A veterinary ophthalmologist will do this type of surgery. They will decide whether this is an appropriate procedure for your dog. Things such as inflammation, glaucoma, or damaged retinas will make it unlikely that surgery will be effective. At this time, your veterinarian will prescribe anti-inflammatory eye drops to help. Sometimes other diseases such as kidney or heart disease can make anesthesia a bad option for your dog.
Surgery can be expensive. It usually ranges from 4,000 to 6,000+. Your dog will also need many trips to the veterinarian for checkups for the 6 months after surgery.
If your dog is not able to have surgery, non-surgical options won’t stop the progression of cataracts, merely delay loss of vision.