Q. My 1 year old Cat Ashford has a problem with his right eye. It's like the black lining that's surrounds the eye is hanging off. His other eye is fine.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. This may be an injury which may require surgical repair or could be a layer of dried tears/discharge which is lifting off like a scale. Bathe with some warm, previously boiled water and cotton wool if he will allow you, if there is any marked pain/squinting or bleeding he will require a full check up and assessment for repair, if not monitor of recurrent ocular discharge and any sneezing or coughing which would be associated with upper respiratory tract infections, some of which can also affect the surface of the eye