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A Warm Environment in the Cold Weather

Been cold enough for you out there? It sure has been for me. I like winter. I enjoy skiing, sledding with the kids, playing frisbee with my dog Tess after a fresh snow, the Winter Olympics this year. a warm fire, Christmas….but wait! I feel like it has been about 9 degrees all season long. Trust me, this is not a big complaint. I lived in Wisconsin for 7 years so this is nothing. And don’t get me started on snow days at school when it closes if it might snow! Alas, that’s one reason we live here is the

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What is the coolest animal you have seen?

This may be one of the more common cocktail party questions that veterinary ophthalmologists get asked! Not that eyes in any species are not cool, but a little exotic flavor can spice up the conversation. Fortunately for us veterinary ophthalmologists, the anatomy of the eye is very similar from species to species. There are significant changes when going from mammal to bird to fish since the anatomy is altered to maximize performance depending on the environment in which an animal lives, however, the main structures are present in most eyes. Disease states will also be different based on these living

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Put Another Lid on It!

Welcome back from the holidays! Hope everyone had a wonderful season full of family joy and giving. Our family here at the Animal Eye Clinic had no complaints as apparently all were on the “nice” list and the New Year rang in sweetly. And now that we have weathered the latest series of storms, I guess it means back to work for all full time!

We had last started a discussion about lid disease. We see lots of patients here with a variety of lid maladies that affect its position, function and appearance. Some are genetic in origin, many are acquired

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Merry Christmas!

From all of us at the Animal Eye Clinic to all of you, may you have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year! May your travels be safe and family be healthy and happy. We all hope and pray that the new year will fill us with peace and prosperity after such a trying 2012 especially here in the Northeast. Many thanks to all who visit us here in Wilton as we try our best in our little niche to help you and your furry friends at home stay comfortable and sighted!

Lisamarie, Katie, Christina,

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Put a lid on it!

The eyelid is involved in many diseases that we see and treat on a regular basis. Its function to protect the eye is an important one, whether it be to act as a barrier to prevent direct trauma, to limit bright light irritation or to distribute the tear over the corneal surface. Some species have an extra lid where others have no lids at all! I’ll take a couple of posts to address the lids and we will concentrate on congenital issues here. So take off your lid and stay awhile as we talk about the eyelid and some of

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How do you see what you’re doing?

A common comment veterinarians hear is about how our job is so difficult with a patient that cannot tell us what is wrong. Well, sometimes less is more! Our patients talk to us in different ways with clinical signs and symptoms that help us determine what and where the problem is without the confusion of speculation and interpretation and emotional embellishment of those features that we all do as humans. We use our senses and powers of observation along with listening to the heart and lungs and palpation of the body to get most of the answers in general practice.

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Looking ahead to the New Year

I can’t believe the way time has sped along here in the Northeastern United States. We have gone from storm to storm this year, enduring “hurricanes” in the summer to heavy snow at Halloween which combined for almost 2 weeks of life without power at both my home and the clinic. No good sales on generators this holiday season you can bet! Thanks to battery powered equipment, we were able to cobble together a service for those of you with non-surgical problems that inspection, conversation and medication could provide an answer. Thanks to all who survived these times and even

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My Ten Year Anniversary

Sassie and Dr. Stuhr

It has been a decade since I became the sole owner of the Animal Eye Clinic in Wilton and it stuns me to think of all that has happened over that time. When Dr. David Covitz gave me the keys and I promptly found the basement in the old clinic had flooded the next morning, it hit me right between the eyes that this was now my baby to care for and shape into the practice I wanted it to be. Ten years later, I can gladly say that the journey so far has been a

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The Confusing World of Drugs

An ongoing concern for both doctor and patient is the use, accessibility, cost and delivery of medications for ourselves and our patients. You can’t go a day without reading in the newspaper about a recall of a drug, an unexpected side effect or misuse of a medication that created significant complication. Whether a drug is for human or veterinary use or both, there will always be questions as to how to treat, when to treat, where to get, what to expect and how cheap can I get it to make life easier for all involved.

Left me wax poetic a bit

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Spring has sprung…and with it…

Well, finally the snow has cleared and the Northeastern United States is no longer looking like the Arctic. The only snow that remains around here are the frozen remnants of the largest piles of plowed snow with bits and pieces of driveway gravel left in its wake. After a long period of hibernation, out peeks a crocus and the hints of daffodils which harken to warmer days that we strain to remember. And in a flash, people wil be complaining about the humidity and be hunting for shade! The joy of living in a seasonal climate!

As the Spring season begins,

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