Join Date: Feb 2008
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Cocotini is very light sensitive, and prefers hair covering her eyes. I don't know about dogs, but in humans UV light exposure can cause more retinal damage than cataract problems (not saying that it can't contribute to cataracts). Light eyes are more at risk than dark eyes for retinal UV damage, but all can be damaged without UV protection. Light sensitivity can be with any color iris and people with astigmatism, or those who have had lasik surgery will usually be more light sensitive. I worked in the eye field as an RN for about 10 years and my husband is also an optometrist so I have seen alot!!! It would be interesting to know if the same holds true for dogs- but it would seem likely that it does- I guess we should all go get our dogs "doggles" for when they're out in the sun!!
Jocelyn, Mindy, Cocotini, and Candy
Truffles (1992-2009) We miss you!!