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Idk her third eye lid stays covered but her other eye is

Customer Question

idk her third eye lid stays covered but her other eye is fine she is eating drinking and acting very normal wasn't sure wht I should do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Lilly and she is 2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lilly?
Customer: nope healthy other than that
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
by the way this is one of my Rhode Island Red chickens tht I have
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Any swelling around the eye? Can you send me a picture?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No swelling
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
This is the other eye
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Can you get a close up of the affected eye

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Here's one
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Here's another one
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

It looks like the cornea is cloudy. I am not appreciating that the third eyelid is raised. Have you tried to flush with some sterile eye drops?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No I wasn't sure Wht to do
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can I do warm water until I get to the store
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

So first, get some sterile saline from a local drug store. It will be in the area where contact solution is. Couple of other questions. Don't do warm water. Can she see out of that eye? was there any discharge from the eye? Was your flock vaccinated for Mareks as day old chicks?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She flinches so yes no discharge and yes they have been vaccinated for Mareks
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

to me, it looks like there is some blood around the upper outer aspect of that eye. Possibly some mild trauma to the conjunctiva. If it really looks like it is her third eyelid to you, then I would get the sterile saline and flush to see if it dislodges.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thank you very much
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Feel free to ask additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer, then please take time to rate my response. I have nine layers. They are a lot of fun. Take care

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you u too
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

were you able to flush the eye?

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
katjadvm
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you very much
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Was it the third eyelid over the eye or a wound? Just curious. Has it resolved completely? Thank you for the follow up.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you

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