This Cat has the Biggest Eyes I Have Ever Seen (11 Photos)
Matilda was born in February of 2013 in a hoarder house. She was saved by a rescue society and adopted 12 weeks later by a loving family. As she grew older everything was normal aside from a squinty eye and enlarged pupil she would periodically get. Her owners took her to the vet several times, but by the time they arrived the squinting and enlarged pupil always subsided.
The owners decided to reach out to the rescue society to see if any other kittens from the litter had reported any eye issues and it turned out two of them had developed a mysterious eye condition. They took Matilda to a veterinary ophthalmologist who said Matilda displayed signs of spontaneous ‘lens luxation’. An owner of one of the other kittens opted for surgery with mixed results so the family decided to take a ‘wait and see’ approach instead.
Both of Matilda’s eyes have since luxated and she now gets eye drops for treatment along with regular checkups to monitor any changes in behaviour that might suggest she’s uncomfortable (the pressure levels in her eyes remain normal). Although nearly blind she can still see light and motion. Her owners are happy to report that Matilda seems to be doing well and is adjusting to her new-found fame as an Instagram sensation.
Matilda’s vet also recently spoke with The Huffington Post to assure people that she is not suffering: “Many people see her photo and assume she is in pain and needs to be taken from her owners,” the vet said. “She is not and does not.”
For more information visit her official site.
Today's #tbt video is from just a couple of weeks ago, but I had to show you how much I appreciate everyone who has donated to my gofundme page! Soon I will have enough for the surgery I will later need. I wish I could kiss all of you too!! 💋💋👽😻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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