Author Archive | Claudia Busse

Eye Scratch Injuries in Puppies

Puppies are particularly susceptible to traumatic eye injuries from cat scratches as it takes some time, usually 3 months, for puppies to learn to blink rapidly in response to a threatening (or menacing) movement such as a cat claw. Eye scratch injuries in puppies are often seen in the ophthalmology referral hospital. It is young […]

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Corneal Ulcers in Dogs and Cats

Corneal ulcers are defects of the ‘cornea’; the clear ‘window’ of the eye. In this article, ophthalmology expert Claudia Busse explains about corneal ulcers in dogs and cats. What is the cornea? The cornea is a very special tissue that is completely transparent. In contrast to the skin, it lacks pigment and even blood vessels […]

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Cataracts in Diabetic Dogs

Diabetes mellitus can occur in dogs and can lead to the development of cataracts. What is diabetes mellitus and how can it affect the eyes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease complex that is characterised by an increased level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose levels are not only elevated in the blood but also […]

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