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here are some sites your Mom can check out ...
Cataracts commonly occur in animals and can strike pets of all ages. Causes of cataracts in pets include metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, inherited tendencies such as is seen in the Bichon Frise dog, and degenerative retinal diseases.
Treatment of cataracts requires surgery, performed by a veterinary ophthalmologist. Surgery for correction of cataracts requires special training in a technique called phaecoemulsion. In this operation, a thin probe is introduced into the cataract through a very small incision. High frequency sound waves produced by the probe break down the cataract much the same way as kidney stones in people are broken down. Post-operatively, the patient experiences minimal discomfort and quickly restored vision in the operated eye. Once operated on, cataracts do not recur.
Cataracts are curable. Success rates for cataract surgery are 90-95% in properly selected pet patients. Selection of pets who would benefit from cataract surgery is performed by a veterinary ophthalmologist, after your veterinarian diagnoses the condition and arranges a referral exam and consultation.
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Eye Problems in Cats
Blind cats. Sudden onset blindness. Spontaneous Iris Melanosis. Eye infections. Eye wash for cat ... the best source of health advice for an individual pet. ...
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our Mum's friend had a very old female German Shepherd who was deaf and blind, and the dear doggie managed to get about very well as long as no furniture was moved ...
good luck with finding helpful advice - and treatment ...
Angel and Merlin
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