Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
Includes Expert Content
Cataract lens replacement or not????
avatar
Anaka3 posted:
My 11 y/o dog will be undergoing cataract surgery within the next 1 or 2. He is on the flurbiprofen and atropine eye drops twice daily now. The vet is NOT replacing the lens. The more I read, the more I see that more than less there is a artificial lens replacement. What type of vision will my dog have without the lens replacement verses replacing the lens? Thank you for any information. Anaka3
Reply
 
avatar
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi Anaka,

Sounds like you are going to see a veterinary ophthalmologist.

We generally don't replace the lens because our dogs do not read. They tend to do very well because now they can see again and they don't need the fine visual accuity that they would receive from lens replacement. But this is also a great question to ask your ophthalmologist.

Dr. Sandy
 
avatar
Anaka3 replied to Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM's response:
Thank you for the feedback. I did ask the animal ophthalmologist. She said almost the same thing. I wanted to get different opinions. Thanks, Anaka3


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicin...More

Health Insurance in Your State

Learn about plans, benefits, and costs in your state's Marketplace.

From WebMD

Helpful Tips

Financial Help With Vet Bills
Please look into the credit plan called Care Credit. No interest payments and it is easy to quailify for. It will take the sick feeling ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections