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Dog needs cataract surgery in Toronto

May 24th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Hey everyone,

I wish my first posting on this site was on a more positive note but alas...

Annie my 11 year old female Jack Russell has cataracts. The onset has been very rapid. She has had a litany of tests at the vet which eliminated any underlying causality. She 'just' has catarcts. They are apparently in the early stages which is a positive. I am interested in any recommendations (if that adheres to the forum rules), aside from that perhaps any good experiences with a particular veterinary opthamologist. Additionally price is unfortunately an issue. Although I am loathe to 'shop around' with my dogs eyes cost is a consideration.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks guys,

May 24th, 2012, 03:57 PM
Antioxidant therapy might help. There have been good things written about carnosine eye drops. The drops can be hard to find, but I tried Brite Eyes III(?) Or is it II(?) For my girl (whatever the current LEF product is). She didn't have cataracts, but failing eyes, and they seemed to help a little.