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Veterinary Eye Disorders: Cataracts

Dog with cataracts

Animal Eye Consultants offers diagnosis and treatment options for many pet eye disorders, including cataracts. Cataract is an eye disorder that results in a clouding of your pet’s eye that impairs his or her vision. There are various potential causes for cataracts including, diabetes mellitus, trauma, or genetic factors, and these can occur at any age.

Diagnosing Pet Cataract

The diagnosis for cataract in your pet is an eye exam performed by a veterinarian. Every examination includes, biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, vision testing, glaucoma testing, and possible pupil dilation for evaluation of the internal structures of the eye.

There are many signs and symptoms of cataract including:

  • White or blue-gray clouding of the eye
  • Bumping into objects
  • Failing to retrieve objects

Treatment for Pet Cataract

Surgery to remove the cataract is the most effective treatment to improve vision, and enhance quality of life. Animal Eye Consultants offers phacoemulsification surgery for the treatment of pet cataracts. Our veterinary ophthalmologists have the skills and experience to perform this technologically advanced treatment. Our facilities provide the latest in medical equipment for monitoring and treating your pet.

We understand the unique bond between you and your pet. For nearly 25 years, we have been a trusted partner in pet ophthalmologic care. We look forward to joining your pet’s health care team. Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have regarding your pet’s eye health, or to schedule an appointment.