Cataracts are a common cause of blindness in dogs, and cataract surgery can be performed in suitable patients to restore vision.

The earlier we can assess patients with cataracts, the more easily we can tell whether they are good candidates for surgery. Ideally we would take a look before the patient is completely blind. This gives us the best chance of being able to assess if the retina is working well, without needing to do more complex testing. We can then discuss if and when surgery is likely to be useful, and make a plan for further follow up if needed.

So if you or your vet think that your dog is developing cataracts and you may be interested in surgery, book an assessment today.

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