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    Default Juvenile cataracts

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    My vet said he more than likely has juvenile cataracts and nutrition may help. I got him 2 days ago. Has anyone else experienced this? I had one that had one eye affected but this little guy has it in both eyes.

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    Default Re: Juvenile cataracts

    Yes, my squirrel had a cloudy eye when he was much younger. He still has a smaller area that's cloudy, but it got a lot smaller in time. I was told at the time that the nutrition play a role too.

    You can check my post here. Scroll down a little bit and you would see Spanky's response:

    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...65309-My-Buddy

    I hope he heals those pretty eyes fully!
    Animals are magical....Thank you everyone who tries to help them, save them tirelessly...

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    Thank you so much for answering. I will keep his nutrition up and hope for the best!!

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    Default Re: Juvenile cataracts

    Also, be assured by the fact squirrels don't have a central focal point like humans and have a 270 degree field of view. With a healthy, varied diet they can overcome a great deal.

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    I spoke with my veterinarian and I will try to get him in soon to see if it is cataracts. If juvenile, he could get better. If it from trauma, he may be blind.

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    It turns out the little guy has double corneal infections. He is on oral antibiotics and drops. Also artificial tears. The vet said he may have a systemic infection because he also has a bump on his jaw. If he is going to get better, I should see improvement in a week. If not, he feels he will be blind, at which point euthanasia will be discussed.

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