Ophthalmic emergencies require rapid diagnosis and appropriate and often aggressive therapy for maintenance of vision. It is critical to assess the patient's potential for vision by performing a menace response, dazzle reflex, and direct and consensual pupillary light reflexes (PLRs). A consensual PLR (from the affected to nonaffected eye) is particularly useful when the ocular media is opaque and thus prevents assessment of a direct PLR.
Also see pet health content regarding eye emergencies in animals Eye Emergencies Ophthalmic (eye) emergencies require fast diagnosis. Therapy must be appropriate and often aggressive to save the animal’s vision. Traumatic proptosis is a bulging of the eye out of the bony... read more .