Is It Cataracts?
Find out what's behind those cloudy eyes.
Joan Capuzzi Giresi, VMD |
Posted: Mon May 2 00:00:00 PDT 2005
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Postoperative medications reduce complications, which can include infection, inflammation, bleeding, and scarring. Phacoemulsification surgery, which can cost more than $3,000 for both eyes, succeeds 90 to 95 percent of the time, generally restoring normal vision.
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Nuclear sclerosis is an inevitable old-age change that you can't prevent. Genetically predisposed dogs and even the most well-regulated diabetics likely will develop cataracts.
You can, however, control a few cataract risk factors: Minimize your dog's exposure to pesticides and other environmental toxins; seek prompt treatment for predisposing conditions such as uveitis and eye trauma; and do not breed dogs who have inherited forms of cataract.
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