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What to expect at eye specialist

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So as some of you know Jordan is now on his way to a veterinary eye specialist for a check up on his cataracts. So I'm wondering if anyone has ever taken a cat to an eye specialist before? What should I expect? They told me to bring his latest blood test results, but I'm wondering if in Jordan's case I should go back further in his blood tests & ask for the last 2 years worth of tests since that is when he has had the problems? Any information from others who may have been through this before would be helpful.
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I haven't dealt with the eye specialists, but when I took Spot to a specialist, I found it helpful to have a written timeline of the important medical events in his history (blood tests, surgery, weight loss, other symptoms) as well as the actual results. I figure the more info you have available, the better, even if it doesn't get used.
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I haven't dealt with the eye specialists, but when I took Spot to a specialist, I found it helpful to have a written timeline of the important medical events in his history (blood tests, surgery, weight loss, other symptoms) as well as the actual results. I figure the more info you have available, the better, even if it doesn't get used.
That was my thought too. I called his vet yesterday & they are going to put all of his records on a CD for me so that the eye specialist has everything available. I'm supposed to pick it up tomorrow. I hope they have it ready because at a minimum I want the previous 2 years worth of blood tests so that he can see how bad Jordan's blood calcium has been. I also hope there is mention of when he had the calcium deposit in his eye and when I noticed the first cataract.
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I went to an eye specialist with my German Shepherd. My Vet had faxed the eye specialist everything that was important for her to know before hand. The experience for my dog sucked since she was painfully shy and didn’t like strangers to look at her, let alone touch her.

The experience is probably much different for a cat then dog, size wise. It was so long ago I barely remember. I do remember it was way too expensive LOL. Also, they brought me into a small room with no windows, looked into her eye with about three difference types of hand held machines. Got her up on a mechanical table that went up and down. Put some drops in her eyes, shut the lights so it was pitch black and shone lights into her eyes. It was all quick and easy. I had to go back every two weeks for about 2 months to see if her eyes drops were working. They worked and we were good to go.

I do remember the eye specialist taking the time to talk to me in great detail about her eye, what was wrong, showed me diagrams and everything. She even wrote me very specific instructions on things I should not do IE: no head out the window in a car, don’t walk her towards wind, so heavy rubbing on her eyes.

Overall it was a positive experience for me, I learned a lot, for Silver… she hated every second of it, but I cant really blame her, they didn’t hurt her at all, but it was new and different for her.
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Jordan does not like the vets office either. I'm not sure how they are going to be able to examine his eyes as he tends to get agressive with the vets. I warned them when I made the appointment that he is not a good paitient. The receptionist just laughed & said "that's OK".
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