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post #1 of 15
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My kittens (~2.5 months) had eye infections so I treated them with Neomycin and Polymyxin B sufates and bacitracin zinc ophthalmic ointment. A couple of days ago they got cysts on the treated eyes.

The whites of the eyes turned pink and then a white cyst appeared on top of the pupil. This has, in turn, made on of the kittens almost totally blind.

Is there any way I can reverse this, maybe try to fix it. Anything. I need help soon but I don't have much money. My parents are threatening to put down the poor little dear because it can't see. I need help. Please. Post back as soon as you can!
post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by Princess Neko View Post
My kittens (~2.5 months) had eye infections so I treated them with Neomycin and Polymyxin B sufates and bacitracin zinc ophthalmic ointment. A couple of days ago they got cysts on the treated eyes.

The whites of the eyes turned pink and then a white cyst appeared on top of the pupil. This has, in turn, made on of the kittens almost totally blind.

Is there any way I can reverse this, maybe try to fix it. Anything. I need help soon. My parents are threatening to put down the poor little dear because it can't see. I need help. Please. Post back as soon as you can!
All I can suggest to you, is to take him to the vet again.
I presume the meds were given to you by a vet?

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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
All I can suggest to you, is to take him to the vet again.
I presume the meds were given to you by a vet?

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Yes, but we didn't take the cat to the vet. We are low on money and it's a farming community. She just took our word for it that our cats where sick. I would love to take the cats to the vet but to my name I have $20 and no way of getting them to the vet.
post #4 of 15
Your kitten seems to have eye ulcers. is there a name DEX on your ophthalmic ointment? Was he taken to the vet previously? DEX can injure an eye and cause ulcers. I would take kitty back right away and have him check your kitten again. There are different types of eye treatments to help eye issues. If your vet cant help him, please get s second opinion. What is happening to your kitten's eye will cause him to go blind if left to long. I see you did not take him to the vet, well call them back and tell them then that the cats eyes are forming ulcers and they will change the meds.

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Your kitten seems to have eye ulcers. is there a name DEX on your ophthalmic ointment? Was he taken to the vet previously? DEX can injure an eye and cause ulcers. I would take kitty back right away and have him check your kitten again. There are different types of eye treatments to help eye issues. If your vet cant help him, please get s second opinion. What is happening to your kitten's eye will cause him to go blind if left to long. I see you did not take him to the vet, well call them back and tell them then that the cats eyes are forming ulcers and they will change the meds.

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No they where never to the vet. And the container doesn't say DEX on it anywhere. It does however say USP.
post #6 of 15
You still need to call the vet and tell them the eyes are worse ok?


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You still need to call the vet and tell them the eyes are worse ok?


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Ok I'll try. Thank you. If anyone else has ideas post. I'll be back later today or tomorrow to update on them.

P.S. Pray for my little babies.
post #8 of 15
YOur welcome. Ask you vet if you can make a payment or something. There really is noone who can help your kitty on the message board at this stage, she needs to see a vet.
post #9 of 15
Something similar happend to my Gracie.
She has herpes and when she's having a "flare-up"...she gets conjuctiveitus...I'm sure that's spelled wrong...in other words "Pink Eye".
During one of her flare-ups my Vet gave me the usual amoxicillen oral drops and something for her eye...for the life of me I can't remember what it was called now.
It turned out she was allergic to the eye ointment...the allergy became very apparent after just using it twice....Thank goodness...so I just stopped using it on my own and called the Vet the next day.

So instead of using anything in her eyes at all, he told me to just keep giving her the oral drops and that cleared up the eye problem as well.

So after that long winded intro, was the kitten sneezing, coughing or kind of gaging along with the eye problem?
She may have a URI or even the herpes virus and that's what caused the eye problem in the first place.

Like someone else said, I think the best thing to do would be to call the Vet, tell them that you're low on money but that your kitten is sick and you'd like to have her seen.
Most Vets will set up a payment plan for you.

Good luck, I hope the baby recovers quickly.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Graciecat View Post
Something similar happend to my Gracie.
She has herpes and when she's having a "flare-up"...she gets conjuctiveitus...I'm sure that's spelled wrong...in other words "Pink Eye".
During one of her flare-ups my Vet gave me the usual amoxicillen oral drops and something for her eye...for the life of me I can't remember what it was called now.
It turned out she was allergic to the eye ointment...the allergy became very apparent after just using it twice....Thank goodness...so I just stopped using it on my own and called the Vet the next day.

So instead of using anything in her eyes at all, he told me to just keep giving her the oral drops and that cleared up the eye problem as well.

So after that long winded intro, was the kitten sneezing, coughing or kind of gaging along with the eye problem?
She may have a URI or even the herpes virus and that's what caused the eye problem in the first place.

Like someone else said, I think the best thing to do would be to call the Vet, tell them that you're low on money but that your kitten is sick and you'd like to have her seen.
Most Vets will set up a payment plan for you.

Good luck, I hope the baby recovers quickly.
To think of it they where sneezing (I don't know how that many boogers can come out of a cat that tiny). And it isn't an allergic reaction. I've been useing it on the kittens for the last...I don't know but they where fine until now. Thanks for the info.
post #11 of 15
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New Update! One of the tiny little kittens (there are 3 tiny ones) is fine now. I didn't do anything and now it's fine. I studied the eye very carfully and I don't see any damage.

The one kitten still has both eyes is getting gradually worse(I haven't called the vet yet because it's the weekend). BUT! The one eye that isn't that bad still reacts to light. This is a positive sign for me.

The third Kitten's eye is weeping heavenly. The water is slightly yellow. He might of just gotten some dirt in it I"m not sure.
post #12 of 15
I would definately stop with the ointment. If the cats eye has been scratched and you use certain ointments, that will cause ulcers and can lead to blindness or damage. If the eye is just irritated from a cold, then the ointments are usually alright. But there are certain ointments for certain problems.
post #13 of 15
As my vet said, eye problems should be treated as emergencies. You dont want them to loose sight. If anything, see what your local rescue can do. Alot of times they may be able to help. Our local SPCA is good about that. Sounds like an infection. Very important to get that fixed!
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by NoRachelHere View Post
As my vet said, eye problems should be treated as emergencies. You dont want them to loose sight. If anything, see what your local rescue can do. Alot of times they may be able to help. Our local SPCA is good about that. Sounds like an infection. Very important to get that fixed!
We live in a very small community. I"m not sure if SPCA reaches us. I'll do my best. I really don't want to transport them 60 miles to a large city for a vet visit if I don't have to. Thank you for the Information.
post #15 of 15
I can understand. It is just such a worriesome problem when eyes act up. Hope everything gets resolved and they feel better soon! Good luck!
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