Lens luxation in dogs and cats
Lens luxation is a condition when the lens moves out of its normal position, causing the eye lens to be in aphakic crescent, which Lens luxation causes significant problems in dogs and cats and blindness.
Lens luxation often caused by heredity, causing the tendon that holds the lens weak and make the lens to move. In some cases, Lens luxation caused by other eye diseases such as cataracts, eye inflammation or increased blood pressure.
Lens luxation in dogs and cats will cause the eye lens to move forward or move to the back of the eye. If the eye lens moves to the front, there will be fluid and pressure in the eye. If the eye lens moves to the back, it will damage the back of the eye and fall out.
- Change in appearance of the eye
- Aphakic crescent
- Cloudy eye
- Eye Inflammation
- Lens trembling
- Painful eye
- Tearing iris
Lens luxation in dogs and cats causes the eye lens to be in aphakic crescent, eye inflammation, painful eye, cloudy eyes, slanting eyes, strabismus, lens trembling or tearing iris.
Treatment and Prevention
Lens luxation in dogs and cats can treat by intraocular lens replacement surgery. Lens luxation can prevent by abstaining from breeding dogs and cats that have or had the disease.
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