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Cataract Owner Factsheet

Cataract is a disease of the lens of the eye in which the normally clear lens becomes opaque or white. This interferes with vision and can result in blindness. Many owners confuse a less serious problem of older dogs eyes with cataract (see below). In some cases an eye specialist may be able to operate on the eye to remove the cataract.

How does the eye work?

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What causes cataracts in dogs?

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How will I know if my dog has cataracts?

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My dog has white eyes - does he have cataracts?

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How will be vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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How can cataract be treated?

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