Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

PetMD Seal

Eye Inflammation (Blepharitis) in Cats

ADVERTISEMENT

Treatment

 

The course of treatment will depend ultimately on the underlying cause of the disease. In cases of self-trauma, for example, your veterinarian may recommend the use of an Elizabethan collar (cone). More severe cases, on the other hand, may require medication and/or surgery. And in cases of food allergy, the food allergen must be identified and eliminated from the diet.

 

Living and Management

 

The overall prognosis of cats with blepharitis depends on the underlying cause. Some cats respond well, whereas in others, a “cure” is not possible. If antibiotics are prescribed, you should notice an improvement in your cat within three weeks. However, consult your veterinarian before you stop cease providing medication to your cat. This may help prevent an unnecessary relapse. In addition, follow the veterinarian's therapeutic and diet diet plan accordingly.

 

 

Related Articles

Eye Inflammation (Conjunctivitis) in Cats

Conjunctivitis refers to the inflammation of the moist tissues in the front part of a cat's eye. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment...

READ MORE
Eye Infection in Newborn Cats

One of the infections that can affect a newborn kitten is infection of the conjunctiva, It will typically take place after the top and bottom...

READ MORE
Eye Inflammation (Anterior Uveitis) in Cats

The uvea is the dark tissue at the front of the eye that contains the blood vessels. When the uvea becomes inflamed, the condition is referred...

READ MORE
Corneal Inflammation (Nonulcerative Keratitis) in Cats

Keratitis is the medical term given to inflammation of the cornea -- the clear outer layer of the front of the eye. Nonulcerative keratitis is...

READ MORE
Around the Web
MORE FROM PETMD.COM