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Assuming that the animal's optic nerve and retinal functions are normal and the cataract removal is successful and complete, it can maintain good vision even without implanting an artificial lens. On the contrary, if the animal itself is hyperactive and the lens capsule is not healthy enough, reluctantly implanting the artificial lens will only increase the chance of intraocular inflammation after surgery. Therefore, you must communicate with the doctor in detail before surgery, and make sure the doctor has evaluated the health of the eye's interior.

The success rate of cataract surgery depends on the experience of the doctor and the level of equipment. If the animal itself has terminal overripe cataracts or other ophthalmic diseases, such as uveitis, glaucoma, retinal detachment, etc., it may cause the animal to become blind and seriously reduce the success rate of the operation. Even if cataract surgery is performed reluctantly, it will not restore vision and may even lead to more serious sequelae.

Before having cataract surgery, be sure to have a detailed and comprehensive eye exam. For example, cornea examination, slit lamp magnification examination of the crystalline lens and the structure of the anterior chamber of the eye, accurate measurement of intraocular pressure, checking whether tear secretion is sufficient, and using electroretinogram and intraocular ultrasound to check whether the retina is healthy.

If there is no complete assessment of eye health before surgery and just a hasty examination and surgery are performed, the end result will mostly be failure and the animal will suffer even more. For example, corneal dissolution, severe intraocular inflammation after surgery, etc.

After choosing a hospital and doctor, be sure to communicate with the doctor in detail and understand the condition before each check-up before surgery.
Not every animal with cataracts is a candidate for surgery, and not every animal that undergoes surgery can regain sight.

Even for inoperable sick dogs, as long as they undergo regular eye health examinations, early treatment of complications caused by cataracts, and most importantly, careful and attentive care from their owners, most animals can still be happy and safe even if they lose their vision. Live your life.

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