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    Hi,
    Leo has developed a very pale milky spot over each pupil. I called the vet this morning and they have an ophthalmologist doing a clinic on Thursday so Ive booked Leo in to see him.

    I hope it's nothing serious.

    Any ideas...cataracts maybe? or ulcers

    Mel

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    Don't get worried too soon.
    It may be corneal dystrophy, which is quite common and not a problem to the dog.

    I am sure there will be threads on this forum, or here is the link to information on Rod Russell's site

    http://cavalierhealth.org/corneal.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by meljoy View Post
    Hi,
    Leo has developed a very pale milky spot over each pupil. I called the vet this morning and they have an ophthalmologist doing a clinic on Thursday so Ive booked Leo in to see him.

    I hope it's nothing serious.

    Any ideas...cataracts maybe? or ulcers

    Mel
    I have two cavaliers that have this. I ran the first one into the opthalmologist and paid upteen dollars to be handed a pamplet that said it could be calcium deposits or lipid deposits on the cornea of the eye(Corneal Dystropy). Unless it harms the eye (which is incredibly rare) it wouldn't bother the dog.

    Cataracts would be on the lens of the eye, which is inside,not the outer layer (cornea) and the chances of having two ulcers that were in exactly the same spot on two different eyes --- is possible, but very rare.

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    Dylan has the same, they vet said it may be a scar from an ulcer, she said ulcers can heal themselves in a day sometimes. Or it's a little fat deposit, I think that's how she described it. She said it may disappear, it never did. Our boys other brother, Bailey has dry eye. I had Dylan checked and the vet said his eyes were fine, this was before the white spot. His eyes have been less sensitive lately, even when I vacuum. Windy days are not good though.

    As Sandy says and quoting the site Margaret posted: "Corneal dystrophy usually does not affect vision, is not painful, and no treatment is necessary."
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    It could also be Corneal Lipidosis. Only an opthalmologist can give a formal diagnosis and no treatment is needed, but just to give you reassurance, two of my bitches were diagnosed with it and have never had a problem because of it.
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    Thank you so much everybody.
    I feel so much better reading this. I will still see the ophthalmologist on Thursday but Im not panicking so much now

    It's interesting that Dylan has it also.....in the gene's maybe

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    We've just got back from the vets. We saw the ophthalmologist who said exactly as everyone here had. She said it's corneal lipidosis....she wants to see him again in 3 months to make sure it isnt getting worse.

    Leo then wee'd up the fish tank so we paid the bill and made a hasty retreat

    Thanks again for all the support

    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by meljoy View Post
    We've just got back from the vets. We saw the ophthalmologist who said exactly as everyone here had. She said it's corneal lipidosis....she wants to see him again in 3 months to make sure it isnt getting worse.

    Leo then wee'd up the fish tank so we paid the bill and made a hasty retreat

    Thanks again for all the support

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    Well, Leo wasn't very impressed with the proceedings then?
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    Good news Mel - Leo obviously doesn't like fish very much then!!
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    I kept Dylan on his lead at the RVC and they told me just let him off in the consultation room, I said he'd mark but they didn't care so he weed on everything, then they agreed, maybe he should be on his lead. We rush past anything vertical like door posts etc. when we go to the vets!

    Glad it's not a serious thing but sorry Leo has this too. It doesn't bother Dylan but it certainly worried me when I saw it. How much was the specialist?
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