Red eye is a relatively common condition which causes swelling or irritation in the rabbit's eye or eyelid. This appearance of blood vessels in the eyeball can develop because of various reasons, including many systemic or body diseases. If your rabbit has red eye, seek veterinary advice immediately, as it is generally a secondary symptom to a more serious condition.
The signs and symptoms of red eye and related conditions often depend on the underlying cause. For example, if the red eye is due to a dental disorder, there may be signs of tooth decay or dental disease in the animal. Other common signs and symptoms may include:
Because there are many causes to rabbit red eye, it is often difficult to identify the exact cause. However, some factors may include:
The veterinarian will run a variety of laboratory tests to diagnose the cause for the rabbit's red eye. This includes skin and other type of cultures, as well as exams testing for cataracts and other ocular diseases that can impair vision and health. If the veterinarian is still unable to diagnose the condition, they may run special tests including:
Anything having to do with the eye
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
A special type of tissue that exudes mucus
A medical condition in which the cornea becomes inflamed
A passage in the body with walls
A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure
Decomposing of matter with the help of fungus and bacteria; matter is completely oxidized.