|Cloudy appearing eyes are a common potential presentation of many various eye disorders in dogs. Scratches or ulcers on the cornea that covers the eye can appear as a cloudiness, in addition to inflammation of the inner structures of the eye, known as uveitis. As animals age, they will often develop a harmless degeneration of the lens known as nuclear sclerosis, which can also appear as a cloudiness to animal guardians, particularly when light is shined into the eyes. It is hard for an animal guardian, however, to distinguish this more benign cloudiness from a more serious cataract of the eye.|
Cataracts can have many causes from diabetes to genetic causes in dogs. Treatment of cataracts is best done with surgery. I have not found topical herbal preparations effective in treating cataracts.
The important point to remember is that any dog with cloudy eyes should have a full veterinary exam to determine the proper diagnosis so that proper treatment can be done in an efficient manner so as to not jeopardize eyesight in some of the more serious causes of cloudy eyes.
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