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Is the eye red or watering?
Does he seem sensitive to light?
How long has it been this way?
This is most likely an injury to the eye. Usually a scratch, abrasion, or an ulcer. Since she was outside she may have run into some brush and scratched her eye. I recommend taking her into the vet tomorrow to have the eye stained to see if there is any abrasions or ulcers. If any are present they can send home a pain reliever and antibiotic ointment. She will start to feel better within a day or two once the meds are started.