Eye Inflammation (Anterior Uveitis) in Cats
The course of treatment will depend on the diagnosis. However, this generally consists of prescribed drops or ointments to put in the cat's eye, as well as oral medications to reduce any pain or inflammation.
Specific treatment will be recommended depending on the cause of the disease. For example, if infection is found, an antibiotic topical drug will be prescribed. If the underlying cause is a fungus, anti-fungal drugs will be prescribed.
In extraordinary and rare situations (e.g., if there is a tumor causing secondary complications such as glaucoma), the veterinarian may recommend surgically removing the eye.
Living and Management
Pay attention to all of your veterinarian’s instructions. Putting medication in a pet's eye can be challenging, but it must be done for the sake of your animal. Take time every day to look at your pet’s eye carefully and look for any changes. Follow-up appointments are needed so that the veterinarian can examine the eye at regular intervals.
It is also important to check the environment your pet lives in. Is it possible that it is contracting an infection -- especially a fungal infection -- there? You may need to make some changes in your animal's accommodations.
A type of tool used to look inside the eye
A medical condition in which the peritoneum becomes inflamed
A medical condition in which the uvea becomes inflamed.
Small, wingless insects that live as parasites on humans and some animals
The term used to refer to the part of the eye containing the iris, the cilia, and the choroid.
An increase in the number of bad white blood cells
a) inhaling b) getting out fluid or gas by the act of sucking.
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
The colored layer around the pupil
In veterinary terms, used to refer to the front of the body.
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