Despite the fact that Persian cats with blue eyes are not born blind, they may develop vision issues. Cats have a higher chance of being born deaf! While a blind or deaf Persian cat may be a loving feline companion, she will need particular attention and care.
White Persian cats with blue eyes do not have blue eyes at birth. While Persian cats are more prone than other cats to go blind, blue eyes have no bearing on their vision issues any more than brown or green eyes do. While some cats are born blind, Persians are more likely to develop Feline Progressive Retinal Atrophy, a rare disease. This disease affects just specific cat breeds and is unaffected by eye or hair colour.
Persian Eye Problems
Feline Progressive Retinal Atrophy usually appears between the ages of four and eight weeks. Kitty’s vision deteriorates quickly, and by the age of 15 weeks, she may be blind. People used to believe that PRA only affected chocolate or Himalayan Persians, but research showed no link. This implies that any Persian, even white, blue-eyed Persians, may get the illness and become blind. However, there are plenty of sighted Persians!
White Fur Health Problems
While there is no link between Persian fur colour and blindness, there is a link between white cats and hearing. Deafness affects 65 to 85 percent of white cats with two blue eyes. A white cat with one blue eye has a 40% probability of becoming deaf. Hearing loss is not breed-specific, therefore white, blue-eyed Persians are just as prone to go deaf as other cat species.
Observe your white Persian’s behaviour if you’re worried she’s blind. If your cat is hesitant to go from one place to another or begins bumping into objects, she may be suffering from eyesight loss. She may be becoming blind if her eyes are hazy, irritated, or discoloured. If your cat is awkward or easily frightened, she may be suffering from eyesight loss. If any of these signs are present, your veterinarian may conduct an eye exam.