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1. Anterior Uveitis in Cats
Anterior uveitis is inflammation that affects the front part of the eye. The iris, which is the colored portion of the eye, is typically involved, and common causes include immmune diseases, infections and trauma.
2. Cataracts in Cats
A cataract is a structural change in the lens of the eye resulting in cloudiness. The normal lens is clear and it helps to transmit and focus light onto the retina. Without treatment, cataracts often lead to blindness.
3. Cherry Eye in Cats
Cherry eye is the term used for the prolapse of the third eyelid that may affect one or both eyes. There are a variety of causes and it is found in both dogs and cats, although it is not very common in cats.
4. Conjunctivitis in Cats
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the inner lining of the eyelids and extends from the tear duct to the outer edge of the eye. It is a common eye problem in cats and usually associated with other eye problems.
5. Corneal Degeneration in Cats
Corneal degeneration is a secondary, pathologic change within the cornea with dense white, grayish-white, or crystalline, and sharp demarcated borders. Corneal degeneration is more common in dogs than cats and may affect any age or breed.
6. Corneal Laceration in Cats
Laceration or scratches of the cornea, the thin clear covering of the eye, occur due to trauma to the eye, most commonly a cat scratch. Exuberant and playful kittens are most commonly associated with corneal lacerations.
7. Corneal Sequestrum
A corneal sequestrum is a darkly pigmented area in the cornea of the cat often associated with chronic ulcerative or inflammatory diseases of the cornea. This dark brown spot is an area of dead corneal tissue.
8. Corneal Ulceration in Cats
Corneal epithelium is constantly being lost and replaced, and its health and thickness depend on a delicate balance between cell loss and regeneration. Corneal ulcers represent either excessive loss or insufficient protection of epithelial cells.
9. Enophthalmos in Cats
Enophthalmos is a displacement of the eyeball backwards into the orbit. This can be seen in both dogs and cats and, depending on the underlying cause, different ages and breeds are affected.
10. Entropion in Cats
Entropion is defined as inward rolling or turning of the eyelid edges. This is a common eye problem and can be present at birth or acquired later in life. It most commonly affects the lower eyelids.
 

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