Corneal Disease (Inherited) in Cats
If your cat has corneal ulcers, they will treated with antibiotic eye medications. Stromal corneal dystrophy usually does not require treatment. Endothelial corneal dystrophy may be treated using contact lenses over your cat's eyes. Also, epithelial corneal tags may be removed. Another possible treatment for endothelial corneal dystrophy is flap surgery of the conjunctiva (the lining of the eyeball and the back surface of the lids). While a corneal transplant may be beneficial, results are inconsistent.
Living and Management
Your cat will probably always have some cloudiness to its eyes after treatment. However, if you notice that your cat is in pain due to its eyes (e.g., blinking, watering of the eyes) contact your veterinarian, as ulcers may be developing on the cornea. This is prevalent with endothelial and epithelial corneal dystrophy. Your cat’s vision will most probably remain normal despite corneal dystrophy.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of instrument that is used to measure intraocular pressure
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
A condition in which a muscle or body part grows defectively
Anything having to do with the eye or care of the eye
Dark Spots on the Eye in Cats
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Dislocated Eye Lens in Cats
Lens luxation is the total dislocation of the lens from its normal location. It occurs...