Honey and Teddy are two little Maltese terriers who found themselves in need of urgent veterinary treatment. Surrendered to the RSPCA, Teddy had bilateral microphthalmia which means both of his eyes were tiny, non-functional, and recessed within their sockets. It is highly unlikely he had ever been able to see, and quite likely he was born like this. Our RSPCA vets removed both of his eyes so he was comfortable and didn’t suffer from any irritation or chronic discharge.
Little Honey also had one eye that was microphthalmic and one eye that was suffering a chronic mature cataract. Sadly, she too had no eyesight. Our vets also removed both of Honey’s eyes to prevent further issues down the track.
Honey and Teddy received months of veterinary care and rehabilitation at the RSPCA and despite their challenging situation being completely blind, they were both happily adopted with new owner Christine. She says, "They are winning hearts all over the neighbourhood."