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  1. Arti says:

    Such opacities may be quite small and interfere little with vision, or they may involve the entire lens causing blindness. Please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything you do not understand about what is necessary to restore your pet’s sight. Cataracts occur because something interferes with the normal function of lens fibers causing them to degenerate. Please feel free to ask any additional questions you may have. The answers are intended as general responses to increase your understanding. This and the prognosis for success depends upon the individual patient’s eyes and other medical conditions. After a thorough examination, the doctor and our staff will discuss treatment options and expected costs. A cataract is defined as any opacity (or opacities) of the lens of the eye (see Figure 1). Causes include inflammatory diseases, hereditary factors, aging changes, toxicities, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. We are frequently asked the following questions regarding cataracts in animals. We want you to understand the reasons for all procedures. Our goal is to provide the best possible care to assure the best chances for restoring your pet’s sight at a reasonable cost.

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