How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Matt Your Own Question

Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5204
Experience:  DVM -11 years experience in feline medicine and surgery.
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Matt is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my cat has a swollen eye with puss coming out. The eyeball

Customer Question

my cat has a swollen eye with puss coming out. The eyeball is not damaged
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello - I am Dr. Matt - I would be glad to help you with your question.

When did this start?

Is only one eye affected or both?

Is she rubbing at her eye or squinting the eye?

What color discharge are you seeing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

it started a week ago and got progressively worse

 

only one eye

 

yes rubbing and squinting

 

yellowish

 

I can send a pic if possiable

Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the additional information.

If you would like to send a picture that would be great. Are you familiar with how to do that? Most browsers will have a paper clip icon next to the reply box that will allow you to attach the picture . Go ahead and try that. If you have trouble let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

graphic

 

let me know if you see it, Im having some issues with the attatchment link

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
graphic
Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the picture.

She looks like this could be due to one of a couple of different disorders:

- A corneal ulcer or scratch to the outer surface or the eye
- An infection such as conjunctivitis similar to what people get
- A foreign body stuck under the eyelid or in the eye such as a piece of grass
- An allergic reaction

At this time she definitely has an infection in the eye and the absolute best way to help her out would be to take her to a veterinary hospital today to have her eye evaluated and then get the proper medication to help her. Any time a cat's eye is red and inflamed, this can be a very serious problem that needs attention right away. If the eye is allowed to get worse she could sustain vision problems in the eye potentially.

If your vet is not open today and an emergency visit is not possible then I would buy some normal saline eye rinse (available in the contact lens solutions area at any drug store) and use this to flush her eye out at least 3-4 times today until you can get her into your vet's office.

Hope this helps -please reply if you have any other questions.
Dr. Matt, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5204
Experience: DVM -11 years experience in feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Matt and other Cat Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thanks for the info and I will do that, I'm thinking its a foreign body or a scratch, great service to have an expert available to help.

Thank You.

Expert:  Dr. Matt replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3053
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3053
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    4146
    UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3980
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    3268
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 years of experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3188
    12 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2873
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/petdrz/2012-6-7_16239_MeandDoncropped.64x64.JPG Dr. Z.'s Avatar

    Dr. Z.

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1936
    Over 25 years of experience in caring for dogs and cats.