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jmc
September 15th 09, 12:07 AM
There's nothing actually *wrong* with Meep's eyes, at her last physical
they tested her vision and looked at her eyes, but I've noticed a
curious thing:

One eye appears darker than the other in certain light (always the same
eye) - is it possible for the tapus luteum (sp? the reflective bit that
gives cats their night vision) to, well, become less reflective with
age? She's 13.

jmc

FirstHit
September 16th 09, 02:23 AM
On Sep 14, 4:07*pm, jmc > wrote:
> There's nothing actually *wrong* with Meep's eyes, at her last physical
> they tested her vision and looked at her eyes, but I've noticed a
> curious thing:
>
> One eye appears darker than the other in certain light (always the same
> eye) - is it possible for the tapus luteum (sp? the reflective bit that
> gives cats their night vision) to, well, become less reflective with
> age? *She's 13.
>
> jmc

I have no idea about deterioration of the reflectiveness. I think
there is a good probability that the eyes are different from birth.
Or the difference in darkness could indicate a disorder in the eye--or
normal aging. You could call your vet and ask him/her about it.

FirstHit

Rene S
September 16th 09, 05:14 PM
It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
animal eye specialist you could call?

jmc
September 17th 09, 01:52 AM
Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
> animal eye specialist you could call?

Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when
she examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.

As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this
way and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's the
way the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling
wrong for the effect I see.

I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
concerned. Just curious.

jmc

FirstHit
September 17th 09, 02:20 AM
On Sep 16, 5:52*pm, jmc > wrote:
> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>
> > It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
> > animal eye specialist you could call?
>
> Our vet is excellent. *If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when
> she examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>
> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this
> way and I really just didn't notice. *It really just looks like it's the
> way the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling
> wrong for the effect I see.
>
> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
> concerned. *Just curious.
>
> jmc

I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
other in flash photos. She posted the photos on the Internet and some
doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
aggressive form of eye cancer. Turns out she did. The eye was
removed in time to save her life.

FirstHit

MaryL
September 17th 09, 02:32 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
>> animal eye specialist you could call?
>
> Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when she
> examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>
> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this way
> and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's the way
> the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling wrong for
> the effect I see.
>
> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
> concerned. Just curious.
>
> jmc

Why not call your vet instead of waiting until the next scheduled exam. If
this sounds like a problem, your vet can ask you to bring Meep in for an
appointment. If this is normal and not indicative of a problem, that would
be a relief. But either way, it would be good to know.
http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2duzd-cat-one-eye-continues-darker

MaryL

cybercat
September 17th 09, 11:40 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
>> animal eye specialist you could call?
>
> Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when she
> examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>
> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this way
> and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's the way
> the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling wrong for
> the effect I see.
>
> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
> concerned. Just curious.
>

I would like to say that over the years you have been posting in this group,
I think Meep may be one of the most examined cats around. :) If she has a
pimple you don't know about I would be surprised. And that of course is a
good thing. She has probably learned to make one pupil larger than the other
just to get your attention.

jmc
September 17th 09, 10:50 PM
Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:20 PM):
> On Sep 16, 5:52 pm, jmc > wrote:
>> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>>
>>> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
>>> animal eye specialist you could call?
>> Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when
>> she examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>>
>> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this
>> way and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's the
>> way the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling
>> wrong for the effect I see.
>>
>> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
>> concerned. Just curious.
>>
>> jmc
>
> I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
> reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
> noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
> other in flash photos. She posted the photos on the Internet and some
> doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
> aggressive form of eye cancer. Turns out she did. The eye was
> removed in time to save her life.
>
> FirstHit

