Uveitis in catsmiroslav
Uveitis (inflammation of the internal structures of the eye) is a relatively common and potentially very serious ophthalmic issue in cats.
Uncontrolled inflammation in the eye can cause the development of various complications that result in loss of sight (cataract formation, retinal detachment, secondary glaucoma). Almost 50% of cats with uveitis have a serious systemic disease (infection or neoplasia) that can be life-threatening if not recognized and treated early. The most common clinical signs of uveitis include: loss of sight, blinking, redness of the eye, prominence of the third eyelid, blurred cornea, discoloration of the eyes and narrowing of the pupil. All cats with uveitis must undergo a detailed clinical examination. Treatment strategies are usually aimed at controlling the inflammation and eliminating the possible cause of uveitis (infection or neoplasia).