This cat’s eye looks like cracked glass. The vet says it’s a birth defect, and it doesn’t impair her vision.
Post-operative appearance of a Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis (KPro-1) after multiple failed penetrating keratoplasties in a patient with Peters anomaly.
Stellate cataract following blunt ocular trauma.
Read more about this case in the NEJM.
The eye of Amal Sofi. Albinism refers to a group of inherited conditions. People with albinism have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin, or hair. They have inherited altered genes that do not make the usual amounts of a pigment called melanin. A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes. In fact there are different types of albinism and the amount of pigment in the eyes varies. Although some individuals with albinism have reddish or violet eyes, most have blue eyes. Some have hazel or brown eyes. However, all forms of albinism are associated with vision problems.
post mortem changes, dying of the cornea
A hyphema is a pooling or collection of blood inside the anterior chamber of the eye. The blood may cover most or all of the iris and the pupil, blocking vision partially or completely. A hyphema is usually painful. If left untreated, it can cause permanent vision problems.A hyphema is usually caused by trauma to the eye and is accompanied by an increase in intraocular pressure.
Models showing various eye injuries and infection on display at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia
1. Purulent Conjunctivitis, 2. Purulent Conjunctivitis, 3. Pannus
4. Episcleritis, 5. Purulent conjunctivitis of newborn, 6. Circumcorneal injection
7. Melanotic sarcoma, 8. Interstitial keratitis, 9. Punctate keratitis
10. Foreign body embedded in cornea, 11. Penetration of the eyeball by wood splinter, 12. Keratitis posterior
The eyes of an albino animal appear red because the color of the red blood cells in the underlying retinal blood vessels is able to show through, and there is no pigment in the iris to obscure it.
Photo credit: kaylafuerstenau