Ocular emergencies can happen anytime and without warning.

Here are some signs consistent with an ocular emergency:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Ocular pain, such as squinting, pawing at the eye, or inability to open the eye
  • Dramatic color change of the eye – increased redness and / or cloudiness
  • Enlargement or swelling of the eye, eyelids or surrounding facial area
  • Excessive tearing or eye discharge that is mucous-like and colored (green, yellow) or any bleeding from the eye
  • Known or suspected eye trauma, with the development of any of the above signs

If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call your pet’s primary care veterinarian or the nearest veterinary emergency clinic.

Please contact AVCSC at 818-501-5155 if you think your pet is having an ocular emergency.