Cateract kitten

by J.R. Vanderburg

My 5 month old kitten has a cateract on her eye. She has had it since we got her at 10 weeks old. The people we got her from said that she had had it at birth and that it had actually cleared up a bit since then. It does seem to affect her vision a little, mostly depth perception and some night vision. Is there anything that a vet would be able to do about this? Is it going to negetively affect her in the future?

Answer by Kate
well it may not be a cateract. normally cateracts are caused in older cats as the eye surface hardens. She may just have a memebrane or third eyelid which is stcuck acrodss the eye.

A vet really does need to see the eye. if it is a cataract I don't think there is much they can do but if it is a membrane they may be able to peel it away from the eye.

it really is worth having the eye looked at properly so that if there is a chance that your cats eyesight can be improved they get that chance.

best wishes Kate

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