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  1. Arti says:

    Surgery is usually recommended when cataracts cause a significant visual deficit, when the cataract is progressing and vision loss is predictable and/or when the presence of a cataract is likely to affect the health of the eyes for other reasons. Prior to surgery, we need to determine if your pet’s eyes are healthy, apart from the cataracts – if they are ready to see again when the cataracts have been removed. a few pets have concurrently additional problems, which include dry eye, inflammation (uveitis), retinal degeneration, retinal detachment or glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). There are inherent risks to any ocular surgical procedure and also to general anaesthesia. Cataract surgeons at the RVC are trained specialists, working with specialist anaesthetists. These problems could make cataract surgery more risky. The success may differ in each patient. Concurrent ocular problems to the cataracts can make the surgery less successful. The success rate is higher in cataracts that have appeared relatively recently than those that are months or years old. Cataract surgery in small animal patients (dogs and cats) is considered a routine ophthalmic operation. After the full examination, we will indicate the risks and benefits of surgery and help you to make the best decision for your pet. The

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