Chorioretinitis in Cats
Treatment will be dependent on the physical condition of the cat, but is usually outpatient.
Living and Management
The possible long-term complications of chorioretinitis include permanent blindness, cataracts, glaucoma, and chronic eye pain. In the worst cases, death can occur secondary to a systemic disease.
The expected course and prognosis for chorioretinitis is guarded to good for retaining vision, depending on the amount of retina affected and on the underlying cause. Visual deficits or blindness may be a permanent complication if large areas of the retina were destroyed. Focal and multifocal diseases do not markedly impair vision permanently, but do leave scars on the animal's eyes.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
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The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
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A type of tool used to look inside the eye
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