Meet Matilda, the Cat with Mysterious Alien Eyes

Photo: Alien Cat Matilda

Is that an adorable cat or our new alien overlord so cute that she's out of this world?

Meet Matilda, a regular terrestrial tabby with a mysterious condition that caused her eyes to grow into large, dark alien-like orbs. Matilda's owners adopted the cat from a rescue group that removed her from a hoarder's home as a kitten. Back then, her eyes were normal.

One day, her right eye went black. "The regular vets were for the most part stumped," Matilda's owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told PEOPLE, "After she saw a specialist we learned that it is a spontaneous lens luxation, which means that the lens detached from the rest of the eye for no known reason. This is the mysterious part of the problem since she is an otherwise healthy cat."

Eventually, Matilda's other eye also developed the same condition, and both of her eyes grew larger, giving the cat her distinct alien look.

"Unfortunately for Matilda ... she is developing glaucoma and will inevitably have to have surgery despite the difficult healing process," the cat's owner added.

Read more about Matilda' story over at her website and Instagram.

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