Cataract

Description: A condition in which the eye lens opacity is no longer clear, causing blurred vision and eventually all functional vision. This condition is a cause of water and protein amounts decreasing in the lens. Most pets with cataracts develop it due to genetic predisposition, diabetes, or a toxic reaction.
Diagnosis: Diagnosed via ophthalmoscopic exam.
Treatment: Surgery to remove the cataracts is possible, however, there is no current method of making a clear lens once diagnosed.
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Average cost of surgery is $3,000 for both eyes.

Breeds prone to Cataract include: