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Are they matted shut with pus or green discharge? Can you send me a picture so I can see what we are dealing with?
Are they all eating ok? Are they weaned yet?
I would be worried that they could have a highly contagious eye infection or conjunctivitis called Feline chlamydia. It can cause irreparable damage to the cornea and cause permanent blindness.
Both bacteria and viruses can cause conjunctivitis in cats. This condition is known as pink eye, the same thing that can affect dogs, humans, and other animals. Feline chlamydia results from a bacterial infection. Cats are usually infected with other viruses along with this disease like herpes virus and calicivirus.
Chlamydia in cats usually affects those at the younger or older end of the spectrum. Those with damaged immune systems or other illness of some sort have an increased risk too. However, the bacterial infection can cause symptoms in any cat.
Do you have a veterinarian that you are using currently who can examine them and start eye antibiotics so we can save their eyes?
Another aspect we need to consider here is that these eye infections can move into the respiratory system and can lead to a very sick kitten very quickly.
My best recommendation for tonight is if your veterinarian is open call and see if we can get them seen. If not for tonight use warm compresses and use eye saline to flush their eyes out a few times then tomorrow morning we need to get them seen so we can hopefully save their eyes.
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You may also consider moving their little family inside for the night into a bathroom so you can treat them easier and so we can reduce the stress on their immune systems.