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Journal of Animal Research
Year : 2013, Volume : 3, Issue : 1
First page : ( 17) Last page : ( 26)
Print ISSN : 2249-5290. Online ISSN : 2277-940X.

Canine cataracts and its management: An overview

Raghuvanshi P.D.S.*, Maiti S.K.

Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India

*Corresponding Author: P.D.S. Raghuvanshi: Email: drpdsr2207@gmail.com

Online published on 2 July, 2013.


A Cataract, is an opacity within a lens. Out of various eye disorders CATARACT “Clouding of eye lens” is a major problem encountered in canines, and ophthalmic surgery offers great potential for relief of distress and improvement of quality of life. Like a camera eyes have a clear lens inside them that is used for focusing the light. Surgical removal of cataract is a treatment of choice, if restoration of vision is desired. These surgeries are most frequently performed by veterinary ophthalmologists worldwide. Because of required training, operating microscope and microsurgical ophthalmic instruments, cataracts and lens removal is not performed by most veterinarians in clinical patients.



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