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Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by avery53, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. avery53

    avery53 Member

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    Interested in finding out who has had this done on their dog, or know of someone having had it done.
    Was it successful, were there problems, and approximate cost?
    My Brit is 13, and almost totally blind, would like some insight from people with experience.

    Thanks avery
     
  2. ALFkam

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    Daughter is a vet tech and worked for the only certified vet eye specialist in Nebraska. Cataract surgery and lens were implanted in llamas, horses, dogs, penguins and emus. Small animal work done in office. Horses in the parking lot. Penguins at zoo.

    Lenses were human compatible. Approximate cost two years ago were $1,200-1,300 for one eye and $2,500 for two. Add inflation percentage for three years.

    Al.
     
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    Inlaws have a 3 year old pet that is about blind. $3,500 for both eyes @ University of Illinois vet clinic if accepted for treatment. Had him there last week. He doesn't have an appointment scheduled yet.
     
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    Eight month old Brit cataracts removed and lenses,two weeks ago this Thrus at Ks State Vet facilites. First check up she doing great, Wed second check up. Its hard to hold her down.
    Carl Hamm
     
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    An 8 month brit can't be held down. LOL
     
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    Yes sir, that is the hard part.
    I would love her to live out her life being able to see me. The blindness has slowed her down more than her age.
    After seeing what the shisters charge for the surgery, it most likely won't be done.

    Thanks everyone
    avery
     
  7. Jeff P

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    Avery, that's a tough one...I ran Brittany's for 20 years bird hunting in SE nebraska. we typically had 2 or 3 at a time, and we lost about one a year. Some were run over, a couple got shot (by dumbasses who never got to go again), one died of lung cancer, one was epileptic, one went blind, some just couldn't hunt and we'd move them along to families to have as pets.

    Losing a dog is never easy...
     
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    I have to laugh when I remember one particular point she was on when grouse hunting.
    I was going through the Tagalders when she locked up, I could see her eyes going back and forth looking for the bird. She was rock solid, but the eyes struck me as funny. The Pat was straight behind her about 10 ft away, just sitting there.
    Ya had to be there to see the humor in this. lol

    avery
     
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