My cat was recently diagnosed with glaucoma in one eye. It all started after he had a tooth pulled by the vet. Don't know if this is at all related or just a coincidence. His pupil was very dilated and his eye looked weird. I became very concerned when he spent the night in a box in the cellar which he only does when he's not feeling well. When I finally found him he came out of the box and followed me upstairs. He wasn't himself and didn't even want his breakfast...a big sign that he was sick. I took him to the vet that morning which is when he was diagnosed with glaucoma. The vet sent me to an animal opthamologist who says his eye is totally blind and will have to be removed because of all the pressure. I have eye drops that are supposed to relieve this pressure. A couple times I wasn't able to give him the drops and was worried he'd be in pain but he wasn't. I decided to test the situation myself. I have not administered any eye drops for a few days now and my cat is fine. He eats, plays, purrs and doesn't hide in the cellar like he does when he's in pain. I'm wondering if removing his eye is really necessary. I don't want to put my cat through this whole ordeal if I don't have to. Sometimes I think it's a big money rackett. If anyone has any knowledge on this situation I would appreciate your feedback. His other eye is fine but I'm wondering if it'll get glaucoma as well if I don't remove this eye.
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6/4/06 at 12:06pm