Medical Pet Insurance
I did some research on pet medical insurance and found out that during an eye check up the veterinarian will check the eyelids and the cornea to see if there are any superficial lesions. Sometimes the veterinarian will need to apply colorant substances on the dog's eye to be able to detect any small lesions or cuts. Problems such as conjunctivitis and inflammation of the membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids and the exterior part of the visible part of the eye, are caused by infections, or from accidental lesion because of a scratch or by something getting into theeyes. The symptoms of conjunctivitis are reddening of the eye, tearing, blinking and secretions. A dog's cornea can also get damaged if the dog does not have enough tears or if they extend over the whole external surface of the eye. Dry eyes in a dog will look kind of dull and sticky, and it causes the dog pain. If the problem is in the cornea of the eye, it will allow the tears to go in and the dog's eyes will look kind of shadowy and bluish. Cataracts are hereditary in the case of some breeds; although the truth is that any breed is able to get them. In many cases when a dog has cataracts it means he has diabetes mellitus. Sicknesses that affect the eyes such as lesions of the optic nerve can occasionally cause blindness, even when the aspect of the eye looks completely normal. Believe it or not, that have lost their sight manage themselves pretty well because their smelling and hearing senses increase tremendously.