1910 82nd Ave, Suite 104, Vero Beach, FL 32966

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Val Zudans, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist


Do dogs get cataracts?

Of Course. Did you think they got dogaracts?

Dear Valued Patients,
As we age, the lenses in our eyes can gradually haze, taking on a green-brown tint like built-in sunglasses. Known as cataracts, this natural process affects humans and even our furry friends. Have you noticed your beloved companion developing hazed eyes and struggling to see? It’s not their fault, and it’s not yours either.
Cataract surgery offers a clear solution. This outpatient procedure, performed without needles or stitches, gently removes the cloudy lens through a microincision using ultrasound and vacuum technology. The lens is then replaced with a permanent intraocular lens, like a maintenance-free internal contact lens.
Just like us, dogs can develop cataracts as a part of nature’s course. Embrace the understanding that you’re not alone in this journey toward clearer vision. Cataract surgery is painless, correcting vision impairment and often reducing or eliminating the need for glasses. The benefits are long-lasting, promising improved vision quality usually for the rest of your life.
This no-needle, no-stitch procedure boasts a highly favorable benefit-to-risk ratio. Most patients experience significant improvement after a single outpatient procedure. While no surgery is entirely risk-free, cataract surgery is a well-established and effective solution. Remember, cataracts are a natural occurrence—neither you nor your furry friend can prevent them. Embrace a clearer future with cataract surgery!
We are here to help at Zudans Eye and available for new patient consultations, second opinions, and other general ophthalmology consultations in a timely manner. We will take good care of you and your family: “Unfortunately we don’t perform dogaract surgery.” 
Warm regards,
Val Zudans, M.D.

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