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My cat has gone blind
My 14 year old cat has lost his eyesight - would he every regain it?  He has been diagnosed with Hyperthyriodisim and hypertensionn (secondary) - which is what caused the blindness. The hypertension, caused bleeding behnd the eyes and destroyed the nerve endings. It appeared to happen all of a sudden - but there were signs to the hyperthriodisim - overeating and hyperactivty and vomiting.  put it down to cats coming in and eating his food - but sadly, that was a red herring!

The vet has put my cat on 2 tablets - one for the hyperthyriod and the other for the hypertension - both a essential for oreventing heart and kidney failure.

The vet said, it is unlikely that he will ever gain his sight back - which I am finding so hard to deal with. He seems so unhappy - and it is realy heart-breaking. Although, he is managing ok - he is now relying on his oher senses more and more. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has similar expereinces and knowing how best to cope with this. I want the best for my cat.
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874521 tn?1424120397
hi, please read a previous post I made under 'senior cats'
you can also read on the following website for info.
so sorry for the loss of vision, however they do adapt rather well with alot of care and adjustments.
IMO it is unlikely if vision will be restored when nerve endings are involved, but follow your Vets instructions as he will be the best to answer your questions. best of luck to you both, please keep posting on kitties progress.

http://www.petplace.com/cats/blindness-in-cats/page1.aspx
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