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Tyler Can See Clearly Again

An adorably mischievous but loving ball of fire, Tyler is a teacup Yorkie who loves people and life. Unfortunately, Tyler’s mom began to notice that the dog’s sprightly spirit seemed to be fading—he wouldn’t climb stairs, and his eyes became visibly cloudy. As this cuddly, tiny fur-ball is a major source of comfort for his medically challenged owner, the change was more than worrisome. While a trip to the vet diagnosed Tyler with juvenile onset cataracts, the dog’s owner couldn’t afford the treatment to save his vision. “I felt like I’d let him down,” she said. Fortunately, Frankie’s Friends of Georgia could help, making the surgery to remove Tyler’s cataracts and insert artificial lenses possible. Now, says the veterinary ophthalmologist who treated him, “Tyler is back to acting like the young, active dog that he is. It’s great we were able to make a difference.”

Tyler on chair cropped for web