Meet Matilda, a cat with alien-like eyes who probably has more Instagram followers than you.
The 2-year-old cat was rescued from a hoarder house and suffers from spontaneous lens luxation, which causes her eyes to take on an alien-like quality.
Matilda’s owners, who call themselves “The Lady” and “The Bearded Man” on their website, said her eyes were perfectly normal until around her first birthday, when one pupil became enlarged and stayed that way for several minutes before going back to normal. Several days later, the same thing occurred.
The vet gave his diagnosis, and then the owners had to make the difficult decision about whether to put Matilda through surgery right away.
They explained on their website:
“After much discussion and consideration, The Lady and The Bearded Man decided with the veterinary [ophthalmologist’s] support that we would let Matilda’s eyes do what they naturally would, and would not intervene with a