Common diseases in the cat’s eye

If you notice any of the specific symptoms that cause infections in the eye of your cat insurance took him to the vet for diagnosis and treatment. It is likely that the diagnosis is one of these eye diseases because they are the most common.

bacterial disease and major cause of conjunctivitis in cats. The bacteria is mixed with cells of the sclera (the membrane that covers the inside of the eyelid until the white area of ​​the eye) and reddening inflaming the eye to develop secretions.

This can happen to any cat of any age but kittens to 9 months and 5 cats living in high stress environments such as shelters or on the street, they are more susceptible.

Contagion occurs through secretions. But there is a cat carrier isolated case and no symptoms but can infect others. if the pregnant cat is infected also you can pass the bacteria to kittens during childbirth.

Not everything is negative: The bacterium chlamydia does not stand much time alone in any environment. If you fear that a neighborhood cat is infected, look carefully at your cat to catch the symptoms early. You should also keep their areas of sleeping, eating and of course the good clean sand box to prevent the bacteria staying in one of these.

There is a vaccine that reduces the symptoms but does not help prevent contagion, plus it has many side effects not very positive. The best recommendation? Keep your cat indoors without contact with cats outside.

Inflammation of the conjunctiva (sclera). The membrane may become very red and swollen and may occur in one or both eyes at once. The clearest sign that the cat may be infected signal is noted that the cat begins to “blink” or constantly scrape the eye to try to relieve discomfort.

Its causes are usually the feline herpes 1 and / or chlamydia virus. It is not painful but the itch is overwhelming and should be treated by a veterinarian as can be complicated. If the discharge is watery and clear its cause is physical irritants such as wind, dust or allergens and can become a respiratory illness. If the discharge is purulent however, exuding pus and solid turning around the eye it is indicative of a bacterial infection.

It is any point in the ocular lens which limits the entry of light to the retina. In the case feline Most cataracts are caused by injury or infection. Although not very common, they can develop in diabetic cats.

Cataract no problem unless you are preventing vision. Surgery to remove them only occurs when the cat has cataracts in both eyes. That’s when the veterinarian removed the cataract and places an artificial lens to help improve vision Pussycat.

Inflammation affecting the internal structure of the eye. It is very common in the cat community because it can be contracted by various infections including feline leukemia (FeLV), peritonitis (FIP), the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), toxoplasmosis, fungal infections and feline herpesvirus, among others. It can also be caused by accidents and eye tumors.

NOTE: Uveitis is painful. Left untreated the can cause blindness.

Accompanying symptoms of infection include: redness of the eye, excessive tearing, try to close the eye especially when there is bright light, change shape and size of the pupil, clouds in the eye.

There are ways to diagnose and treat. But treatment includes many steps you can take at home to literally cure to achieve it.

Caused by an abnormal pressure in the eye. The eye keeps a delicate drainage of fluid flowing through the veins. Any change in this system creates imbalance and increased eye pressure causing damage to the optic nerve which in turn leads to loss of vision. If the fluid continues to accumulate, the eye begins to enlarge and bulge causing permanent damage to the retina. This process can occur within days or weeks.

Inflammations, infections, cataracts, eye injuries and cancer are some of the major causes of glaucoma.

With symptoms similar to conjunctivitis and uveitis veterinarian needs more specific tests to distinguish the correct disease. All this quickly to prevent the cat lose vision.

To treat the cat must be hospitalized for veterinary use medicines to lower blood pressure. If glaucoma is very severe the recommendation is to surgically remove the eye. If instead the eye can be saved, the cat will be treated for the rest of your life.

Inflammation of the cornea. Similar to conjunctivitis as the “wink” of the eye, discharge and inflammation of the third eyelid symptoms. But contrary to conjunctivitis, keratitis is painful for the cat. There are many types of keratitis and all result in partial or total blindness in the affected eye. This disease has to be treated by a specialist vet.