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Old 09-03-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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Default Brand new spots in cat's eye. What could it be?

Hi all.

We just noticed 3 spots in one of my cat's eye. Here's a pic. The spots are on the cornea, one at about 1 o'clock, the other around 4 o'clock and then around 8 o'clock. That's the best way I can describe their location. (the cluster of 4 white spots is my ceiling fan because we turned off the flash on the camera).

The spots seem to be beige in color and he's not squinting or closing his eye but I'm sure the spots are in his line of vision somehow.

I'm wondering if anyone might have any idea what these could be and/or should I take him to the vet. He got all his shots this past Saturday and was down for 2 whole days but then he was right back to normal. This is a very active cat and one of my faves!

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:00 PM
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The only thing I've seen that looks similar are cataracts. Maybe this is early stage.

Anyone else know?
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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I agree...You don't say how old he is...but they sure like the beginnings of cataracts.

Here is a pic with a full blown cataract: Cataracts in Cats
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:57 AM
 
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These wouldn't be cataracts. A cataract is one cloudy spot in the center of the eye. His spots are small and more in the periphery, although not way over to the sides.

My cat is only two years old.

Thanks for trying.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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These wouldn't be cataracts. A cataract is one cloudy spot in the center of the eye. His spots are small and more in the periphery, although not way over to the sides.

My cat is only two years old.

Thanks for trying.
I had an older dog, whose started out this way.

Also...if you read the article it states cataracts may arise with abnormal development of the lens, or may occur in association with nutritional abnormalities in the young cat. So age is not always a factor.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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You need to see your vet. This is beyond most of us' experience.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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I had an older dog, whose started out this way.

Also...if you read the article it states cataracts may arise with abnormal development of the lens, or may occur in association with nutritional abnormalities in the young cat. So age is not always a factor.

I do appreciate what you're saying but this has nothing to do with the lens and I doubt he has a nutrition problem. Cat has been vaccinated and has had his labs regularly too.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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You need to see your vet. This is beyond most of us' experience.
I thought there might be a vet lurking around here, or vet techs who might have special knowledge.

I know they do post in other threads so I tried here. I will watch the eye for a few days and will take him to the vet if need be. I have 6 pets, 4 cats and 2 dogs so my vet knows me quite well.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Default Cat eye sopts

I saw several of these spots on my cat's eyes. I went to my vet, whom performed a stained dye test to verify the cornea is intact (to make sure the spot is not a hole). I was then referred to a specialist.
My appointment is tomorrow. I will reply again with how it goes.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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My money is on CATaracts or simply corneal abrasions. Cats get those with some degree of frequency.
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