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A few weeks ago Oscar's vet pointed out his eye freckles when going over how he is aging, saying "he has a few eye freckles" and then went on like it was no big deal. I've been wondering about them ever since though. It probably isn't anything to worry about or she would have said so, but I'd kind of like to hear more about them if anyone knows how or why they appear.

This is a pic taken about 3 months ago or so where he is around 10 years old. You can see them in his right eye.




Here he is about 4 years old. You can see they aren't there.



Anyone else see this in their cats? Is it anything that should be kept track of?
 

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Mimi has some "freckles" on her eye, but they are associated with a condition called "mydriasis" - where her pupil does not fully contract and remains, for the most part, dilated and somewhat misshapen. I have no idea what caused this, since she came to me with this condition - but she also has cataracts and is a "senior" kitty. There is nothing to be done about it at this stage - and even though the rescue organization claimed that she could see fine with it, my vet says the only way to know if she sees normally with it is to send her to a specialist ... and since she shows no signs of trouble with eyesight, I have opted to NOT put her through the torture of a long car ride in the carrier ... she has far too many other minor health issues we are dealing with that are more important.

It's hard to tell from the pic - but is Oscar's pupil at all misshapen - does it contract and dilate the same as the other eye?

BTW - Oscar is GORGEOUS!!!
 

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A few small eye freckles are a normal part of the aging process. Be concerned if they get larger and larger and start to take over large sections of the iris. Something like that can be indicative of cancer.
 
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