Earlier in October we took our new arrival, Daisy, to see our veterinary ophthalmologist in Burlington, Dr. Sarah Hoy. As a result of her diabetes, Daisy had a nice pair of cataracts, though she could still see enough to navigate without running into too much. We wanted to find out if she was a candidate for cataract surgery.
Dr. Hoy found that Daisy had 70% opacity in her lenses, so she didn’t have far to go before blindness would really set it. The ERG (electroretinogram) results showed her retinas were working fine, and she scored well on eye pressure and other measures, so she was definitely a candidate for surgery!
A week later, Dr. Hoy performed the surgery, and everything went as well as could be expected.
I took that photo above several days after the operation. Those shining orbs in her eyes are the retinas reflecting back the camera flash. You could not have seen those before!
Daisy was a model patient, easily tolerating all the post-op daily rounds of eye drops (three different medications, multiple times a day). I took Daisy back to the eye clinic for her first re-check last week, and Dr. Hoy was very happy with how her eyes looked. At one point during the exam, Dr. Hoy turned to me and said, “Perfect!”
Today, the cone is off and the little scamp is busy running around the house, being the boss of us! (I think we’ve seen this movie before!)