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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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hazy cornea?

My cat is about 1 year old and is a male. Last night he was squinting and kept his left eye closed most of the night and when i got a look at it, the pupil or cornea was cloudy. the other eye was fine. this morning he was still squinting a bit and the pupil was still cloudy. He hasn't been blinking or squinting as much today but still more than usual and his eye is still cloudy over the pupil and the cornea is a little bit darker in color almost a dark red or brown. also he has been having a lot of goo coming out of the eye. He has been eating more than normal today and also sleeping most of the day and has also sneezed a few times. he tried to be active this morning but he has been having trouble seeing out of that one eye. Please let me know what this could be. Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 06:04 AM
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I guess it could be an eye infection, my cat had one where her eyes kept watering and she had to get a shot and some anti-biotic stuff for it,

when it comes to the eyes, I suggest you take them into the Vet right away to avoid any futher complications like blindness,

and we could only guess at a diagnoisis for you, and that may not help your cat.

Welcome to the forum and good luck helping your little fella.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 06:14 AM
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Please call your vet for an appointment this morning and have your kitty's eye examined without delay.



Corneal cloudiness may be caused by trauma, allergic reactions, infections, birth defects, chemicals, and other irritants.

Treatment depends on the patient’s age and the cause and severity of the injury. Treatment will be based upon your pet’s individual needs. Corneal deterioration may progress rapidly after injury, so the eye should be treated as soon as possible. Pain often accompanies this condition, and medical management will also be directed at eliminating discomfort.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 07:33 AM
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From your description of the symptoms in addition to the cloudy cornea, it sounds as if your cat is having a flare up of herpes virus.
Runny eyes, sneezing and cloudiness to the cornea are all signs that point to FHV (feline herpes virus).
A vet visit will confirm or rule this out. FHV is managable and a significant number of cats are infected with this virus.
It is important to rule out a more serious problem with the eye though, so be sure to have your vet examine your cat asap.
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