Cataracts in young dog: experiences?

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Postby TheRedQueen » August 13th, 2011, 8:37 am

We've discovered that Stone (foster pit) has limited vision...and last night in the light, we could see cataracts. He's not even a year old yet...so I'm guessing they're juvenile cataracts. I've contacted the rescue, because his litter was adopted out totally by the rescue...so some others may have problems too.

Anyone have experiences, advice, stories to share?
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Postby TheRedQueen » August 13th, 2011, 8:38 am

apparently one of his sisters was just diagnosed with juvenile cataracts.
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Postby Malli » August 13th, 2011, 1:23 pm

We have a young dog at work with some vision (plus some other mental and slight physical disabilities) problems, but I have no experience that specific to juvenile cataracts.
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Postby mnp13 » August 13th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Wow that's awful...
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 15th, 2011, 10:08 pm

It's been a comedy of errors...but Stone is going in for surgery in the morning! Send some good thoughts his way please!
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Postby Malli » November 16th, 2011, 3:31 am

good thoughts!
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Postby Tubular Toby » November 16th, 2011, 11:28 am

I'm rooting for him!
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 16th, 2011, 10:04 pm

Stone came through the surgery well...he's recovering tonight, doing fine! He CAN SEE!!!!!

More details later!
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Postby Tubular Toby » November 16th, 2011, 10:22 pm

:heartbeat: So happy for him! And kudos to you for going through all of this so that he may have a better life!
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Postby Malli » November 17th, 2011, 3:29 am

great news! :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 17th, 2011, 9:22 am

That's so exciting!
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Postby TheRedQueen » November 17th, 2011, 10:01 pm

He's recovering well, and passed his first recheck with flying colors

his left eye will be farsighted...they couldn't put an artificial lens in that one because of damage to the eye...but the right eye has a new lens. He has little inflammation, and can still see today (they said sometimes the eyes swell and vision blurred).

It's so cute to see him actually walk around the house without running into stuff...
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