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Canine Uveitis

The uvea is the part of the eye which supplies blood to the retina. It is made up of three parts:

  1. Iris
  2. Ciliary Body
  3. Choroid

Uveitis is when any of these parts become inflamed. There are 3 types of uveitis:

  1. Pan-uveitis: inflammation of all three parts
  2. Anterior uveitis: inflammation of the iris and ciliary body
  3. Posterior uveitis: inflammation of the choroid

Uveitis is painful and can harm your dog's vision. If left untreated, uveitis can lead to other conditions like glaucoma, cataracts or retinal disease.

CAUSES:

SIGNS:

DIAGNOSIS:

In order to properly diagnose your dog with uveitis, most veterinarians will perform the following:

TREATMENT:

Most veterinarians will recommend the following treatment for a dog withuveitis:

PREVENTION:

For cases of uveitis that are preventable, it is best to avoid eye trauma and exposure to ticks and fungal diseases.

PROGNOSIS:

Simple cases of uveitis that you treat quickly and properly usually improve within 24 hours. Cases that are more complicated take a few days to get better.

Severe cases can sometimes result in irreversible blindness.

Uveitis can recur, often with further complications.

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