Due to one of the common eye diseases And affecting vision is cataract. Therefore, Thonglor Animal Hospital analyzed the results of the survey of dogs that have been hospitalized in the last 10 years, found that the top 3 Of the species that has the most cataract problems are Poodle, Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier respectively, while the other most common species are Chihuahua, Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Pinscher, Pomeranian, English Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever, which Found in all ages But more common in dogs aged 7 years and up, in accordance with the report And several publications that state that strains and aging are a catalyst for cataracts There are also other causes, including diabetes and inflammation in the eyes that follow as an infection. And accidents
This case is a 1-year-4-year-old Siberian Husky dog named Jacob. The owner saw that the left eye became more opaque. Therefore hurried to go to inspect at Thonglor, Rangsit branch
The eye doctor examined in detail that the cataract was an immature stage. The doctor decided with the owner to undergo cataract surgery.
Q: Many people may wonder how young dogs are cataracts.
A: The common causes of cataracts come from Breed, Inherited, Diabetic and Traumatic.
In this case, it was suspected of breed predisposing, because Siberian Husky is a breed that is prone to cataracts.
The next step is divided into 2 areas which are
1. Detailed eye examination To ensure that there are no other eye disorders as well Therefore, when the cat is destroyed, the dog should come back to see Beginning with pressure measurement (IOP), retinal examination using Ultrasound to examine the structure of the eye and retina. Finally, examine the electrical wave at the retina (ERG) to check the operation of the retina.
2. General physical examination to assess the ASA score. Risk of medication The inhaler will make a plan. Using anesthesia and general anesthesia, blood tests and chest x-ray (in older cases Consider additional heart disease examinations)