Dog Cataract Surgery
Our dog has diabetes which is regulated. She now has developed dog eye cataracts. If she has dog cataract surgery, will the cateracts come back if her diabetes remains at current levels? If it changes and the maintenance program has to be re-established?
Editor Comment, Dog Cataract Surgery
Excellent question. No, the cataracts will not return because dog cataract surgery involves removing the lens, which is where the cataract is located, and sometimes replacing it with an artificial lens that cannot develop cataracts even if her diabetes becomes unregulated in the future.
FYI, almost every diabetic dog develops cataracts no matter how well-regulated their disease is, so don’t blame yourself for your dog’s cataracts.
Jennifer Coates, DVM