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Restoring Vision for Dogs

We are a non-profit charity that provides funding for pet vision corrective surgery.

 

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Restoring Pet Vision

We are a non-profit charity that provides funding for pet vision corrective surgery.

 

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Our Mission

As our pets age, they may experience many of the same issues with sight that we do. Cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases are disorders that diminish sight and cause blindness. With recent advances in Veterinary medicine, these issues can now be effectively treated. Unfortunately, many seniors on fixed incomes, veterans, and others in need do not have the resources to pay for these treatments for in many instances, their only live-in companions, their dogs.

Our mission is to fund those in need to get the treatments to restore their dog’s sight. We will work with Veterinarians nationwide who provide the necessary procedures to correct and restore vision. This would be done on a case-by-case basis with all factors carefully considered before approval. After approval, payments would be made directly to the treating Veterinarians.

How are cataracts treated

The only effective vision-restoring treatment for cataracts is surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia. Cataract surgery is usually performed with a technique called phacoemulsification. This technique uses special equipment to fragment and remove material inside the lens. The goal of the surgery is to remove the opacity and place an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) in the lens bag. The vast majority, though not all eyes, can have an IOL placed, which will help the eye to focus light on the retina. If no IOL can be placed, the animal will be far-sighted but able to see. Surgery is recommended in both eyes at the same time (bilateral surgery) if both eyes have operable cataracts. The recommendation is based partly in the patient requiring only one anesthesia and post-operative period.

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