Good to keep in mind. FWIW, when I end up with Devil Cat (black cat with
glowing eyes) they glow equally :)

jmc

jmc
September 17th 09, 10:52 PM
Suddenly, without warning, MaryL exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:32 PM):
>
> "jmc" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>>> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
>>> animal eye specialist you could call?
>>
>> Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when
>> she examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>>
>> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this
>> way and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's
>> the way the light falls, until one day I realized the light was
>> falling wrong for the effect I see.
>>
>> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
>> concerned. Just curious.
>>
>> jmc
>
> Why not call your vet instead of waiting until the next scheduled exam.
> If this sounds like a problem, your vet can ask you to bring Meep in for
> an appointment. If this is normal and not indicative of a problem, that
> would be a relief. But either way, it would be good to know.
> http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2duzd-cat-one-eye-continues-darker
>
> MaryL
>

Well, because her next appointment is in only a couple of weeks, to get
blood tests because she was recently put on metacam. Vet trips stress
her, when she stresses she gets cystitis, which usually means a vet
visit...

jmc

MaryL
September 17th 09, 10:53 PM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> Suddenly, without warning, MaryL exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:32 PM):
>>
>> "jmc" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> Suddenly, without warning, Rene S exclaimed (9/16/2009 12:14 PM):
>>>> It's possible she might have a cataract in one eye. Do you have an
>>>> animal eye specialist you could call?
>>>
>>> Our vet is excellent. If there was a cataract she'd have seen it when
>>> she examined Meep's eyes at her last physical - two months ago, I think.
>>>
>>> As another poster suggested, I suppose it could have always been this
>>> way and I really just didn't notice. It really just looks like it's the
>>> way the light falls, until one day I realized the light was falling
>>> wrong for the effect I see.
>>>
>>> I'll mention it at her next vet check, of course, but I'm not really
>>> concerned. Just curious.
>>>
>>> jmc
>>
>> Why not call your vet instead of waiting until the next scheduled exam.
>> If this sounds like a problem, your vet can ask you to bring Meep in for
>> an appointment. If this is normal and not indicative of a problem, that
>> would be a relief. But either way, it would be good to know.
>> http://www.justanswer.com/questions/2duzd-cat-one-eye-continues-darker
>>
>> MaryL
>>
>
> Well, because her next appointment is in only a couple of weeks, to get
> blood tests because she was recently put on metacam. Vet trips stress
> her, when she stresses she gets cystitis, which usually means a vet
> visit...
>
> jmc

Oh, that makes sense. I didn't realize the next appointment would be so
soon. Please update us. (I am always particularly interested in anything
that involves the eyes because of Duffy.)

MaryL

Rene S
September 18th 09, 04:44 PM
>
> Well, because her next appointment is in only a couple of weeks, to get
> blood tests because she was recently put on metacam. *Vet trips stress
> her, when she stresses she gets cystitis, which usually means a vet
> visit...


Oh, in that case, include it on your list of questions.

I'm a little paranoid about cat eye problems, as one of ours has
cataracts (born with them) and glaucoma in one eye. Regular vets (IME)
have limited knowledge about cat eyes, so we see a specialist.

jmc
September 19th 09, 01:22 PM
Suddenly, without warning, jmc exclaimed (9/17/2009 5:50 PM):
> Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:20 PM):
>> I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
>> reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
>> noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
>> other in flash photos. She posted the photos on the Internet and some
>> doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
>> aggressive form of eye cancer. Turns out she did. The eye was
>> removed in time to save her life.
>>
>> FirstHit
>
> Good to keep in mind. FWIW, when I end up with Devil Cat (black cat with
> glowing eyes) they glow equally :)
>
> jmc

Hmmm, interesting. I took a picture of her yesterday on her new perch,
got glowing green cat eyes - and the "darker" eye is definitely glowing
differently - darker green, not as much of a halo.

