View Full Version : Quigley's eyes have spots! What are they?

8th December 2006, 05:21 PM
I am new to this so I hope I am doing this right.

Quigley, our male nearly 3 yr old Cavalier, developed some very small light grey spots right in the middle of each eye. These are about the size of a pencil lead, but they are definitely there. His vet contacted a dog opthamologist and after a blood test to check for elevated cholesterol, they decided there really wasn't anything to do about them. They are not corneal ulcers (thank God!) but I didn't know if anyone knew whether or not Cavaliers were prone to these kind of spots. They don't appear to bother him at all and sort of remind me of cataracts, but I am told by the vet they are more like scar tissue or deposits??? Oh well, just curious, thanks.

8th December 2006, 05:31 PM
Welcome to the board! :)

They sound like lipid deposits. These sometimes can be serious (eg a symptom of a more serious problem) but most often are nothing -- overweight cavaliers seem to be more prone to them. I have heard of many cavaliers with them -- my rescue Lily has one. Sometimes they just go away on their own.

8th December 2006, 06:32 PM
Out of curiousity, what is the serious thing they can be linked to?

8th December 2006, 06:44 PM
These small white spots are called "cholesterol spots" in France.
They come and desappear.

8th December 2006, 08:29 PM
They can be linked to hypothyroidism among other things.

Cathy T
8th December 2006, 10:45 PM
Jake has them. We see an opthamologist every year and his eyes checked out just fine this year. I forget what he called them but said they were definitely not anything to worry about.