Pet First Aid Level 2 (VTQ)

64 videos, 3 hours and 12 minutes

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Eye Injuries

Video 32 of 64
2 min 23 sec

Pet Eye Issues: Identification and Care

Recognizing Signs of Optical Problems

Learn how to identify eye issues in your pet and provide proper care.

1. Common Symptoms

Signs of Eye Problems Include:

  • Discomfort in bright light
  • Excessive blinking
  • Visible discharge or redness
  • Obvious blindness or vision problems

2. Specific Eye Conditions

Understanding Common Eye Conditions:

  • Corneal Ulcers: Surface erosions, often caused by trauma or irritants
  • Cherry Eye: Prolapsed third eyelid, requires surgical treatment
  • Glaucoma: High intraocular pressure, leading to redness, cloudiness, and vision loss
  • Cataracts: Age, genetics, or disease-related clouding of the eye's lens
  • Conjunctivitis: "Pink eye" or "red eye" resulting from allergies or pathogens

3. Prompt Action and Regular Checks

Key Takeaways:

  • Examine your pet's eyes regularly to establish what is normal
  • Act swiftly if you detect any problems
  • Consult your vet for proper diagnosis and treatment
  • Keep an eye out for contagious conditions