Cat eye infection

Signs of Cat Eye Infections

Cat eye infections are very common for cats especially when they get older. It is easy to be overly alarmed with these infections. But if you understand more about it you will understand that modern medicine can address it with ease.

Now what are the common eye infections in cats?

 There are actually two in the list. The first one is called the conjunctivitis and the other is the one that affects the uvea.

Cat Eye Infections Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis happens when the conjunctiva is inflamed. The conjunctiva is the thin tissue that surrounds the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. This can easily be infected in cats making it red and even painful and itchy for them. The cause of infection can be viral or bacterial.

The herpes virus and the calici virus are the most common viral causes of the conjunctivitis. It can also be a chlamydial eye infection. The bacteria and viruses that can cause this is commonly carried by stray cats so if your cats are free to roam outdoors they can be more prone to having eye infections. The most common symptoms of cat eye infections are excessive eye discharge, excessive tearing, blinking, squinting and a very pronounced redness in the surrounding areas of the eye and the eye itself.

The uvea on the other hand is the front part of the eye. This is the dark tissue in the eye structure that has the blood vessels. This is actually the optical part of the eye and when this is inflamed this is called anterior uveitis. This can cause discomfort to your cat so you need to look closely and watch out for their actions especially when they tend to reach their eye with the back of their paw too often as they should. This can be caused by infection of parasites, protozoa, viruses, bacteria and even fungi.

Redness in the eye is very obvious in this case, excessive tearing can also be observed and there is that distinct cloudy color in the cornea.

Cat eye infections treatment

Cat eye infections can be treated by antibiotics, medicated eye drops, anti fungal medications and eye ointments. All of which can be used depending on the root cause of infection. Your vet will surely have something for your cat so do not worry about it too much. You can find the best veteniarians in your area on


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