Proudly serving the pet owners and veterinarians

of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

101 Metairie Road       504-872-9898

Common Eye Conditions in Pets 

What to Expect at Your First Visit

We expect your visit with MVOS to be a pleasant experience starting as you walk through the door. You will be greeted by a receptionist who will ask you to fill out some client information. (Our receptionists will also obtain information regarding your pet when you call to make the appointment). Please bring any medications your pet is taking (eye, oral) to each appointment. Recent blood tests or pertinent records should be faxed to MVOS before the appointment. Once your information is completed, our trained veterinary technician will bring you into our examination room to meet Dr. Mouney. Initial diagnostic tests including a Schirmer tear test, applanation tonometry, and corneal staining will be performed. The ophthalmologist will then perform a complete exam including vision testing, slit lamp examination (biomicroscopy), and indirect ophthalmoscopy. At the end of the examination, Dr. Mouney will discuss with you her exam findings, diagnosis, any recommended diagnostic tests, and any recommended therapy either medical or surgical. She will discuss the reasons behind any tests and therapy as well as potential complications and expected outcomes. Especially if further diagnostic testing or surgical therapy is needed to address your pet's condition, she will discuss the costs of the various options with you as well. It is our goal that you as your pet's owner feel integrally involved in all decisions regarding your pet's health care. 

When your visit is complete, our technician will provide you with discharge instructions containing a diagnosis, instructions for medical therapy, and a synopsis of what was discussed. Dr. Mouney will also send your veterinarian a referral letter the same day to inform them of her findings. We strive to work with your veterinarian to provide the best comprehensive care possible.

Ocular disease is common and may be due to injuries, systemic health, breed, or genetics.  Some of the most common eye conditions that we diagnose and treat are listed below.

​Eyelid abnormalities
· Entropion and ectropion
· Ectopic cilia
· Distichiasis
· Eyelid tumors
· Trichiasis
· Eyelid agenesis 

Prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (cherry eye)

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)

Corneal disease
· Corneal ulcer
· Indolent corneal ulcer
· Descemetocele
· Corneal sequestrum
· Feline herpesvirus keratitis
· Chronic superficial keratitis (pannus)

Anterior uveitis

Lens disease
· Cataract
· Lens luxation 

Orbital tumors and abscesses

Intraocular tumors

Retinal disease
· Retinal detachment
· Retinal degeneration
· Retinal dysplasia