Red Eyes in Cats

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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.

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