Eye Inflammation In Cats

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The eyes of cats are very vulnerable to trauma and irritation, infections, foreign bodies among others. One of the most common problems that can affect their eyes is keratoconjuntivitis. The term generally refers to any inflammation of the cornea and conjunctival membranes.

Common symptoms of eye inflammation in cats

Redness and swelling of the eyelids and conjunctiva (the mucus membrane that covers the inside part of the eyelids)
Intense itching that may cause a cat to rub his face and eyes
Squinting as a result of sensitivity to light or from pain
Pain
Eye discharges that might glue a cat’s eyelids closed
Surface of the cornea may appear cloudy
Decrease visual sharpness

Environmental irritants such as dust or smoke, allergy reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and certain immune-mediated disorders are all potential causes of eye irritation or inflammation. Any change in your pet’s eyes and associated structures should be brought to the attention of your Oconomowoc , WI veterinarian. Click here.

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