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Old 11-09-2016, 06:43 PM
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Is This Nuclear Sclerosis?

Ollie is one of our family dogs. I just got home and his eyes are now a very cloudy/blue. I am almost 100% sure his eyes were not like this this mourning.

He is acting completely normal wiggling,barking and wanting attention. He is almost 8 years old.
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If his eyes were not like that this morning then you need to get him to a vet now if you want any chance for a successful out come. Eyes are a relatively fragile organ and acute trauma can cause permenant issues or even blindness. Acute eye problems are often considered emergencies and need to be seen immediately.
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We are going to the vet tomorrow.
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Oh boy, if that just happened, it's emergency time. Really.
But....could it be that the light is just hitting it a certain way and you just noticed an 'older dog cataracts'. Eyes with cataracts can look kinda sorta normal until the light hits it a certain way. Where they less bright than other dogs for a long time--then may be cataracts, but if it just happened, yikes, emergency.
Good luck, hope all works out.
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Well, Ollie has been to the vet, who sent him right away to see the doggie ophthalmologist.

As it turns out, there's nothing wrong -- no damage-- with his eyes.

The cloudiness is being caused by free-floating lipids and proteins that have leached into the fluid that fills the outer chamber of his eyes. They're not sure yet what is causing this but it's likely that the level of lipids in his blood are really high and as a result, are by osmosis passing through the barrier and into his eye fluid.

Tomorrow they are going to draw some blood for lab tests, to hopefully discover the underlying cause. They didn't think this was too serious, probably something that could be managed. crossing fingers.
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