Dogs Community
Cataracts in my Yorkies Eye :(
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet dogs!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Cataracts in my Yorkies Eye :(

Hi guys,
My yorkie is turning 4 tomorrow(yay!) but when I got home from school today I noticed that one of his eyes looked cloudy. At first I thought it was just the dim lighting, but upon close inspection I noticed that the pupil of one of his eyes was black (as always) while the other a cloudy white. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow, but I would like to know if anyone knows of any remedies or cures for cataracts asides from surgery. So that I am able to ask vet about them tomorrow. D; Thanks In Advance!!
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
462827_tn?1333172552
Welcome......Some young dogs do get Juvenile Cataracts that are best to be removed....I don't know of any remedy or cures for cataracts....

There are also diseases that cause certain types of cataracts such as Diabetes...Your Vet will need to do blood work to rule this out.....

Cushings Disease is possible, but your dog seems too young...

That leaves me with an eye infection.....I HAVE seen what appeared to be a cloudy cataract in one eye (Of a young dog) that ended up being a severe eye infection.....

Once it was treated with antibiotics for a couple of weeks, it returned to normal....So, hopefully that's what your guy is dealing with...

Let us know what the Vet says & good luck, Karla
Blank
1436598_tn?1332900133
As someone who just went through cataract surgery, that is pretty much the only thing you can do.

However, my dog also developed mineral/cholesterol deposits in the center of her eyes many years ago.  These are largely harmless.  The vet will know what you are dealing with.  

Good luck and keep us posted!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dogs Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
675347_tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
462827_tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
1916673_tn?1388595391
Blank
tonyb286
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
lindapalm