Matilda, A Cat With Gigantic Alien Eyeballs

June 15, 2015

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This is Matilda, a cat with gigantic alien-looking eyeballs as a result of spontaneous lens luxation, or the lens separating from the rest of the eyeball. She's a perfectly healthy cat otherwise, although she will eventually have to have surgery for glaucoma in the future. Did you know I'm a glaucoma suspect? It's because I have unusually large optic nerves (I feel like I was *this close* to being able to see in the dark). I have to go get tested every year and I always joke with the ophthalmologist about getting to smoke weed, which he doesn't find as amusing as I do even though I raise my eyebrows and poke him in the ribs with my elbow when I'm saying it.

Hit the jump for several more shots of the "Take Me To Your Litter" kitty. See what I did there? I'm full of completely dumb shit like that, I hate it.

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  • Karnie

    And we thought WE were the ones the aliens were inter-breeding with....

  • RevereLP

    That animal should have had her eyes removed ages ago. She clearly has advanced glaucoma, which causes nonstop excruciating migraine-like pain. Imagine how it would feel to have your eyeballs swell to three times their normal size. My dog's lenses luxated and I took him to a canine ophthalmologist to have them removed long before he got to that point.

  • Graig

    Well i hope you're wrong.. Hope it's not in excruciating pain. i wonder if that cat can even blink... :(

  • MrJamsterJ

    And clearly your name is Cat Optometrist specialist. Remove your eyes why don't ya

  • RevereLP

    I am not a cat optometrist, as there is no such thing as a cat optometrist. I do have significant experience with canine/feline ophthalmologists and canine glaucoma in particular. Glaucoma, as we know from testimony of humans who've suffered from it, is an extremely painful condition. Obviously animals cannot vocalize what they're feeling but their nervous systems and physiology are similar enough to ours that one can conclude their experience of the physical sensations of these types of medical conditions are likewise commiserate with our own. If it gets to the point where your eyes are visibly bulging, you can bet that the person or animal with glaucoma is experiencing excruciating pain and chronic pressure that's the equivalent of round the clock migraines. The cure is bilateral enucleation.

  • Jamie Smith

    Why am I pretty sure that at some pint those are going to spontaneously explode?

  • MustacheHam

    What big eyes you have.

    Quite a lovely cat.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I think you misspelled "unsettling".

  • DeathBotGamma

    She is beautiful. I wonder if they'll market her like Grumpy Cat.

  • Gene Kaufman

    Am I the only one who sees cool shades?

  • PUNX

    that last one look like he should be holding a little hat like puss in boots...

  • Munihausen

    Awesome.

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