Matilda The Alien-Eyed Cat Looks Completely Different Now

Her eye condition started to worsen, so Matilda had surgery to remove both eyes.

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Remember Matilda? Of course you do!  Via AlienCatMatilda/Instagram
Remember Matilda? Of course you do! Via AlienCatMatilda/Instagram

Matilda the cat has a look you can’t forget.

The world fell in love with her giant alien eyes about a year ago, when her owners were seeking help from the Internet to fund Matilda’s eye surgery.

Matilda has been suffering with spontaneous lens luxation, in which the lens detaches from the rest of the eye. This condition only gets worse over time, and causes pain and pressure in the eye area. And the day finally came for her to get surgery, and both of her eyes were removed, according to a post on Instagram (@aliencatmatilda) from her owners.

Friends, Yesterday was the day we hoped would never come. Matilda’s big beautiful eyes started to work against her, and they had to come out. Matilda has a lot of healing to do. She has stitches and some bruising and swelling, and is missing some fur and whiskers. You know how much she loves the camera, so we’ll keep photos to a minimum until she’s camera-ready again. Although she looks different, she is still incredibly cute and inspiring! But for now, it’s all about rest and healing. Please though, keep sending your art. We love it so much! Think of it as a get well soon card. Read the full story of what happened on our blog at With love, The Lady, The Bearded Man, Dog, and Matilda ???? #aliencatmatilda #aliencat #love #healing #grateful #lucky #alien #catsofinstagram #changes #cat #kitty #instagood #amazing #inspiring #girl #cute #loveher

A photo posted by Matilda (@aliencatmatilda) on

She has been recovering since the procedure over a month ago, and her owners have started sharing photos of Matilda.

Even without eyesight, Matilda is still her adorable self. And now she’s pain-free, so really, she’s better than ever.

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  • God bless her and her caregivers……here’s to a long, healthy and happy life for both!!

    Darryl April 25, 2016 4:30 pm Reply
  • That’s great! Glad you are feeling better and you are still as cute as ever.

    Kimberly April 25, 2016 4:45 pm Reply
  • Little angel, hope you have an awesomely recover, we’ll have you and your parents in our prayers. Lots of love and patience
    And to your parents lots of blessings. ????

    Tere April 25, 2016 5:08 pm Reply
  • I’m so glad your doing so good!….your beautiful but you were beautiful in my eyes before!…I love you Matilda…sweet girl…I want to see more of you!

    kelly April 25, 2016 5:58 pm Reply
  • AWW SHE LOOKED VERY COMPLETE ????????????????????????

    Nunntavan April 25, 2016 6:13 pm Reply
  • She already looks so much better she feels better too

    Cindy April 25, 2016 6:16 pm Reply
  • So glad she is better she is a beautiful cat.prayers for all.

    CarolEagle April 25, 2016 8:07 pm Reply
  • Glad you are feeling better Matilda????X

    Maria Francis April 26, 2016 12:05 am Reply
  • Blessings sweet baby!

    Harriet April 26, 2016 12:47 pm Reply
  • What a beautiful kitty!! Much love and support to Matilda. Happy she is no longer in pain!

    Helen April 27, 2016 6:57 am Reply
  • It’s a shame, obviously, that the girl is blind, but they generally still do really well and adapt quickly! But she must feel *so*much better physically! Wishing her a speedy recovery and adaptation!

    Jadzia April 27, 2016 7:09 am Reply
  • Aw sweetie much love to you and your family for the care and love they have for you.

    Bee Jay April 27, 2016 7:15 pm Reply
  • Matilda – you are beautiful (and so are your persons). My kitties – Molly and Calvin – send head butts and purrs.

    Kim April 27, 2016 7:21 pm Reply

    MAUREEN April 28, 2016 7:31 am Reply
  • Good luck, dear one. May your years ahead be full of joy. Sending love your way. ????????????????

    Cheri April 28, 2016 3:10 pm Reply
  • Aww bless you beautiful Matilda. Sorry you had to have the operation but you should be pain free now. Moriarty, Suki & me send snuggles & purrs. Ty to your family.xx

    Wendy Cunningham April 28, 2016 4:03 pm Reply

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