Tag Archives: cataracts

* Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

I challenge you to watch this video (below) without a soppy smile on your face, or tears in your eyes
…..most probably BOTH!


Source: Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

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WASHINGTON (UPI) — A dog stricken blind by diabetes underwent surgery and was filmed reuniting with his owners and seeing their faces for the first time in months. Benjamin May said Duffy the 8-year-old Irish terrier went blind after contracting diabetes, but the canine was eligible for surgery to restore his sight after medication brought diabetes under control.

“He’s a rescue dog and he’s had a lot of struggles with his health,” May said.

May posted a video showing Duffy reuniting with May’s parents and sister after his surgery and reacting with extreme joy at seeing their faces for the first time in months.


Source: Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

* Is there anyone for sweet, older sight-impaired dog at busy animal control? | Examiner.com

Source: Is there anyone for sweet, older sight-impaired dog at busy animal control? | Examiner.com

June 20, 2016  |  10:41 AM MST



Jaxx…he is an older boy, a black dog likely to suffer from the dreaded “black dog syndrome,” and he has cataracts. Is there anyone who will see this senior dog’s worth and find it in their heart to offer him a loving home?

The Facebook page, Focus on Furever, uploaded several beautiful photos of Jaxx on Friday, along with a few words about this homeless dog. Jaxx’s description reads, “I have cataracts and some eye boogies that make it difficult to see but I can still get around pretty good for an old guy. I’m very sweet and well behaved, I like to chill and get loved on! I will make any family happy and can’t wait to go home with someone.”

The review date for Jaxx has already come and gone. Though the review date does not mean “euthanasia date,” it does mean that Jaxx is in jeopardy if he is not rescued soon. The Corpus Christi Animal Services facility does put dogs down for space constraints.

Please help Jaxx find a loving family by taking a moment to share his adoption information.

NAME: Jaxx
CCACS#: A273884

Location: Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS), 2626 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 826-4606, 4601 or 4630, ccacsrescues@cctexas.com

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Source: Is there anyone for sweet, older sight-impaired dog at busy animal control? | Examiner.com


* Steroid eye drops reverse cataracts in mice | Science/AAAS | News


Following successful tests on mice with cataracts, this new discovery looks set to revolutionise the treatment of cataracts in humans….

….And could also offer hope for the many dogs (and other pets) that develop cataracts, leading to impaired eyesight and even blindness.


Source: Steroid eye drops reverse cataracts in mice | Science/AAAS | News

Advance could lead to new treatments for millions afflicted with the condition

More than half of Americans over the age of 70 have cataracts, caused by clumps of proteins collecting in the eye lens. The only way to remove them is surgery, an unavailable or unaffordable option for many of the 20 million people worldwide who are blinded by the condition. Now, a new study in mice suggests eye drops made with a naturally occurring steroid could reverse cataracts by teasing apart the protein clumps.

[Read the full article….]

* #LoveYourPetsEyes – campaign in support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home | Lenstore.co.uk


Vision care experts Lenstore are supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s campaign to build a new Vet Hospital, which will provide much needed treatment for the many cats and dogs that arrive on their doorstep in need of medical care.

      


Every year Battersea Dogs & Cats Home cares for over 10,000 dogs and cats. For every single animal that arrives at the Home, the journey to a new life begins with a full medical examination by a Vet or Vet Nurse in the existing Clinic. But space in the current clinic is limited and the busy Vets and Vet Nurses need a new hospital that is clean, efficient and designed so that they can do more life-saving work than ever before.

Lenstore’s support will help Battersea build a new Vet Hospital which will provide vital veterinary care and attention for all the animals that find themselves at the Home through no fault of their own.

Source: #LoveYourPetsEyes | Lenstore.co.uk


Lenstore are supporting Battersea by raising awareness of pet eye health and they have produced a number of articles on some of the most common eye conditions seen by the staff at the Dogs and Cats Home, including cataracts, cherry eye, entropion and conjunctivitis. The articles contain information on the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment for each condition. Each article also features an easy to follow infographic, which contains all the important information in a user-friendly format.

