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Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
Cataracts are relatively uncommon (although do occur), except in those with diabetes.
Much more often we are dealing with nuclear sclerosis, a natural 'blue tinge' that develops in the eye as dogs age.
Could you send a clear photo?
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Ah, what a sweet girl.
Thank you for these photos, I am just typing my reply.
While it is always hard to tell 100% from a photo, I do not see evidence of a cataract. This would usually be an obvious milky film that blocks all light getting into the eye.
I suspect the haze you see is more likely the nuclear sclerosis I mentioned.
As you feel her vision may be affected however, a vet visit is sensible to examine her eyes and vision.
Happy to help!
Until we know what exactly is going on, I would not recommend any treatment.
If it is nuclear sclerosis, this is very common and requires no treatment. It is not thought to affect vision and does not cause discomfort.
If you notice more signs such as an eye discharge, irritation (she may rub or scratch the eyes) or squinting, we would need to reassess.