Cataract surgery

Breed: Shih Tzu DOB: 2007 Sex: Neutered male Weight: 14 pounds Foster home: Dale 105-12 I sure have trouble seeing things. How can that be when I am only 6-7 years old? Well I have juvenile cataracts and the big problem is that they are causing inflammation inside my eyes (they are leaking proteins.) Right now I have eye drops that are helping the pain and my sensitivity to bright light but I really should have surgery to remove these lens that “hurt” me. If I don’t take the eye drops regularly, I could have other problems like glaucoma or retinal detachment and then I would go blind. If I could have the surgery, I wouldn’t need the eye drops and I wouldn’t have to worry about other problems from the bad lens. Some really nice people have raised enough money for me to see the eye doc already – that’s how come I know what is wrong with my sight – and there is a little left over for the surgery. Hopefully I can raise the rest of the money. Thanks to the Cooley law students for their generous donation!     NEWS FLASH!!! Thanks to Robert and Leslie Nason for my surgery! Everything went fine and I can really see now. It is fantastic! I feel so good and really like to run and play in the yard. I am ready to be adopted. One minor problem – I can’t hear much at all, but I don’t let that bother me. I stay in my fenced yard and go by sight. When my foster dad wants me he just motions for me to come in. It takes a little getting used to but is really not a big problem for me. A fenced yard would be great so I can’t get lost because I can’t hear you if you call me. I am a super little guy. I have all my shots and will be microchipped. I am ready to find my forever home. I promise I will be good. Ty2 UPDATE: I can see! I am all ready for adoption! It’s is really a good thing because now my foster dad wants me to tell you that he has discovered that I am deaf. It is so great that at least my sight could be repaired. Even though I am deaf, it was really not noticable at first. In fact, I was in my foster home for quite a while before they even suspected there might be something wrong with my hearing. They weren’t even sure at times if I was deaf or not. So being deaf isn’t all that big of a deal. I am still a happy boy who loves attention and is easy to have in your home. Email lisa@schnauzerama.org for questions about me!