This isn’t Photoshop. The beautiful cat you’re looking at really does have giant “alien” eyes. Alien Cat Matilda has a genetic disorder that is causing retinal detachment. She’s under the care of a vet who is making sure that she’s okay and not in any pain. According to her Facebook page:
Friends: I had some great news today! I went to the veterinary ophthalmologist and she took many readings and tests and determined that I am not in any pain. The pressures in my eyes are normal, and aside from being big and googly they are actually quite healthy-looking! I do not currently have glaucoma. There is a teensy ulcer on one eye, but I have new eyedrops for that, and it can heal. All in all I am one lucky little kitten!
Her owners, “The Lady” and “The Bearded Man”, are taking good care of Matilda and are raising funds in case she needs surgery.
After much discussion and consideration, The Lady and The Bearded Man decided with the veterinary ophthalmologist’s support that we would let Matilda’s eyes do what they naturally would, and would not intervene with a traumatic surgery that did not appear to be helpful. …As long as Matilda remained happy and healthy, that was the only thing that mattered. …Matilda’s servants take her to see a vet regularly and to see the ophthalmologist when necessary. She is always up to date on her checkups and shots, and they watch her very closely to notice any changes in behaviour that might suggest that she’s uncomfortable. No matter what happens, her servants think she’s perfect and beautiful and will love and care for her the absolute best way that they can for however long this little alien is here.
Here’s hoping little Matilda does just fine and never needs the surgery.
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