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This is a disruption in the lens of the eye and leads to a grey or white appearance to the eye.  This is a serious eye problem that dogs have and can lead to blindness if untreated.  There is little treatment for a true cataract besides surgery but most dogs brought in with complaint of cataracts are diagnoses with similar but different issues.  It is often confused with Nuclear Sclerosis which is a natural development for some dogs that comes with being older.  Ant breed can get cataracts but some breeds are more prone: American Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Havanese, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Silky Terrier, and Smooth Fox Terrier.   Diabetic dogs are also very prone to Cataracts.  Symptoms can include:

  • Opacity in the Lens of the Eye
  • Blue, Grey, or White Color in the Lens of the Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Full Vision Loss
  • Lens Wrinkling
  • Inflammation of the Eye
  • Glaucoma