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Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question. What is your girl's name? How old is she? Is she still eating and drinking? Is she squinting with that eye? I want to clarify something - you can't get her to the vet till Monday or they just couldn't "fit" her in their schedule till Monday?
Ok. Eyes are always the thing that I don't like to wait on. Could this be some simple flair up of an ocular herpes infection or some other simple bacterial conjunctivitis that needs time and possible topical therapy to treat? Could it be something more serious where an ulcer is present that needs more emergent care? I will say that this isn't something that would necessarily take a very prolonged visit at your vet to determine what is going on and then what therapy is needed. Ideally it is seen sooner than later because if there is an ulcer, it could get worse. Unfortunately there isn't really anything you can rally do at home to give her relief from this. The best thing you can do at home is to call them again and see if they can get her in tomorrow. You could also see if another clinic can get her in if they can't. Again, hopefully this is a simple viral / bacterial infection that isn't going to be an emergency situation, but I have seen those cases at my ER where ulcers were there that needed more emergent care.
Chances are good if you have recently acquired her, she has had a flare up of a latent herpes virus infection. Stress on the body can cause flare ups. Here is a link on it.
I'm hoping for the best for her. You'll do great being a new cat owner!