african gray cloudy eye, pupil barely responds

Our african gray approx 30+ yrs old seems to be losing sight in one eye really badly, it is cloudy..we are told it is likely due to age and cataracts, does this sound right or is there something else going on? Is there something we can do to help? We live in a rural area so no bird specialists anywhere near. Thank you so much.

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Mar 05, 2012
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by: Anonymous

We did not buy the bird/did not expect to have a bird but we took in the bird due to an older couple who could not care for it anymore. Hopefully it is not an infection, we'll keep an eye on it, otherwise the nearest avian vet would be 2+ hours.

Feb 27, 2012
Bird with possible cataract
by: The Avian Vet

This does sound like a cataract. It can be caused by a poor diet and age. I recommend that you have it looked at by an avian veterinarian to be sure that it is not an infection or other treatable condition.

Dr B
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Feb 26, 2012
african gray cloudy eye, pupil barely responds
by: Linda

30 years old is not usually old enough for cataracts, so you'll need to find an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area. This means an avian vet within an hour or two drive from you will work. If this is an infection, your bird could not only lose his eye but his life as well, so DO NOT DELAY finding an Avian Vet and taking your bird there. Find an Avian Vet

When we have birds, we also have to have Avian Vets for when they are sick or injured.

Thanks for writing and let us know what avian vet has to say.

Linda

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