NANFA-- Fish Cataracts

Bob Culler (
Mon, 28 Jul 2003 23:55:58 -0400

Hello All,

Do fish get cataracts? I have a creek chub that has a white spot on the
lens of each eye. It does not appear to cover the whole eye and the fish
seems to be able to find his food by sight (so far). Would lens replacement
surgery or a seeing-eye-crawdad work best if he goes blind?

Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
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