I was bummed cuz there is no definitive answer. He has uveitis... inflammation or low grade infection in that eye. Probably caused by a trauma at some point... like bumping his eye hard on something.
We don't know when it happened cuz like I said before, there hasn't been any squinty eyes or tears or swelling... it could have happened sometime back in September when we first noticed it while we were working on his teeth.
Anyway - the important thing is to stop the inflammation. We don't know if his eye will have recurring bouts of uveitis... esp. if there are no outward clinical signs. The eye doc kept asking if he's been squinting a lot or if there have been tears. Nope and nope.
This makes it harder for me, I'll have to evaluate pupil size by shining a flashlight in his eyes in the dark. When one pupil is smaller than the other, it means there is uveitis.
The eye guy said something about this recurring and the blood barrier breaking down and the eye beginning to act like a lymph node to fight infection only the eye begins to work against itself. If the uveitis can't be stopped, the cataract could grow causing blindness. Or the cataract could grow and turn into glaucoma which means he loses his eye. OR the opposite could happen... his eye could atrophy and wither away into nothing.
We don't know if we can stop this uveitis. The treatment is to inject the eye with antibiotic steriod every 6 weeks for 6 mos. And then monitor....
AND say good-bye to my first check from EsScentuals! Tho' it's why I wanted to create my own lotion biz anyway - to supplement this crazy horse habit I have!
Dun dun duuunnnnn.... the cataract. (the bluish cloud in his eye)