Cataracts of all types are relatively rare in cats, however modern veterinary care and better nutrition has increased the lifespan of our cats. As a result of living longer, feline cataracts are becoming more frequently diagnosed.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a genetic disease in cats that leads to a cat losing its eyesight. The symptoms of PRA are progressive, worsening over time. The cat may adapt to the gradual loss of sight so well that the owner never notices a problem.