Just wanted to post this in case anyone is dealing with conjunctivitis. Mr Jinx has it pretty terribly due to a fight with another cat before we took him in. Apparently a claw hooked his eyelids but thankfully missed his pretty eye.
Anyway, he was given interferon because he is FIV as well, but due to other meds he needed, he isn't able to start the interferon just yet, so the vet didn't give us anything else for his conjunctivitis.
I read online about some home remedies, and we've been using them for two days and they ARE WORKING! So I thought I'd share in case your kitty has this too:
Chamomile tea with a sprig of rosemary. Brew it in purified water, keep in fridge. Lasts a week. 1 tablespoon of this and purified water (lukewarm) as an eye wash. I wash my hands with antibacterial soap and then dip my fingers in it and wash his eyelids. I also place some on my face as he loves to rub my face with his (he ends up washing it himself this way! lol). 2 or 3 times per day.
Apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp) and purified water (1 tbsp) rubbed between the shoulder blades. Thoroughly work into skin and fur. I do this morning and night.
The eye will still leak, but it's running clear now. And he can open it much wider, and no crust!