Beam Her Up: Matilda The Cat Has Huge Eyes That Make Her Look Like An Adorable Alien

There are a lot of animals who have huge social media followings, but Matilda the cat truly is exceptional. Her huge glazed eyes make her look like she should be on an episode of the new X Files series as an intergalactic visitor from planet Meow-ars.

The reason she looks like this, according to her owners, is because of a genetic disorder, which resulted in the lens of her right and left eyes detaching.

This caused her eyes to start expanding in a condition known as lens luxation.

After seeing a veterinary ophthalmologist they decided to leave her eyes as they were for now rather than undergo surgery, because she also has a collagen deficiency which means she doesn't heal well.

The condition is deteriorating though and someday she will need surgery to remove her eyes completely.

Her unusual alien-like appearance has won her 35,000 followers on Instagram, where her owners post regular pictures of her and fan art sent to them.

You have to admit she is one very cute, saucer-eyed alien cat who deserves all the love and attention she can get, so head on over to Instagram and give her your support. Totally adorbz.

Sunday is for resting in sunny spots. Happy #sundayfunday everyone!! ?☀️? #aliencatmatilda #catsofinstagram #sunday #rest #aliencat #alien #love #lucky

So happy to have had a super great check-up today with my eye doctor! Confirmed that I am NOT in pain and NOT suffering from glaucoma. Surgery will wait another day!! ?????????????

Good morning, Instagram! ??? #peepers #orbs #alien #kitteh #catsofinstagram #wow #beauty #amazing #cute #loveher #catsagram #yourdailycat #freaky #kitten #kitty #beautiful #unique #cat

Thank you so much angiejones.com for the beautiful fan art!! ❤️??? #thankyou#love#alien#flyingsaucer#spaceship#aliencatmatilda#alien#aliencat#catsofinstagram#childrensart#drawnforkids#creativity#art#catoftheday#yourdailycat#fly#ufo

Holy cannoli!! What a crazy day of new #instafriends! There's nothing left to do but get cozy and go to sleep. #goodnight everyone! #sleepy#love#catsofinstagram#aliencatmatilda #alien #tired #yourdailycat #thankyou ❤️???????

My eyes grow steadily worse and I can't see anymore ? but I'm still a happy little alien who loves to purr and snuggle and eat and get into trouble! And I'll keep posting. Anything for the fans! ????????❤️? who needs eyesight anyway when you're a stealthy little alien cat? #kitten #kitty #poorbaby #loveher #caturday #catsofinstagram #cat #cataracts #oneofakind #unique #bigeyes #alien

A little late, but thank you for the nomination in @mouses_instagram 's #closeup challenge @kiwiss_ ! I am always ready for a closeup! ??? #cutekitten #meow #purr #yourdailycat #dailycat #catsofinstagram #catsagram #instagramcats #bedtime #cat #cute #bigeyes #alien

Hello! I fit so well in the crook of the bearded man's knee! #meow #purr #annoying #pushy #catsofinstagram #cute #cat #kitty #weirdo #curious

This is my tissue paper. Do you like it? ? #mine #catsofinstgram #cat #caturday #cute #kitty #alien

Action shot. I spent most of yesterday in the garden. Outside is something I like but do not understand. ?? #catsofinstagram #indoorcats #alien #blind #cute #adventure #cat #tabby #caturday

Let's each stay on our own side. #selfish #givemespace #catsofinstagram #cat #kitten #cute #alien #bigeyes #primandproper