Canine cataract surgery

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Storm63
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Canine cataract surgery

Postby Storm63 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:26 pm

Hi all,

Would anybody know the feasibility of bringing a dog to Crete/Greece for cataract surgery along with the cost?

Would appreciate if someone is passing or going to their vetinary surgery, and pick up some information please.

Thank you

John

hairybloke
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Re: Canine cataract surgery

Postby hairybloke » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:39 pm

Hi John,

Off to our vet soon, so will ask. What's the approximate weight of the dog? One eye or both?

louisejersey
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Re: Canine cataract surgery

Postby louisejersey » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:24 am

Hi, have just spoken to my vet. As far as he is aware, the only Vet who offers this is in Athens (affiliated to the University). He is an expert in his field, and charges 600/700 euros per eye. Of course things could be different in the west of the island. x

Storm63
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Re: Canine cataract surgery

Postby Storm63 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:47 am

Hi Louise,
Thank you for the information.
I'm asking on behalf of a family member, whom have a 12 year old Jack Russell with cataracts in both eyes.
Since posting, I have done some research, and found that science now offers eye drops which have shown some very good results for dogs.
They haven't quite perfected it for humans, but not too far off!
Anyway, for canines, a lot less stressful and expensive than surgery.
www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07/eye-dro ... -cataracts
https://www.wisechoicemedicine.com/prod ... -dogs-too/
Will keep the Athens option on ice.
Cheers
John

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Re: Canine cataract surgery

Postby louisejersey » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:33 am

Hi, No problem. Hope it works out for them.


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