My cat is18 yrs old and has a film over his eyes. Is this like cataracts in people? What can we do to make him better? When he urinates he cries a screech like sound. Is he in pain when this happens? He can no longer find his litter box and is urinating all over the hard wood floors. He acts as though he may be blind.
HiI am sorry to hear of your 18 year old cat's problems. It is impossible to totally guess the condition of your cat's eyes other than you do describe that he is having severe vision problems. The "film" that you see could be the nictitans membrane (a third eyelid that pops up from the medial/nose side of the eye when there is irritation. Or it could be severe corneal scarring. Cataracts are inside the eye and not on the surface and while kitty could have them, they are not a film over the eyes.You can use artificial tears like Refresh wetting drops every few hours until you can get him to a veterinarian to have the eyes examined. Many eye problems are treatable but some are not. Please get him to your veterinarian.Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Hope he is better.