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Monday, August 14 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Eye problems in older dogs and cats

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Our patients are living longer and this now means that we are seeing more degenerative problems in older dogs & cats.  In this presentation Robin from Animal Eye Care in Melbourne will discuss some of these ageing changes that we now see more commonly.
Most old dogs over the age of 10 will develop normal lens ageing - senile nuclear sclerosis.  When does this cause a problem?  Many older dogs also develop corneal lipidosis, and as they age the lipid can calcify and then become fragile.  In these cases deep corneal ulcers can suddenly develop.  This can be avoided by treating these dogs with Optimmune. If you see copious purulent discharge in olcer cats you should be thinking of entropion.  This is now a common problem in older cats.  The surgical management of age related entropion will be covered.  Also older cats are more predisposed to iris pigment changes, these need to be carefully managed and evaluated.

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Robin Stanley

Veterinary Eye Specialist, Animal Eye Care - Melbourne
Robin Stanley BVSc (Hons), FACVSc (Ophthalmology)Robin Stanley graduated with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 1984. Robin undertook an Ophthalmology Residency from 1987 to 1989 obtaining Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by exam... Read More →


Monday August 14, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Central B/C