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In addition to treating the primary eye disease (conjunctivitis, ulcerative keratitis, uveitis) or obstructing lesion (nasal or sinus mass), your veterinarian may prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics.
Recurrence is common in rabbits with nasolacrimal (the nasal cavity and the lacrimal/tear ducts) obstruction, but early detection, intervention, and treatment provide a better long-term prognosis. Moreover, keeping the animal's face clean and dry is crucial for preventing complications.
Conversely, rabbits with severe dental disease (especially those with tooth root abscesses and severe bone loss) have limited chance of recovery. In some cases, the nasolacrimal duct may become completely obstructed. Depending on the severity of the underlying cause, a rabbit with epiphora will require significant monetary and time investment. In some cases, epiphora may even be lifelong.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The passage that brings tears into the nose
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
A medical condition; occurs when the sinus becomes inflamed
A medical condition in which the uvea becomes inflamed.
A condition in which the teeth do not connect properly
A change in the way that tissue is constructed; a sore
A passage in the body with walls
The excessive production of tears
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
A medical condition in which the cornea becomes inflamed
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.