January 13, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases
It’s been often that people think that your cat’s eyes are not something you generally have to worry about. But, this is a misconception. Cat’s eyes are very important and you do have to pay more attention to their eyes as well. Only if your cat has healthy eyes, they can be happy. If you notice cat eye problems, it needs to be promptly taken care by contacting your vet of course.
The eyes of a healthy cat are clear and moist, pupils should react to bright light and not be dilated. If there is swelling, redness, squinting or thick yellow discharge it is a cause for concern. The eye disease in cat is likely to have pus like sticky mucus or clear watery discharge or reddened eye. Any sign of something wrong with your cat’s eyes your veterinarian should be consulted immediately.
The eyes of the cat have a third, inner eyelid, the haw or nictitating membrane, which should not be exposed. If this third eyelid can be seen covering part of the eye it probably denotes a cat health problem. This could be an infection, a foreign body in the eye, or it is possibly a sign of stress.
Any injury to the cat’s eye is an emergency situation which will cause vision problem and that needs to be administered immediately by a veterinarian.
There could be eye tumors in eyelid and other types of dangerous tumors too. Removal of the eye is often necessary, but prosthesis may be inserted to retain the normal appearance of the eye. Secondary Glaucoma may have caused by a tumor.
Cats also have cataracts problem when left untreated, can lead to glaucoma. Surgery to remove the affected lens is possible in qualified cats, and lens implants are sometimes used to approximate normal vision.