My sweet little naughty, wire-chewing, adorable boy has always had strange looking eyes, kind of misty and cloudy. I've noticed whenever we've tried to take a picture of him with the flash on, his eyes automatically close too.
During a routine appointment our vet noticed his eyes too and referred us to a specialist, as she said he could be blind within a year if it was what she thought it was.
We took him about three months ago and the specialist confirmed that he appears to have cataracts and about 50% vision but, as this was extremely rare in such a young cat (then seven months), she wanted to wait for three months to see if it was a birth defect that might just stay as it was.
This morning we went for his check-up and his cataracts have, unfortunately, worsened. The next step is to have an ultrasound check on his eyes in January to check his suitability for cataract surgery. This gives us hope that we can save his sight. Of course every operation carries risk and I'm just feeling a bit anxious now.
If he does have the op and something goes wrong I'd feel so terrible and so resonsible. Right at this very moment he has come and snuggled up next to me for a cuddle. Does he know?
I would really like to hear from you if you've had a similar experience. Can you put my mind to rest a bit?
Lots of love,