Cataracts affect the lens of the eye. There is a lens inside each eyeball. The lens is used to focus an image, hence it’s very important for vision.
A cataract occurs when the lens becomes opaque and your dog can no longer see through it – subsequently their vision is impaired.
There are a number of reasons why a dog will develop a cataract. The most common are:
- Secondary to diabetes
- Age related
- Secondary to traumatic injury
The most common reason an owner is worried that their dog may have a cataract is because they notice one or both eyes appear cloudy or ‘milky’.
Dogs with cataracts will show signs of poor vision or vision loss. The onset of blindness may be acute or chronic.
If you are worried about your dog’s vision, or if his eye(s) appear cloudy, take him to the Veterinarian promptly. It’s very important to take any concerns relating to the eyes seriously.
There are other conditions that could cause
these symptoms. Your Vet will be able to
promptly diagnose the problem once they have...
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