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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog is a 10 yr old Staffie and his eyes are starting to

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My dog is a 10 yr old Staffie and his eyes are starting to cloud over what does this mean
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Appllo
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Appllo?
Customer: No
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 22 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 22 days ago.

There may be two reasons for the clouding: First, we can see a slight haze that is blueish to whitish in color. This is lenticular sclerosis. It is not well understood why this happens but it is believed that this is common with aging and we see the lens and cornea of the eye hardening with time. Second, this may be a cataract developing in each eye. You'll notice a thick, white pigment that cannot be seen through developing in many cases over part or all of the lens of the eye. This is often associated with diabetes.

Lenticular sclerosis:

It would be ideal to have your Staffie's eyes evaluated to ensure there is no medical condition that needs to be treated.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 19 days ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?