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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Hi all

Just posting after a while in case anyone has had this before... Ishka's left eye seems to be reflecting weirdly at an angle 0_o
She has been seen by vet (no nasties identified as far as we are aware) and will be getting a referral to ophtalmologist - I think he has spotted a cataract in the photos we sent, but the puzzle is... where does the reflectivity come from?
Anyway, I thought I should share. I will of course keep you informed of developments in case this is of use to anyone. On the while, I will appreciate any other experiences, if any.

http://photos.app.goo.gl/pVHAK3ZjECncKhUdA


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Welcome back. I'm sorry it's under these circumstances. If you Google "cataract cats pictures," you will find photos that look very similar to the one you posted. Bengals are more prone to cataracts over your DSH. Thankfully, there are vets who specialize in ophthalmology these days -- and the cataract can be surgically removed. I'm sure it's not cheap. The specialist will diagnose and go over the treatment options with you.

Cataracts are the clouding of the cornea and the light is reflecting off the cloudiness. This impacts your cat's eyesight.

Please keep us informed on how things go.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:05 pm 
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Do you have an update???


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for checking... We are pending visit to ophthalmologist... Will update as soon as it's done, I'm really curious about this (and a bit concerned it may be a symptom of something like retinal atrophy - as that's the only thing I've found with hyperreflectivity mentioned)
All the best


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Oh yes, trying to get an appointment with a specialist can take weeks. Please don't allow yourself to get upset over something that may or may not be there. Hope all goes well.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:25 pm 
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Hi! At last we got the appointment and it seems she has some sort of congenital cataract. We'll keep checking developments and operate if / when needed...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:51 pm 
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Congenital cataracts are common in purebred cats. Now at least you know what it is and that it can be removed at some point. I'm sure you're relieved to at least know the cause.


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