LIVE: Cataract surgery in dogs

 
By Speaker: Dr. Brendan Mangan • Published: August 25th, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Just like people, dogs can develop eye problems for a variety of reasons, including disease and old age. A cataract in a dog’s eye is a cloudy lens, which impedes vision. In a dog with a cataract, the affected eye may appear hazy, or the pupil might be white. Cataracts cannot be cured with medication, but surgery can be performed, often very effectively, in cases where there is no other disease present in the eye. Dr. Brendan Mangan, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, will discuss when cataract surgery is an option and what to do if you suspect your dog has this problem.