Growth on kittens eyeball

Old 08-08-12, 06:19 PM
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My boyfriend and I recently took in a kitten about 4-5 weeks old that he happened to spot just standing in the middle of a busy road in front of our condo. After i ran out and got the little kitten and dried it off (when it first ran from me it jumped into a fountain), we notice that its left eye had puss coming from it and it was very large (almost like it had a big pimple on the eyeball itself) and it wasn't able to close its eye at all. A friend of a friend, that finds strays and treats them before finding them homes, gave us a topical ointment to apply to both eyes 2 times a day for 7days. Well we are on day 4 and the growth has gone down immensely, but this afternoon when it woke up from one of its many midday naps, I noticed that its eye that has the growth is now sunk into the socket and it keeps rubbing at it as if its bothering it. I just want to know if this is common or should i be worried and take it into the emergency pet clinic? Name:  kitten.jpg
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Size:  21.0 KB i've attached a photo of the kitten that was taken the day after we found it. I know its not the best quality but it's the best I've got And now the eye appears sunken in. Please any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks.
Old 08-08-12, 06:57 PM
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Sounds to me like it could be an infection of some sort. While I would not take it into an "emergency" pet clinic I would take it to see a vet. While I have not heard or seen this firsthand I bet the vet has.
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I agree with Tolyn Ironhand don't take the kitten to an emergency vet but rather to an animal ophthalmologist which you can find by calling your local veterinarian. If you don't have a vet call your friends who have animals who you trust and get a recommendation. After that go and see the specialist perhaps they can save your kittens eyes. In some cases to save the cat and keep it from dying unfortunately they have to remove the eyes. Cats that are blind though adapt very well and can lead normal healthy lives. I give you one very good example of a rather famous cat by the name of Homer. Homer is owned by author Gwen Cooper and you can find out more about Homer by going to this website Homer's Odyssey . Gwen has a blog and contact form on her website and she can give you information on what it is like to raise a blind cat and you can also find out how to buy a copy of her book about Homer as well as other books. I am no expert on a cats eyes even though I have had three cats so far in my lifetime so you really should see the specialist. I wish your little kitten and you luck.

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