A Clinical Case from the Archives : 19/06/2005

This twelve year old poodle has had a cataract in this eye for some time. Recently there has been a change and the owner wants to know what is happening. Can you enlighten her?

There is resorption of the cataract at its equator (a technical way of saying round the edge!)and some associated lens-induced uveitis. Note the sparkling elements in the eye in this picture – these are probably cholesterol deposits which are characteristic of a resorbing cataract. With any luck both of these will resorb further to allow some return of vision – the only treatment necessary may be topical steroid to control the mild intraocular inflammation associated with resorption.


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