition that develops due to decrease of tear production in the eye. Early identification and treatment is crucial to preventing the destruction of the cornea. Two forms of treatment are available:  drug therapy and surgery.   Pharmaceutical therapy Treating KCS medically is important for increasing tear production, applying artificial tears, reducing any...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Symptoms

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS, is a potentially blinding condition that develops due to decrease of tear production in the eye. The first signs of KCS are: chronic redness of the eye chronic thick, yellow-green mucoid discharge from the eye, especially in the morning conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, the delicate mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the front...
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye Syndrome) - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is a painful genetic disorder that is also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, keratitis sicca or KCS. KCS is an inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva due to an inability to produce watery tears. KCS prevents the eyes from being properly moistened, resulting in chronically dry, burning eyes and scarring. With chronic KCS, the corneal surface thickens and becomes irregular resulting in pigmentary keratitis which eventually...
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Tear Stains

Has anyone else had this issue with their Cavalier? When we got Bentley, he had a small amount of reddish staining under both eyes. When we took him to our Vet within a day or 2 for a general check-up, I asked about it & was told it was a "cosmetic" thing, noticable only because he had white fur under his eyes, not to be concerned, and to try one of the several "wipe type"...
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Cataracts

A cataract is any opacity or loss of transparency of the lens of the eye. A normal lens, which sits behind the pupil, is transparent and focuses light onto the retina. The retina sends the image to the brain, where vision is perceived. When the cells and the protein of the lens begin to deteriorate, a cataract forms. The lens gets cloudy and the light cannot be transmitted to the retina. The opacity may be...
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