A patient with corneal endothelial degeneration will present to you with a blue cloudy eye (corneal oedema). The endothelium is the deepest layer of the cornea. Unfortunately dogs and cats are only given one endothelium.

Once this layer is gone – that is it!! There is no second chance as the corneal endothelium is not regenerative. If the corneal oedema is severe then vision is impaired.

Before panicking there are some questions you should ask yourself.

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