Just like humans, cats can suffer from retinal detachment. Spokane cat lovers whose cats have experienced this condition immediately brought their cats to the veterinarian when they noticed vision problems such as reduced vision, dilated pupils, a discoloration of the eye and even blindness in one eye or both. Although not always the case, often enough it was. Retinal detachment is a very serious condition, not to be ignored. Never let nature have its own way. Rarely do conditions take care of themselves.
The most probable cause of a retinal detachment is the build up of fluid beneath the retina, frequently caused by an underlying disease, like a circulatory problem, infection or injury
Your feline’s medical history and physical condition are documented, and his/her eyes will be examined for visual signs of detachment. Further tests to find the underlying cause will be carried out, possibly including a blood count, urinalysis and X-rays.
Treatment for retinal detachment depends upon the cause of the detachment and could include antibiotics, medications, or therapy sessions. Some detachments cannot be treated, and surgery might be required to remove severely injured eyes,
In addition to veterinary care, a cat with detached retina must be carefully watched while at home. Medications must be given precisely as prescribed and the cat's environment kept safe in cases of blindness.
Look at your cat’s eyes every day and if you notice any changes, rush him/her to the veterinarian. Seeing the world is something every feline with sight deeply relishes. Saving their eyesight is very important, saving their lives, even more important yet.