Your cat’s eyes allow perception of colors, forms, and depth. Their eyes are specially adapted to see well in the dark due to the presence of a tapetum. You can see this yellow-green reflective layer of the tapetum when you shine a light in your cat’s eye in the dark. A cat’s eye is a complex organ that offers a window into the rest of the body. When looking inside the eye with specialized equipment, your veterinarian sees blood vessels, nerves, and lymphoid tissue that cannot be seen in other areas of the body from the outside. Inspection of the inner layers of your cat’s eye reveals whether the cause of the red eye indicates a local problem, (such as conjunctivitis and uveitis) or a systemic problem (such as retinal bleeding caused by an elevated systemic blood pressure).

Muskego Animal Hospital

fax: 262-679-3115
S80 W19055 Janesville Road
Muskego, WI 53150
Monday-Thursday: 8AM until 6PM
Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12PM

Wind Lake Animal Hospital

fax: 262-895-4536
7835 S. Loomis Road
Wind Lake, WI 53185
Monday through Friday 8AM until 5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12PM
*Evening appointments available by request*