Definitely something to ask the vet, and will move her appointment up as
much as I can.

jmc

FirstHit
September 19th 09, 07:39 PM
On Sep 19, 5:22*am, jmc > wrote:
> Suddenly, without warning, jmc exclaimed (9/17/2009 5:50 PM):
>
> > Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:20 PM):
> >> I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
> >> reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
> >> noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
> >> other in flash photos. *She posted the photos on the Internet and some
> >> doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
> >> aggressive form of eye cancer. *Turns out she did. *The eye was
> >> removed in time to save her life.
>
> >> FirstHit
>
> > Good to keep in mind. FWIW, when I end up with Devil Cat (black cat with
> > glowing eyes) they glow equally :)
>
> > jmc
>
> Hmmm, interesting. *I took a picture of her yesterday on her new perch,
> got glowing green cat eyes - and the "darker" eye is definitely glowing
> differently - darker green, not as much of a halo.
>
> Definitely something to ask the vet, and will move her appointment up as
> much as I can.
>
> jmc

I hope it turns out to be nothing.

FirstHit

jmc
September 20th 09, 09:46 AM
Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/19/2009 2:39 PM):
> On Sep 19, 5:22 am, jmc > wrote:
>> Suddenly, without warning, jmc exclaimed (9/17/2009 5:50 PM):
>>
>>> Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:20 PM):
>>>> I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
>>>> reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
>>>> noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
>>>> other in flash photos. She posted the photos on the Internet and some
>>>> doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
>>>> aggressive form of eye cancer. Turns out she did. The eye was
>>>> removed in time to save her life.
>>>> FirstHit
>>> Good to keep in mind. FWIW, when I end up with Devil Cat (black cat with
>>> glowing eyes) they glow equally :)
>>> jmc
>> Hmmm, interesting. I took a picture of her yesterday on her new perch,
>> got glowing green cat eyes - and the "darker" eye is definitely glowing
>> differently - darker green, not as much of a halo.
>>
>> Definitely something to ask the vet, and will move her appointment up as
>> much as I can.
>>
>> jmc
>
> I hope it turns out to be nothing.
>
> FirstHit

So do I. I looked back at old pictures and the other pic I kept with
glowing eyes also has the same effect, from 2006, so I'm pretty sure
it's nothing.

jmc

MaryL
September 20th 09, 03:05 PM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/19/2009 2:39 PM):
>> On Sep 19, 5:22 am, jmc > wrote:
>>> Suddenly, without warning, jmc exclaimed (9/17/2009 5:50 PM):
>>>
>>>> Suddenly, without warning, FirstHit exclaimed (9/16/2009 9:20 PM):
>>>>> I am not suggesting that the following applies here, but your post
>>>>> reminds me of a story I saw on TV earlier this year in which a mother
>>>>> noticed one of her baby daughter's eyes looked different from the
>>>>> other in flash photos. She posted the photos on the Internet and some
>>>>> doctor took notice and contacted here saying the girl may have an
>>>>> aggressive form of eye cancer. Turns out she did. The eye was
>>>>> removed in time to save her life.
>>>>> FirstHit
>>>> Good to keep in mind. FWIW, when I end up with Devil Cat (black cat
>>>> with
>>>> glowing eyes) they glow equally :)
>>>> jmc
>>> Hmmm, interesting. I took a picture of her yesterday on her new perch,
>>> got glowing green cat eyes - and the "darker" eye is definitely glowing
>>> differently - darker green, not as much of a halo.
>>>
>>> Definitely something to ask the vet, and will move her appointment up as
>>> much as I can.
>>>
>>> jmc
>>
>> I hope it turns out to be nothing.
>>
>> FirstHit
>
> So do I. I looked back at old pictures and the other pic I kept with
> glowing eyes also has the same effect, from 2006, so I'm pretty sure it's
> nothing.
>
> jmc
>

I don't think I would be at all concerned if this were only a question about
a picture with glowing eyes. A difference in color there could be
attributed to angle of light or position of the camera. However, I think
it's worth mentioning to your vet since you noted the same difference just
by looking at Meep. I do think you will probably find that there is no
problem, and that is certainly what I *hope* to hear. Please keep us
updated.

MaryL