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What is lenticular haze?

Last Updated: 13th July, 2021

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Lenticular sclerosis or nuclear sclerosis is the medical term for a bluish transparent haze that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. "Lenticular sclerosis appears as an evenly gray, rounded opacity (cloudiness) in the center of the lens, and is most easily observed when the pupil is dilated."

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Keeping this in view, does nuclear sclerosis cause blindness?

If the nuclear sclerosis is severe enough, it's called a nuclear cataract. Cataracts cause about half of all blindness in the world, and nuclear cataracts are the most common type.

Secondly, what causes nuclear sclerosis? Nuclear sclerosis is an age-related change in the density of the crystalline lens nucleus that occurs in all older animals. It is caused by compression of older lens fibers in the nucleus by new fiber formation. Immature senile cataract has to be differentiated with nuclear sclerosis while making its diagnosis.

Similarly, it is asked, how is lenticular sclerosis treated?

Treatment is not necessary for this condition. However, if your dog is diagnosed with lenticular sclerosis, you should go to the veterinarian regularly to watch for cataracts. Cataracts can be removed with surgery, which is most effective if the cataract is caught early.

Why is my dog's eye cloudy?

When dogs have cloudy eyes, it may be a natural part of the aging process. The most common causes of cloudy eyes in senior dogs are nuclear sclerosis and cataracts. However, there are some other conditions that can also create a cloudy appearance in your dog's eyes that require immediate veterinary attention.

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Lenticular sclerosis or nuclear sclerosis is the medical term for a bluish transparent haze that develops in the lens of the eye in middle-aged to senior dogs. Vision does not appear to be significantly affected in dogs diagnosed with lenticular sclerosis. This condition is not the same as cataracts.

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Is nuclear sclerosis painful?

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