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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:53 AM
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Clouding of pupil in already blind cat eye

Hello,

About 8 months ago my cat was hit by a car, and her face took 100% of the impact. In addition to several fractures in her jaw, hairline fractures throughtout her skull, and several broken teeth, she suffered injury to her one of her eyes that caused her to lose vision in the affected eye.

The vet said something like the force of the impact caused something in the front of her eye to be pushed into the back of her eye causing her to lose vision permanently. Although the pupil does still dilate, it is always a touch smaller or larger than her "good" eye. The vet also mentioned that at some point she may develope glaucoma in the eye, in which case the eye would need to be removed.

I notticed today that the pupil of her "bad" eye is appearing a touch grey or cloudy (really just not as black as the other.) Could this be a sign of glaucoma or is it just a symptom of the blindness? I have noticed no other changes in her recently.

Thanks for any help,
Haley
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:12 PM
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Hi Haley and welcome to the forum!

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Could this be a sign of glaucoma or is it just a symptom of the blindness? I have noticed no other changes in her recently.
Yes, it could....or, maybe not.

There i really only one way to find out - an examination of the eye, and the measurement of the ocular pressure.

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The diagnosis of glaucoma is based on history, clinical signs, measuring the intraocular pressure [tonometry] and visually examining the drainage angle using gonioscopy.

http://www.animal-eye-specialists.co...0/glaucoma.pdf
Here's another Veterinary ophthalmology reference for you with pictures: http://www.northwestanimaleye.com/si...1_Glaucoma.pml

It's a quick procedure easily accomplished by your Vet.....be sure to give us an update afterwards.
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