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Old July 27th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by maxxer99 View Post
The opthamologist thinks it might be a corneal degeneration or a corneal dystrophy, however, he says that the spots have the characteristics of both. I'm sure it's not a cataract
As the problem being discussed is located in the cornea (the clear outer portion of the eye) and not the lens (inside the eye behind the colored portion of the eye) it is not a cataract.

Corneal dystrophy can be either stagnant or actively worsening. However if either of these continue to progress and not stop in getting worse, then vision impairment will result. I would either recheck with the ophthalmologist you have found to see if the signs stop getting worse or visit another one for an additional opinion.

I hope this helps and I wish you the best.
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
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