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Re: Re: OT animal cataracts


My dad had cataracts removed 2 or 3 years ago - his experience pretty much
the same as yours, though he had some slight complications with one eye.
Did you notice a change in how you see blues?  He says the color blue is
much more intense and slightly color-shifted as well.

They don't have lens implants for cats, but they do the same unltrasound
breakup of the cataract/lens.  They say cat & dog near vision isn't all that
good anyway.  Everything will be fuzzy but light will get through so at
least he could see, even if fuzzy.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: OT animal cataracts


> Can;t tell you about a cat, Libby, but for me, a cataract operation was
> like seeing again. Short laser operation, lens implants, no strain, no
> pain.
>
> On Sunday, February 15, 2004, at 04:07 PM, Libby Valentine wrote:
>
> > Anybody had the misfortune to have to deal with cataracts in a young
> > animal
> > (cat in this case), or had a blind pet?
> >
> > Took the most recent addition in for his checkup - we took him in a
> > year ago
> > Thanksgiving and best guess is he's 3-4 years old.  He's a totally
> > indoor
> > cat since rescue.  Vet says he now has cataracts in both eyes, probably
> > hereditary.  She wants me to take him to an animal opthamologist and
> > go the
> > surgery route.  I do not necessarily think that's the best idea:
> > considering just logistics there are only 4 specialists in the state,
> > all an
> > hour or more away, and the surgery requires pre-op visits and testing,
> > surgery, serious post-op care, and a ton of follow-up visits.  Along
> > with a
> > very large price tag, I understand.
> >
> > The alternative is he slowly goes blind - from reading I understand
> > this is
> > much less traumatic for dogs/cats than humans, but still...  I have
> > reinstated the vitamin C supplement and am also adding a small amount
> > of
> > antioxidant to his breakfast.
> >
> > I'm thinking to wait 6 months then take him to my other vet for a
> > status
> > check and another opinion.
> >
> > Any experiences to share would be appreciated,
> >
> > Libby
> >
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