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Tinker's eye

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I don't know what I should do here. lately Tinker's left eye is screwed up. it's not swollen, it's not leaking like before, it's not doing anything, BUT, it's not opening all the way.

I can't really show the right example because when i grab the camera she opens her eyes wide, but it's very pronounced. her left eye usually opens about 50% of the left.

Does this warrant a vet visit?
post #2 of 7
It looks like something that happened to my uncle's dog. He got some dirt or something in his eye and it wouldn't open all the way. I'd take her to the vet just to be safe and see if they could wash out her eye.
post #3 of 7
I would take her to the vet to rule out a scratch on the eye or an eye infection. Is she rubbing it a lot? Does it look swollen? Have you tried a warm compress on it to ease the discomfort?
post #4 of 7
We had a problem like that with our first cat, and it turned out to be a cat hair stuck behind his eyeball.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
blah.. holy crud mrblanche that just hurts reading it. Poor cat!

well, i guess I better get her to the vet. I was hoping this woudl be a one time thing. She use to have a leaky eye (same one) that leaked a lot. Everyday, but the vet didn't sound concerned at all then because there was no gunk i guess. Anyway, now there's no juice, she just doesn't open it.

she doesn't fuss with it in the slightest, or even act like she cares. i think it bothers me more than her.
post #6 of 7
I would take her to the vet too, we have seen a huge increase in eye infections this year and some of the kittens coming in needed to have an eye removed as there was a huge infection behind the eye (they all looked a lot worse than your cat but it makes me paranoid)
post #7 of 7
I have to take Callie to the vet at least once a year for some kind of eye problem that usually requires drops. It's usually triggered by allergies, then she starts rubbing her eye, then the eyelash gets turned into the eye, then it gets scratched, and then we go to the vet. Now, I keep some drops on hand to start her off until I can get her to the vet. Giving her Claritin when her allergies flare up has helped the initial irritation.
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