Is It An Emergency?
Signs of an eye emergency include:
The key element is the sudden onset as more gradual symptoms are much less likely to be an emergency. There are only a small number of eye emergencies that need immediate care, but many situations should be dealt with within a day or two of onset.
Any eye condition can be alarming and, while many are not true emergencies, a significant delay in treatment can result in irreversible changes rapidly in some situations. If the problem occurs after hours and you are unsure, your general veterinarian or a local general emergency hospital can evaluate. They will be able to make this assessment and will know how to reach one of the doctors at Veterinary Vision for consultation or referral if needed.