The case of the hairy eyeball Pet tarantulas don't need venom to express irritation Stephen Ornes Feb 23, — 1: Some people bring dogs into their families and others prefer cats. And then there are the people who love their spiders. It may show why these spiders make lousy pets. He had conjunctivitis in his right eye, which means the membrane that surrounded his eyeball had become irritated.
Rebecca Jackson on Aug 12 While covering a shift at the clinic the other day, I had a very interesting phone call and follow up exam. One of our clients, who has a soft spot in her heart for Dachshunds, had adopted a young puppy. After speaking with her for a bit, I came to realize that she was describing hair growing on the eye itself. Unable to make a diagnosis over the telephone, I encouraged her to bring the puppy in to the office. Upon examination, I discovered that her newly adopted puppy had an ocular dermoid also referred to as a choristoma. I decided then and there that this would be the perfect topic for my next blog.