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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is caused by the destruction of the cells that register light (photoreceptors) in the back of the eye (the retina).
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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is caused by the destruction of the cells that register light (photoreceptors) in the back of the eye (the retina). The loss of the cells begins around 7 weeks of age and slowly progresses.
Cats with Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) can show symptoms at an early age (few weeks). The symptoms progress slowly and cats can have very compromised vision by approximately 2 years of age. Blind cats tend to have more difficulty at night, sometimes becoming more vocal and more attached to their owners. The pupils are usually more dilated in lighting conditions and affected cats also tend to carry their whiskers in a more forward position.
Once affected cats know their surroundings, they are very mobile and active.
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