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She has developed a pink ring around her eyes about 1/4 inch

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She has developed a pink ring around her eyes about 1/4 inch away from the eye itself. I've seen her paw at it recently.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Leia. She's 2.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leia?
Customer: This just developed recently after an exam and dental cleaning at the vet.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you post a clear photo of what you're seeing?

When was her dental cleaning?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
This it's the best photo I could get. She won't stop moving. Her cleaning was last week.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

The eye looks irritated but does not appear to be in a condition that would necessitate an ER visit this evening.

It's fairly common with pets who have recently undergone a sedated medical procedure for them to have some eye irritation. If this persists into tomorrow, I would ask your vet to recheck the eye to ensure that there is not a minor ulcer developing from an area of dryness that may have occurred while she was asleep for her procedure. Sometimes eye ointment is needed to calm the irritation. In the meanwhile, you can use a cool compress on the eye to help alleviate some of the discomfort. If needed, she can be placed into an e-collar until your vet can examine the eye for foreign material/ulcerations. Here are instructions, if needed:

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is Leia's eye today?