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 Post subject: Gungy eye
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Django has developed a bit a gungy eye since last night. It's slightly closed with a tiny bit of mucus coming out.
I'm bathing it with a bit of plain warm water.
As he's got a black face I can't see any scratches and there is no swelling around the eye, so difficult to assess what's caused it really. I suspect he's probably got something in it like dust or pollen maybe.

Shall I continue with the warm water or are there any eye drops I could get?

Any advice would be welcome :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gungy eye
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Optrex do eye drops for itchy eyes. I have used them without any side effects.
Warm water with a slight pinch of salt dissolved in it, or warm water with a couple of drops of witch hazel are ok to use around cats eyes for wiping.
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 Post subject: Re: Gungy eye
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Thanks Penny, I'll try a tiny bit of witch hazel in some warm water and see how I go.
If that fails I'll move on to the Optrex :D
He doesn't seem distressed by it so hopefully nothing serious :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gungy eye
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:19 pm 
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I usually start off with salt water,as that wont sting if it gets in his eye, but ifr that doesnt work, i get cloramphenicol drops from the chemistfrrrrr
I think optrex drops have that in as well

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 Post subject: Re: Gungy eye
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm 
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i use chloramphenicol eye ointment, it clears the ey very quickly and is the best thing to use. if you dont have any if you pm me your address i will post you a tube in the morning. i get it free on prescription from the doctors but the vet says its the best thing to use for quick results. normally use it when the kittens play and get bashed in the eye... always happens. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gungy eye
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Oscar gets runny and gunky eyes a lot, I usually bathe them with warm salt water which seems to do the trick :D
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Chloramphenicol is standard for conjunctivitis. It does work really quickly to clear light infections.Penny :D

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Thanks all very much for your help and suggestions. He is a bit better today and quite a lot of gunk has come out overnight and his eye is more open today. :D

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Oh,thats good news Wendy, :D always a worry isnt there about something, but glad he seems better :D

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Good news Wendy :D He probably just knocked it :D
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