Just out of general interest, does anyone have experience of a cat with nystagmus? (Wobbly eyes). Mitz always has gone cross eyed when he gets excited or is concentrating on something nearby, and when he's looking at things close to sometimes I see one or both eyes start the up and down wobble. It's intermittent and doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest, there's no other sign at all of neurological trouble and he's had this since he was a kitten, his breeder is interested but hasn't seen it in anyone else in his bloodlines. It's also a clearly stable condition, it hasn't developed or worsened, although when he was a kitten the vet said he might grow out of it. I've worked with children with nystagmus and squints but not a cat! I'd be interested if anyone else has had a cat with this and if so anything that might be helpful to know? I'd take a guess at him being mildly visually impaired, I know depth perception is affected, but he compensates marvellously if so.
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5/19/05 at 12:10pm