What his disease?? They’re hopefully clear and bright, with the exception of the occasional (healthy and normal) eye booger. The Herpes virus can cause an abundance of nasal discharge which then causes nasal congestion. Feline herpes virus is one of the more common causes of upper respiratory symptoms in cats of all ages. Herpes-related disease in older cats usually occurs when the virus is reactivated from a latent stage in an individual infected earlier in life. Specimens can be obtained by culture and smear if inflammation is severe, in chronic or recurrent infections, with atypical conjunctival reactions, and in patients who fail to respond to treatment. A more recent study supports the use of L-lysine for treatment of ocular signs of FHV-1 infection.
His eyes are watery and itchy, red and inflamed 5 out of 7 days a week and if it makes me nuts to see it, I’m sure he’s miserable too having to live with it. Both dogs and cats develop glaucoma, a painful swelling of the eye. If the swelling cannot be controlled, glaucoma can rob pets of their vision. Although more research is needed, some studies have found that lysine, or L-lysine, an essential amino acid, taken on a regular basis may help prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. However, in some cases the infection causes scarring of the cornea (front clear dome. The cause of this condition is not known. AMC TO THE RESCUE funds specialty care to rescued pets whose medical conditions form a barrier to their adoption, preventing them from finding a forever home.
Dr. If an ulcer goes too deep, it eats through the whole thickness of the cornea and exposes the delicate parts of the eye underneath. First, surgical enucleation, or total removal of the eye; second, chemical ablation, where a substance is placed into the eye to destroy the fluid-producing tissue, lowering the pressure inside the eye; and finally, placement of an intraocular prosthesis. This device maintains blinking eyeball shape, but removes the “insides” of the eye so fluid is no longer produced and the eye is no longer painful. It doesn’t seem to bother him but I would like to know if there is anything I can do for him. The conjunctiva is the tissue which reflects from the inside of the eyelids onto the globe. He will be 2 years old in Jan, 2011.