cataract information

Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a lens that has become opaque. The lens in your eye is a clear, gelatin like structure resembling a flattened ball, It functions to focus images on the retina in the back of your eye exactly the way a camera lens focuses images onto film. When the lens is no longer clear, it is termed a cataract.

Pucker Poole cataract with y suture 6-3-14

 

Cataracts in animals are often inherited and develop in young to middle aged pets.

However, cataracts associated with age also occur, typically in animals 12 years of age or older. Diabetes mellitus is a very common cause of cataracts in dogs as well.

A Day in the Life of a Cataract Patient:
ACVO cataract video

The cataract video produced by Dr. Wolfer and the PR Committee, and sponsored by Acrivet, Aventix and ACVO