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Cataract lens replacement or not????
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
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
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


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