The Feline Eye

The Feline Eye consists of a cornea, lens, pupil, iris and retina. There is a third eyelid (nictitating membrane) located in the inner corner of the eye towards the center of the face.

Although eyes are remarkably similar between domestic species, the feline eye presents some unique features both in normal anatomy and response to disease.

There are a number of ocular conditions which occur only in cats. The feline eye exhibits a much less pronounced response to inflammation than seen in dogs. However, detection of some early stage eye diseases can be more challenging.

Common feline eye problems include:

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal damage
  • Eye inflammation (uveitis)
  • Glaucoma
  • Entropion
  • Corneal inflammation (keratitis)
  • Eyelid mass
  • Cataracts

CONJUNCTIVITIS most often occurs secondary to systemic upper respiratory

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