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Carole Cocagne, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian at Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital
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Have a kitten with one eye seems to be swollen it seems to

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have a young kitten with one eye seems to be swollen it seems to look white
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the kitten's name?
Customer: puffy
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about puffy?
Customer: not that i have noticed it looks like a white film covering eye
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is***** and welcome to Just Answer. I'm sorry to hear about your kitten. There are a few things that could be wrong with your kittens eye. First of all, Puffy could have an ulcer on the cornea or front part of the eye from some sort of trauma. The other thing it could be is a viral infection that often affects just one eye called Rhinotracheitis or herpes infection. I would have the eye looked at right away and have the vet stain the eye to look for an ulcer. Usually they are treated with eye drops, pain medications and an elizabethan collar or cone until it heals. If it is herpes they often use a drug called lysine to treat in addition to eye drops. Unfortunately if not treated quickly some kittens can lose the eye.

Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Carole Cocagne replied 11 months ago.

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