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I found a homeless little kitten about a year old with a…

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I found a homeless little kitten about a year old with a tumor in the left eye. other eye is good and kitty eats well and sees well. What are her options

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the kitten's name?

Daisy.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Daisy?

She is an outdoor cat., back yard ,has 3 other cat friends,seems healthy.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am sorry to hear about Daisy's eye.

A tumor would be very, very uncommon in such a young cat.

But there are other things that can cause the eye to look swollen and abnormal in color, shape and size.

Enlargement of the eye and inflammation can be from blunt or penetrating trauma, an infection including bacterial, viral (such as feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, Herpes, or feline infectious peritonitis), parasitic (toxoplasmosis), or fungal (cryptococcosis, or blastomycosis are two possibilities), glaucoma (increased eye pressure), or as I said at this age very rarely cancer (melanoma, lymphoma, or sarcoma).

Some cats with hypertension due to heart disease (primary or secondary to hyperthyroidism) or kidney disease can experience bleeding into their eye and/or a detached retina. That can lead to secondary glaucoma and an enlarged, nonsighted eye. Those things would be less common in a young cat.

I highly recommend your kitty see a veterinary ophthalmologist to determine what is going on with her eye and what treatment should be pursued.
Here is a link to help you find one in your area:
http://member.acvo.org/search_results

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Hello, I wanted to make sure that you didn't have any further questions for me, and I'd like to know how things turned out for your kitten. If you could give me an update that would be great, thank you, ***** *****

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