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kitty with "owie" eye

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my birman kitten has an "owie" eye and i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and how they dealt with it.
my baby must have gotten scratched. the inside corner of her eye (pink part next to her nose) has been kind of split open. it doesn't seem to bother her but it doesn't look very nice. it scabs up and then when she washes her face, she just ends up wiping the scabby part off. i keep thinking that if i could just keep her eye closed somehow, that area would heal up. but the way it is now, it just isn't healing. i do have antibiotic drops for her eye but i don't think that her eye is infected. i am at a loss as to what to do. do you think that it will heal on it's own eventually? she is a show kitten and i really want this to heal up for her.
any opinions or advise on this would be most appreciated.
thanks! i have had cats around me all my life and have never seen anything like this before!
post #2 of 5
Hmm, do you know if part of the eye itself was scratched? I think she would fair well to take a trip to the vet and get it looked at.
They should give her this test, forgive me I can't remember the name of it, but they basically look for any scratches on the eye itself, which isn't always something you can see yourself by just holding her eye open, I think they put a dye in her eye and then shine it under a special light, and if it's scratched you can then see it.

Is it a real scab? Or is it dried eye gunkies? Are you positive she is not suffering from a uri or other eye infection problem? Did she get litter or other peice of forigen object in it?
post #3 of 5
You should really take this cat in to the vet and have him look at. This is not something to mess with yourself.
post #4 of 5
I definitly agree. Take your kitty to the vet if you suspect the eye is scratched. Eye problems are serious in cats, and should be taken care of immediatly. This is because the eye can easily become infected, and the cat may lose sight in the eye if the problem is not corrected, and may even need the eye removed. The vet will put a non-toxic dye into your cat's eye and then use a black light to see the scratch, and then decide what action needs to be taken.

One thing is for sure, if it is a scratch, it is SERIOUS and the cat really needs to see the vet ASAP!
post #5 of 5
They put a drop a orange stuff in the eye and then look in it with a light to see if it is strached. I just had mine there because she had gunt in her eye,it was not strached.
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