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You are having an allergic reaction.
The jelly-like substance is fluid under the "skin" of your eyeball, called the conjunctiva.
While it looks horrible it is nothing to worry about.
What should I do at this point? Anything?
You should take 25 to 50 mg of benadryl, flush out your eye well with either sterile saline or tap water and put ice on your eye.
Should I follow up with an eye doctor tomorrow?
As long as you do not have any swelling of your face, lips, feel short of breath etc, you will be OK.
Don't hold the cat by your face, of course :)
No other allergic reactions. Eyes are also a little less red.
Your eye will be OK. Don't pick at the jelly even if it pooches out between your eyelids
OK I will not hold the cat close the face again. Never have been allergic but that was the only thing close to me at the time.
You should have less eye swelling by the morning.
ok. Thank you. Anything else I should know?
I know it looks scary, but it is really going to be OK
Get a dog? lol ;)
I have 5 dogs and 4 cats myself, along with 4 horses
and a stupid goat.
Oops...and my son has a turtle...can't forget that.
Already have three. You sound like me. Thank you much for calming me down. I was worried.
my pleasure. Go Pack GO!
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