Anterior Uveitis is a painful condition where the uvea the part of the eye made up of the iris or the dark tissue at the front of the eye that contains the blood vessels, becomes inflamed. This condition affects the dog’s iris and the surrounding pupil tissue that can threaten your dog’s vision.
Symptoms of Anterior Uveitis in Dogs
Anterior uveitis is the inflammation of the ciliary body and the iris of the eyes. The following are the symptoms that your dog might show if they have this Eye Inflammation:
- Your dog seems in Pain
- Excessive tears
- Swelling of the eyeball
- Squinting Redness of the eye
- The front of the eye is cloudy or dull
- The pupil is unusually small or has an uneven shape
- The color of the iris may be uneven or may be different than normal
Causes of Anterior Uveitis in Dogs
Canine Eye Inflammation can affect your dog’s eyes due to a variety of reasons, ranging from conditions that are easy to fix to some that are very serious.
- Trauma or injury
- Metabolic diseases
- Bacterial Infections
- Autoimmune diseases
- Lens protein entering into the eye fluid
Treatment of Anterior Uveitis in Dogs
The treatments for Canine Eye Inflammation especially Anterior Uveitis will depend on the diagnosis, but the most common medication for this is drops or ointments to put in the dog’s eye, as well as oral medications to reduce any pain or inflammation, in more serious case the vet might recommend surgical removal of the eyes.
Canine Eye Inflammation is a cause of concern because it leads to loss of vision if not properly treated. Take time every day to look at your dog’s eyes carefully to look for any changes. Follow-up appointments are needed so that the veterinarian can examine the eye at regular intervals. The place where your dog stays must be safe for them for preventing further injuries.
See also: Blepharitis in Dogs