Nursing advice for owners of a visually impaired dog

Amber Foote
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dogs are often presented in first opinion practice with visual impairment resulting from a variety of acute and progressive diseases or trauma. Visual impairment and blindness in dogs can be distressing for both the patient and the owner, and registered veterinary nurses can provide guidance and support on the adjustments needed to allow the patient to have a good quality of life. This article will discuss the disease processes, treatment options and client education for canine blindness.

Figure 1. Dog with bilateral mature cataracts.
Figure 1. Dog with bilateral mature cataracts.

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