I've got a kitten who's right eyelids have gotten and infection and seem to have fused together on the inside. The upper and lower eyelids are separate from each other, but the inner or third eyelid seems to have fused to both the upper and lower eyelids. The inner eyelid won't go back toward the nose, and the upper and lower eyelid will open only as far as it will go until pulling on the inner eyelid. I haven't been able to get the kitten to the vet yet. I've been giving pentamycetin ointment in that eye several times a day since the first signs about 4 to 5 days ago and they seem to just keep growing more closed. I've also been giving amoxicillin several times a day. There was a mucous discharge that I removed the first day by wiping it out, the second day it stuck more and I had to use tweezers to pry off the mucous between the lids, and since then I haven't been able to remove it. It seems to me the mucous is fusing the lids together. i've just now switched to using tetracyclene ointment, and because I can't get in to see the vet until tomorrow afternoon, I'm wanting help in determining how to prevent the eyelids on the right eye from fusing together completely and having to deal with a worse situation. The eyeball behind seems to move freely, but I cannot be certain. What I can see of the eyeball seems to look normal, it is definitely not clouded. What can I do, I am very concerned for my 6 week old kitten. Please help.
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8/4/09 at 6:50pm