Cat Eye Problems in Kittens

August 28, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Cat Eye, Diseases
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Although cat’s normal vision is far superior than us, they are more prone for several conditions that affect eye. the common cat eye problems include soft eye, Glaucoma, cataract, and keratitis

Soft Eye

This is nothing but inflammation of the eye inner pigmented area. The common reasons for this condition includes larvae of worms, eye injury ans infection. The affected eye shows severe pain with watering and squinting.

Glaucoma

This is also called as hard eye. If you haven’t take care of this condition in kitten, it may lead to serious effects such as damage to retina and misaligned lens. The common symptoms include redness, squinting and tears. This condition requires urgent action from your vet.

Cataract

It is nothing but opacity of the cat eye. The opacity (milky whiteness) varies from spot to large area. Although this is rare in house cats, it it common in wild cats (Leopard, lion, etc). The causes for this condition included feline diabetes, iherited (no treatment), infections, and injury. 

Keratitis

corneal inflammation is called as Keratitis. The common syptoms include protrusion of 3rd eyelid (Nicitating membrane), constant rubbing with its paw, squinting, and eye discharge. This condition will lead to loss of transparency of the cornea. There are two types of keratitis viz.,- ulcerative keatitis and chronic degenerative keratitis.

Once you have encountered any one of these conditions, immediately seek the opinion of the vet to get rid of these cat eye problems.

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