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Cat's eyes leaking bloody water. What could it be?

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My 6 year old cat’s eyes are leaking bloody water.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with your cat. Are there other symptoms referable to his upper respiratory system such as sneezing, nasal discharge, or coughing? In most cases such an hemorrhagic conjunctivitis arises secondary to feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) infection and can be addressed with antiviral ophthalmic preparations containing cidofovir.