Re: New-question on stroke symptoms
Sorry to hear about Panther, it sounds like he has been a real
In humans, it would be extremely unusual, if not unheard of, for a
stroke to cause blindness in one eye. The area affected by a stroke
is generally much larger than just the various optical nerves and to
have such a localized deficit would be very unlikely. A stroke
would have also shown up on his MRI.
Has he had his blood pressure checked? Hypertension is a common
cause of blindness in kitties.
As a funny story, while doing a call (I'm a paramedic) I asked my
patient how long her cat had been blind for, she gave me this really
blank stare and responded with "My cat is blind??!!". It just goes
to show how well they can cope with that particular disability!
jen, deagan and kira the dog