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PostSubject: Cloudy eye   Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:30 pm

We noticed Saturday that our 11 month old malamute's eye has become very cloudy. She doesn't seem bothered by it but it seems to be getting worse. I know in humans that if you take a picture with flash, both eyes should glow red or it may indicate serious issues so I tried it with her. The cloudy eye is not glowing red in the picture. My question is, should I take her to our family vet or keep our appointment with the canine opthamologist?  I don't know if the vet has the means to diagnose it and I don't know if the opthamologist is an overkill...
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy eye   Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:42 pm

I will give you our experience with our boy being diagnosed with Juvenile Cataracts. He did not have any outward signs. Our regular vet noticed it at his regular annual checkup and referred us to a canine ophthalmologist to understand the extent of the issue.

If you already know something is going on, I'd go straight to the specialist and save the exam fee at your regular vet since they will likely refer you anyways. You may want to see which specialists your regular vet prefers to work with though. That's just my personal opinion though. If it seems to be getting bad quickly and you can't get into the eye doctor immediately, you may want to check in with your regular doctor assuming they are easier to get in with.
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PostSubject: Re: Cloudy eye   Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:03 pm

I have to agree with Sara here;  you're describing a classic case of cataracts since the light isn't reflecting (or is being stopped by something) from the back of her eye.

Take a look at this WikiPedia link for a beter explanation about "eyeshine" and "redeye" and (or?) this one for information on Juvenile Cataracts in Huskies.
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