Blindness is the result of a loss of vision in both eyes. Cats may be born blind or it may occur as a result of disease, trauma, dietary deficiency due or certain drugs/toxins. It may occur suddenly or over a period of weeks or months.
There are a number of conditions which can lead to blindness in cats including:
Often pet owners will not be aware their cat has become blind as cats adapt to a loss of vision and it only becomes apparent if there is a change to the cat’s environment (such as moving house, moving furniture around etc). Sudden blindness, on the other hand, will have a greater impact on your cat as it has had little or no time to adapt. Caring and understanding must be given to your cat along with ensuring you do your best to help it adapt.
Signs your cat may be blind:
If you suspect your cat may either be blind or suffering from any eye condition, do not hesitate to seek veterinary attention immediately. It may be possible to help save your cat from complete blindness by quick medical intervention.