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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.
I'm sorry for this concern about your cat. I'm sure you feel just terrible about this but accidents do happen so I hope you won't beat yourself up too much about it.
More than likely, he'll be fine although the ear drops may cause some irritation to the eyes. I would have advised that you gently flush them with sterile saline (if you have any) but the Eye Relief/Eye Wash was probably just as good.
If the eyes look irritated tomorrow and/or he's keeping his eyes closed or squinting, then a vet visit may be wise.
I hope this helps, Deb
You're more than welcome. I'm glad you flushed out his eyes again; this is what I would have done.
Good luck; hopefully, he'll be fine tomorrow with no lingering negative effects. Regards, Deb
Thanks for the update.
I'm glad to hear that he seems fine although you'll want to keep a close watch on that one eye (which I know you plan to do). If this is normal for him to squint or keep it closed, then that's one thing but if it seems worse, then he may have a mild corneal abrasion which might requirement treatment from your vet.
But, logic dictates that if the ear ointment were going to cause a problem, both eyes would likely be affected. Deb
Glad I could help.
And, your plan sounds reasonable to me:) Deb
Thanks for taking the time to let me know especially since all is good:) Take care, Deb