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what is sore eyes and what causes it in kittens ...

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what is sore eyes? and what causes it in kittens?
Submitted: 12 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 12 years ago.
There is more than one thing that can cause sore eyes in kittens. Upper respiratory infections can cause this such as herpes virus or calici virus. You can read about these here
and here
Kittens can also get scratches on their corneas that irritate the eye and bacterial infections can form.
You may need eye ointment from the vet to clear the eye problems up.
Hope this helps you!