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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I have a one year old male cat. He has had all his vaccinations

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I have a one year old male cat. He has had all his vaccinations and he has been fixed. The tear ducts in the corner of his eyes is covering almost a third of his eye. Is this worms? I can't afford to go to the vet. What is wrong with him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Tommie, when both third eyelids (not the tear ducts) have prolapsed over the eyes, Haws syndrome is most often diagnosed. This is considered an idiopathic (unknown cause) condition perhaps associated with inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract but that remains conjecture. Haws syndrome abates unaided within 1-3 weeks. Cats remain otherwise well and so "watchful waiting" rather than a vet visit is prudent at this time.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.