Each cat has something special that characterizes them, whether it’s the looks or behaviors, but one very special cat in particular that stole our attention is Matilda. This adorable feline has a rare genetic condition that makes her eyeballs look very alien-like. Unfortunately, the cat is now blind but still seems like she’s enjoying her life nonetheless.
Matilda was born in 2013 and found a home 12 weeks after that. When she was a baby her eyes were normal, but later on, she started showing some symptoms of spontaneous lens luxation. Her eyeballs would get so big, it would feel like she’s staring right in your soul.
Not knowing anything about this condition, Matilda’s owners consulted with a veterinary ophthalmologist who diagnosed her with spontaneous lens luxation. After that, the owners reached out to the rescue center from where they adopted her, where they found out that her siblings share the same condition.
It was a very tough moment for the owners to decide whether they should put her under surgery. But after a lot of consults with the veterinary ophthalmologist’s, they decided let Matilda’s eyes do what they naturally would, and would not intervene with a traumatic surgery that did not appear to be helpful.
They helped Matilda feel more comfortable with eye drops to relieve the pain and pressure she was feeling, and after a little while she went back to her old self. No matter how Matilda looked like, her parents loved her no matter what. Sharing her story in Instagram, Matilda won the hearts of many other people, where now counts around 140k followers.
A GoFundMe started for this adorable feline’s eye care, including eye drops and the surgery she will need to have eventually, met its fundraising goal and raised over $2,500. The page says that a quarter of the money will go to animals in need.