Just a silly suggestion, Deb, feel free to dispense it:
What about dampening a round cotton pad with cold water, and squeeze off the excess water a little, then place it gently on the eye area? Just gently leave it there while Joey is at sleep.
i wonder if your furbaby Joey has scratched or hurt his eye by accident? i did the same to Venus once. She is extremely hyper
and i saw her hurt her own eye once at play. i used the dampened cotton pad to press gently on her hurt eye. It worked after several attempts.
Hope Joey is feeling better, Deb!
Smiles and Cheers!