Vet should look at change in cat’s eye
My 5-year-old exotic shorthair cat recently developed a change in her left eye color. The eye looks darker and almost has a cloudy appearance to it. She doesn’t seem to be in much pain. She is not squinting at all. There is no redness, and there is no discharge from the eye. What could be going on? Can a cat’s eye change colors as she gets older? Is there much that can be done about it?
I would need to see what is going on before I could make a diagnosis. I suggest you not mess around and take your cat to see your veterinarian. While a cat may be born with two different colored eyes, it is not common for eye color to change in a mature cat. If one eye is affected, it may be a sign of a problem. More typically, a change that one perceives in eye color could be a sign of an infection, but other issues could be going on as well, including autoimmune disorders, viruses and more. You also mention that the eye appears cloudy. This suggests to me that the eye has a condition known as anterior uveitis. This inflammatory condition should be addressed and can usually be resolved with a course of eye medication in the form of drops or ointments. I’m sure your veterinarian or a veterinary ophthalmologist can figure this out. Don’t delay. Have it seen. Good luck.