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11. Enucleation: Removal of an Eye in Cats
Enucleation is the removal of an eye and is an extreme and irreversible treatment, and it is reserved as a last attempt to alleviate the pain of an injured and untreatable eye. It is tolerated well by dogs and cats.
12. Exophthalmos in Cats
Exophthalmos is an anterior displacement of the eyeball – an abnormal protrusion of the eye. It is seen in both dogs and cats and, depending on the underlying cause, different ages and breeds are affected.
13. Eye Proptosis in Cats
Proptosis is the term used to describe an eye that has been forced out of the socket. This usually occurs secondary to severe facial trauma. Emergency care is necessary for any chance of retaining vision.
14. Eyelid Tumors in Cats
Eyelid tumors are much less common in cats, and in contrast to dogs, are more often malignant. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent type and occurs more frequently in white cats and outdoor cats with excessive sun exposure.
15. Glaucoma in Cats
Inside the normal eye there is constant production and drainage of a watery fluid. When a problem with the drainage of the fluid occurs, the pressure inside of the eye can increase. High pressure causes damage to the optic nerve and vision loss.
16. Hyphema in Cats
Hyphema is the presence of blood within the anterior chamber of the eye and is a symptom of serious ophthalmic disease, the cause of which must be promptly identified. Hyphema may be partial or complete.
17. Hypopyon in Cats
Hypopyon is the accumulation of white blood cells in the form of pus in the front chamber of the eye. It represents a symptom of serious ophthalmic disease and can be caused by systemic viral, fungal, bacterial, parasitic or protozoal infections.
18. Iris Prolapse in Cats
Iris prolapse is the protrusion or forward movement of the iris, the colored membrane or tissue of the eye, through a traumatized or diseased cornea. It is a common sequel to penetrating corneal wounds and/or ruptured corneal ulcers.
19. Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) in Cats
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, also called dry eye, results when there is a decrease in tear production, which then leads to chronic inflammation, scarring and pigmentation of the cornea. A common cause in cats is feline herpes virus.
20. Lens Luxation in Cats
Lens luxation is the abnormal positioning or displacement of the lens within the eye. Normally the lens is suspended between the iris (the colored portion of the eye) and the retina (located along the back of the eye).

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