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Cataracts in Dogs

Dogs can get cataracts in their eyes just like humans can.  Cataracts in dogs affect a structure in the eye called a lens.  The lens is the globoid structure in the eye filled with a clear jelly-like substance.  The lens is very important for sight, as it focuses light onto the retina to create an image that is in turn recognised by the brain.  In a cataract, the normally clear lens undergoes changes that cause it to become opaque.  The more opaque the lens becomes, the less it is able to fulfil its role in sight. read more