A Clinical Case from the Archives : 27/05/2005

What changes are you seeing in the eye of this 7 year old American cocker spaniel? What might you suggest should be done about them?

The dog has cataract for sure, but one with areas giving a crystalline whiteness which suggests resorption and areas of visual axis clarity suggesting that resorption has occured. The iris is dark as well showing some lens-induced uveitis. Also note the iris cyst which has exploded onto the posterior face of the cornea as a black star. All these changes in my mind would argue against cataract surgery – the eye is inflammed to some degree and the cataract may well resorb further restoring some sight if we are lucky!


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