Debbie,
Can the vet check his blood pressure to see if it's high? That can cause 
pressure in the eyes and lead to blindness.

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From: dlh1...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:08:32 +0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind







I have a boy who had bouts of intermittent blindness.....it went on for months. 
 His vision is perfect now....and he is almost ten years old.

Debbie Bates
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal"
 




Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:15:05 -0800
From: create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind



Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery & she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.


Beth

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From: Anne Myles <anne.my...@uni.edu>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:32 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind


I am devastated -- my FeLV boy Dublin had major dental surgery yesterday to 
remove the rest of his teeth due to severe stomatitis and feline resorptive 
lesions (his third dental surgery in six months).  He came through OK it 
seemed, and his bloodwork turned out to be very promising (his mild anemia 
around December had reversed with his hematocrit in the middle of the normal 
range).  But something seemed off with agitation and his eyes and the vet 
realized that Dublin seems to be blind.  He did all the ocular tests they do 
and nothing physiologically can be found wrong -- no detached retina, no bleed, 
no evidence of hypoxia, etc.  But only his left eye is even minimally reactive 
to light.  The vet believes the blindness to be related to the FeLV, although 
I'm still totally confused about the suddenness of this all.

Dublin has always had something weird about his eyes -- the pupils stay mostly 
dilated and while they constrict a little it's definitely not like a normal 
cat.  I wondered if he had an eye problem and could see well even before I 
adopted him and learned he was FeLV+.  But he seemed to see fine.

While Dublin is physically stable he is apparently extremely agitated and the 
vet wants to keep him at the hospital until he settles down and begins to 
adapt.  He was with him until 10:30 last night and says that Dubbie has 
scarcely been out of a tech's arms since.  (He is the most loving, 
people-oriented cat, and is not stressed just from being at the vet -- it's 
almost a joke how much he likes it there.)  I am crazy with distress and also 
with anxiety about bringing him home (have another cat, pretty rowdy, and a 
dog), though everyone says blind cats can do well.

I'd appreciate any encouragement -- or in particular any insight into a 
FeLV-blindness link.

Anne

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