Lenstore are proudly supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Vet Hospital by shining a spotlight on some of the most common eye conditions that are seen at the Home. For more information, visit our Love Your Pet’s Eyes campaign page.
Entropion is a genetic condition where a portion of the eyelid becomes folded inwards or inverted. This scratches and irritates the surface of the eye (cornea). If left untreated it could cause scar tissue to build up over any corneal wounds. This is known as pigmentary keratitis.
Both dogs and cats are born with a ‘third eyelid’ called the nictitating membrane, which is located in the inner corner of the eye. It clears mucus and debris off the cornea and has a gland to provide tears which lubricate the eye.
A cataract is an eye condition where the lens of an eye becomes cloudy. In order for your dog or cat to see, light passes through the lens into their eye. When the lens becomes cloudy, your pet's vision may become blurry and impaired.