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Eye Inflammation (Anterior Uveitis) in Cats



The course of treatment will depend on the diagnosis. However, this generally consists of prescribed drops or ointments to put in the cat's eye, as well as oral medications to reduce any pain or inflammation.


Specific treatment will be recommended depending on the cause of the disease. For example, if infection is found, an antibiotic topical drug will be prescribed. If the underlying cause is a fungus, anti-fungal drugs will be prescribed.


In extraordinary and rare situations (e.g., if there is a tumor causing secondary complications such as glaucoma), the veterinarian may recommend surgically removing the eye.


Living and Management 


Pay attention to all of your veterinarian’s instructions. Putting medication in a pet's eye can be challenging, but it must be done for the sake of your animal. Take time every day to look at your pet’s eye carefully and look for any changes. Follow-up appointments are needed so that the veterinarian can examine the eye at regular intervals.


It is also important to check the environment your pet lives in. Is it possible that it is contracting an infection -- especially a fungal infection -- there? You may need to make some changes in your animal's accommodations.



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