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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about this older guy. What is his name? I'm going to be honest and say of the things that you're describing, the ear situation is most likely the one issue that is causing the most discomfort for him that can be dealt with the best through his vet. The ear could have a yeast, bacteria or a combination of the two infection. A lot of times this can be easily diagnosed with an ear cytology and then effectively treated with a daily cleaning with a special cleaner and a daily topical medication. This can help to get the ear infection resolved and most likely make him feel better. The chronic ear infections are persistent sources of discomfort and can lead to ear hematoma and closure of the ear canals. As far as the eyes, most likely this is an age related lens change that has no treatment for it. The exam with the vet can confirm that most likely with no specific testing. As far as the these bumps / lumps, they can be aspirated very simply to see if they are lipoma like issues - benign growths of fat or if they are something more.