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  1. Arti says:

    An electroretinogram (ERG) and ocular ultrasound will be offered to evaluate the condition of the retina. During your first appointment, a complete ophthalmic examination will be performed to determine the level of visual impairment, likelihood of cataract progression, and the next course of action recommended by the ophthalmologist, be it monitoring or surgery. If retinal function is normal, cataract surgery and lens implantation will be discussed in detail, including a review of the surgical success rate and potential complications unique to your pet. Long term risks of having had a cataract include glaucoma, inflammation, and retinal detachment. The success rate for cataract surgery is over 90%. Your pet’s individual situation will be discussed with you in detail once an evaluation has been performed by one of our ophthalmologists. If your pet does not have cataract surgery, we recommend that a complete ocular examination with intraocular pressure evaluation be performed every 3-6 months to prolong comfort for your pet, and the ophthalmologists may recommend eye drops to try to prevent the secondary complications of cataracts. If your pet does not have cataract surgery, we recommend that a complete ocular examination with intraocular pressure evaluation be performed every 3-6 months to prolong comfort for your pet, and the ophthalmologists may recommend eye drops to try to prevent the secondary complications

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