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Roaming cloudy cat eye

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    Roaming cloudy cat eye

    Hi, my 9 month old cat's right eye became cloudy earlier this week, it started with her squinting it a lot more than usual and the third eyelid covering half of it. I didn't see any discharge or redness around the eye. We took her to the vet and she thought it was an old injury just now healing and gave us antibiotic eye drops. The right eye mostly cleared after a day with the eye drops, but now her left eye has become very cloudy and is not responding to the drops. Is this more than an old injury? Could it be something viral or otherwise? Please let me know if you have any experience with this. Thanks.

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    I suggest you take her to an animal eye specialist. They can tell you what you are dealing with after they see the cat.
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    Welcome to the forum Rosie.

    I have no idea why the vet would call it an old injury. Like everything else when eyes are injured they don't wait long to start the healing process (if possible). The fact that this spread to the other eye tells me it is either bacterial or viral and Rosie needs a firm diagnosis to be treated properly.

    How is her eyesight? If left untreated, this could result in Rosie losing some of it.

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    Thank you for responding, I was wondering the same thing about the injury prognosis. Her eyesight seems mostly unaffected. I'll have to take her back to the vet for certain.

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    It is better to get a second opinion somewhere else if you do not agree with the regular vet if you have that option.

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    Welcome, I have no personal experience, but it she was my cat, I would get a second opinion from another vet. She's young, would be a shame to have her lose her vision over something that can be diagnosed and properly treated by a doctor. Good luck with her, hard to determine if it's an old injury or what the problem is without seeing the cat and having some medical knowledge.

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