Cats typically don’t get a lot of eye diseases, at least when compared to dogs. The most common feline eye disease is probably conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the outer surface of the eyeball. 

The most common eye disease that frequently leads to feline blindness is inflammation of the uvea (uveitis), the middle area of the eye. This disease, which is often associated with FeLV, FIV, and FIP, is usually chronic and is likely to result in gradual blindness. 

Go to “Feline Uveitis (Intraocular Inflammation)” to learn more about feline uveitis.