A cat with a severe form of the rarer genetic disorder cataract has been undergoing surgery in the US.
The procedure is one of the first to be carried out on a cat.
It’s part of a national campaign to eradicate the disorder in cats.
Cataract cataracts are a rare, complex and debilitating eye disease.
They affect between 20,000 and 50,000 people in the UK.
The most common cause of catarax is catarthropathy, where the pigment in the retina (the part of the eye that makes up the vision) accumulates over time.
If left untreated, the condition can cause blindness and damage to the retina.
Catarrhosis can be diagnosed by the patient’s doctor and treated in the same way as other cataraches.
Symptoms of catarrhoses include difficulty seeing, swelling of the eyelids and difficulty breathing.
Symptom-free cataractic cataracs usually go under general anaesthetic and are often left to recover in a hospital setting.
The surgery was carried out last week at the University of Michigan and it’s hoped it will be the first of its kind in the country.
It took two surgeons more than six hours to remove the catarachoid tissue.
Cat owners are not advised to allow their cat to be outside in any condition for any length of time.
They should be careful with any medication the cat is on, especially if they are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cat food.
It is also important that cats that have been previously treated for catarache are allowed to be allowed to stay in their home for up to two weeks before surgery.
Cat doctors will also examine the cat’s eye and decide whether it will need further surgery.
They have also said they will work with local animal welfare groups to find a suitable home for the cat.