Message Number: YG6711 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-28 10:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Dr. Murray- hypoglycemia causing cataracts

> Hi Dr. Murray
> I ran across something you wrote about cataracts last week. You
>mentioned the many ways ferrets can get cataracts and one way was
>from hypoglycemia/insulinoma. I had never heard of this so I asked
>my boss who is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist and he
>never heard of it either. He was wondering where you found this
>information. He personally has seen most cataracts from retinal
> Thanks for any help : )
> Sue, CVT

Curious. How does a retinal pathology cause a growth in the lens?

Like Steph I have run into situations in which pancreatic problems
have caused cataracts; she's seen it in a dog with diabetes and I've
seen it given as cause in an uncle with same.