Treatment is almost always dependent on the underlying cause of the condition. For example, if the rabbit's red eye is due to a dental disease, a tooth extraction may be necessary; whereas a case of bacterial-caused red eye may require an antibiotic prescription.
To alleviate the rabbit's pain, the veterinarian will prescribe topical anti-inflammatory medication. In some cases, animals will require a short-course of topical steroid agents, especially rabbits with ulcers, delayed wound healing, and those with certain infections.
Some animals may require long-term pain management. Still others may require repeat eye exams to help ensure the rabbit's eye inflammation is managed properly, and that eye pressure remains stable to help prevent blindness.
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.