Learn about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Learn more about Lenstore’s #LoveYourPetsEyes campaign

* Delphine Update: Blind dog who was tied to a pallet of bricks has a new home

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: November 02, 2015

Blind dog who was tied up and left to die in remote country lane given a new home


Delphine has a new home!

Delphine has a new home!

A blind dog who was found tied to a pallet of bricks and left to die before being taken in by a West Malling rescue centre has found a new home.

The plight of Delphine the springer spaniel sickened animal lovers earlier this year after being dumped in a remote lane in Maidstone.

She was left with ear infections and cataracts in both eyes which left her virtually blind and taken into RSPCA Leybourne in West Malling.

Delphine did not take to life in the kennels but has apparently found her wag again after a couple, John and Anne Hopkins decided to take her home. Continue reading

* Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

Source: kentonline.co.uk – Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

21 August 2015
by Claire McWethy    cmcwethy@thekmgroup.co.uk

A blind dog who was tied up and left to die needs a new home after an operation to save her sight was unsuccessful.

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes Photo: RSPCA

Delphine when she was found abandoned, tied to a pallet of bricks
Photo: RSPCA

The plight of springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone in May, touched the hearts of hundreds who rallied round to raise the £2,500 needed for the surgery.

But the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket could not save the dog’s vision after specialists discovered the sight loss had been caused by an underlying condition, although a cataract was removed successfully.

Christine Dooley, of Leybourne RSPCA, said: “We have taught her to respond to voice commands to help her find her way around without bumping into things and her new owners will need to carry on with that training. [Read the full article…..]


If you can help contact RSPCA Leybourne on 0300 1230751.

Source: Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

* Cataracts could be treated with eye drops instead of surgery in future, study says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Source: abc.net.au

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PHOTO: In the future, cataracts could be treated with eye drops instead of costly surgery, scientists say. (ABC TV)

PHOTO: In the future, cataracts could be treated with eye drops instead of costly surgery, scientists say. (ABC TV)

An eye drop tested on dogs suggests that cataracts, the most common cause of blindness in humans, could one day be cured without surgery, a study says.

A naturally-occurring molecule called lanosterol, administered with an eye dropper, shrank canine cataracts, a team of scientists reported in Nature.

Currently the only treatment available for the debilitating growths, which affect tens of millions of people worldwide, is going under the knife.

While surgery is generally simple and safe, the number of people who need it is set to double in the next 20 years as populations age. And for many, it remains prohibitively costly.

[Read the full article….]

Source: Cataracts could be treated with eye drops instead of surgery in future, study says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

* Blind springer spaniel, Delphine, travels to Newmarket for specialist eye surgery after a fund raised more than £3,600 to help her

Source: kentonline.co.uk/

by Angela Cole  acole@thekmgroup.co.uk
22 July 2015


Delphine is taken to the specialist vets for her treatment. Picture: RSPCA Leybourne

Delphine is taken to the specialist vets for her treatment. Picture: RSPCA Leybourne

A blind dog, found abandoned in Maidstone, has travelled to a specialist vets for surgery on her sight after a fund raised thousands for her. [Read the full article….]

Source: Blind springer spaniel, Delphine, travels to Newmarket for specialist eye surgery after a fund raised more than £3,600 to help her

* Blind and abandoned dog to regain sight | Meridian – ITV News

Update on beautiful Delphine, the blind Springer Spaniel who was found tied to a pallet of bricks in Maidstone, Kent – An appeal for donations to pay for the surgery she needs to restore her sight


Source: Blind and abandoned dog to regain sight | Meridian – ITV News

A blind dog found abandoned and tied to a pallet of bricks is to regain her sight.

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes Photo: RSPCA

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes
Photo: RSPCA

Delphine, a springer spaniel, was found alone in Maidstone in May. She was rescued and taken to RSPCA Leybourne animal centre in Kent. Continue reading