Red Eyes in Cats
The most common types of treatment for this medical condition are topical ointments and eye drops; either will vary in concentration and will based upon the severity of the inflammation. In most cases, treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis, with visits to your veterinarian over the following weeks to ensure that the condition clears up and no serious complications arise. Remain observant of your cat's progress so that you can report any changes for the worse to your doctor immediately. An Elizabethan collar may be used to prevent your cat from rubbing or scratching at its eye area repeatedly. Otherwise, complications may arise from infection or lacerations to the eye due to the friction.
Living and Management
Following treatment, it is important to observe for progress. This condition is likely to recur occasionally, so you will want to be aware of any changes. Look for signs of discharge (mucus), reddening, or growth in the nodule. Some known complications are vision loss, chronic eye pain, and glaucoma.
A small lump or mass of tissue
The outer layer of the eye that helps it to keep its round shape; the eye white.
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature