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Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
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Can I put my eye med in my cats eye? It is prednisolone acetate

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Can I put my eye med in my cats eye? It is prednisolone acetate ophtalmic suspension ups 1%. My cat scratched her eye and this med is what my dr gave me for my scratched eye.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Did you forget me?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Lily. I am also sorry you did not get help from an expert before now. I just came online and saw your question.
I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
I would not put drops containing steroids like prednisolone in a cat's eye that has been scratched. If there is a scratch, we usually use drops containing antibiotics, and avoid steroids. Steroids can, in some cases, make the eye worse if the cornea is scratched.
I hope this helps, and I am sorry an expert was not able to help you sooner.