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Since you have cleaned the eyes and it keeps coming back, it's time to see the vet. The kittens might need antibiotics to help with healing.
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Kittens, especially strays, are prone to the many upper respiratory infections out there in the cat population. The two most common are feline herpes, feline calici, feline chlamydia.
The manifestation of these virsues in kittens are runny noses, sneezing, and eye infections. The eye infections can eventually lead to the physical destruction of the cornea and loss of the eye.
What Tammy was trying to tell you, is that simple cleaning of the eye matter does not seem to rid your kittens of the problem, there is no at home treatment.
At this point we need to institute medical treatment in order to lessen the damage to the eyes, and to ease the discomfort.
Hope this clears things up for you!
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