Monday, October 28, 2013

Benny's eyeball

I've been trying to get this shot for months, and finally succeeded!

If you're a regular here, you might remember that Benny sees an animal eye doctor twice per year. He has cataracts in both eyes and his right eye has glaucoma. The glaucoma has caused some interesting pigmentation in his eye that appear as brown areas. You can see it in his photo here. Click on the photo to biggify and get a better view.


The doctor has told us that sometimes, the pigmentation can be cancerous. Thankfully, the coloring has stabilized and doesn't seem to be a problem. The only "cure" would be to remove the eye, which we don't want to do unless there is no other choice.

He is due for another check up soon, and we'll update you on what the doc says.

11 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Awwww sweet Benny!!!! We think this is a stunning shot but we so hope you have a good vet's visit with regards to the glaucoma and cataracts. Take care
x

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope you get a good check up!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs and paws crossed for Benny! I do have to say, the brown areas are actually quite pretty - too bad they are not good. :-(

Katnip Lounge said...

We agree with Sparkle--the brown and green combo is unusual and striking.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

You have beautiful eyes!
Mommy had cat-er-act surgery. Do they do that for kitties?

Rene said...

^^ Quinn, we've been told Benny would not be a candidate for cataract surgery. The cataract in his bad eye has "re-absorbed" back into the eye, taking the lens with it. It is a strange situation that makes me nervous, and we are monitoring it with the doctors.

Roberta said...

It is a relief to hear that the coloring has stabilized. I hope and pray it will never ever give sweet Benny problems and he gets a good report from the doc.

The Island Cats said...

We purr that Benny's eye remains the status quo.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I adore that you monitor this so closely.. I hope it never turns into anything..

Eileen said...

You've got me curious now, as my Sami has had a discolored eye since she was a kitten. Lately, it seems to have encompassed more of her eye.

Does Benny have difficulty with his sight? And if he does, how did you identify the problem?

Btw, the shot is gorgeous!

amyjtoo said...

Gorgeous and mysterious looking eye, Benny.

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