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Ophthalmology

All Hands on Deck

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A full collaboration between Travis’s owner, primary care veterinarian, and Tufts Equine Center ends in a successful outcome

Rachell Perkins sitting on a fence with her horse, Travis, who is an Appaloosa, next to her.

What colors can dogs see?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of… Read More

close up of a dogs eye

A Close Call

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

When a minor injury led to a life-threatening infection for Rocky, the Foster Hospital saved the day.

Rocky Lage, an Australian shepherd

Dark Mass Inside the Left Eye

Monday, February 4th, 2019

A 9-year-old castrated male Labrador presented for evaluation of a dark mass inside the left eye. The owners noticed the mass recently. The dog had showed no sign of discomfort nor visual deficits and he… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: More than Blepharospasm OS

Monday, February 4th, 2019

HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… Read More

National Service Animal Eye Exam Event

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The ophthalmology service at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center is excited to participate in this year’s ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event.

Clinical Case Challenge: Blepharospasm of the Right Eye

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

History An 8-year-old spayed female Boxer was presented for a 3-week history of blepharospasm in the right eye. Her primary care veterinarian had initially diagnosed a corneal ulcer and prescribed neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin ophthalmic ointment. The ulcer… Read More