Surgery helps cats born without eyelids see bright future

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By: Sean Dowling

Things weren't looking good for kitten siblings Dora and Felix, who were found wandering along the side of the road at just five weeks old.

Now at nine months old, their futures have never looked brighter.

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Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

Thankfully, the Good Samaritans who picked them up after they found the cats wandering the streets of Australia took them to the RSPCA Blue Mountains Shelter.

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Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

Dora and Felix were born without eyelids, and without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year.

(Photo credit: Patrick Jones)

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At six months old, the RSPCA passed them along to the Eye Clinic for Animals, where a team of veterinarians performed surgery to correct the problem.

Their eyesight was saved by using tissue from their lips to create eyelids so they could finally blink.

Now they can better see the smile's they put on people's faces. Both cats are available for adoption.

Given what they've gone through together, the shelter would prefer to have them adopted as a pair, however it's not a requirement.

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