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    Is this a cataract?

    Does this appear to be the start of a cataract? Sheís a 5.5 year old female guinea pig. There is no damage to the eye, itís definitely not on the cornea, but the lens. No discharge, nothing like that. Itís just a small white dot and a small bit of haze around it. From my research it fits the description of a posterior polar cataract.
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    Re: Is this a cataract?

    Could be. But also see http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html and see if there's more info there for you. Guinea pigs have a couple of eye conditions that start with a small white dot.

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    Re: Is this a cataract?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Could be. But also see http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html and see if there's more info there for you. Guinea pigs have a couple of eye conditions that start with a small white dot.
    Thanks, I already gave that page a look before and nothing on there seems to match. Iíve spoken to two exotic vets, both mention vitreal opacities, which is basically like scar tissue.

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