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I have a beautiful 4 mo old kitten. Last night i came home and i noticed he was all wet. His food was all over and his water bowl had tipped and it looked like he fell in it. I noticed that one eye was watering quite a bit and was kind of concerned. what is this?
 

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well i don't see how his eye is any different than ours. Also, I think there was something actually in his eye and it would have been much worse to have something in there doing damage all night than flushing it.
 

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You can use *plain* saline (artificial tears) to flush out the eye, but my veterinary ophthalmologist has said many times that contact lens saline should never be used for cats. My guess as to the reason is that if there is damage to the conjunctiva and the chemicals get into the cornea, that could cause a serious problem. You cannot tell just by looking whether there is a rip or ulcer of the conjunctiva, so plain saline is the only *safe* bet.

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Dr. Jean
 
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