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Eye Irritation
Posted: 13/03/2009 by tortoise7

Hi
Hoping that someone is about!!!
Keya has an irritation in her left eye. I noticed it last week but thought it was the bath water that had irritated it. Then this morning it was worrying her. I have come home early from work today and was with her when she displayed some discomfort with it again, she keeps blinking. There is not any discharge in the eye, and it is bright Black, but it just doesn't look right somehow. I have bathed it in Brolene, but I cannot have a good look into her eye without shining a torch, which I won't do it case it damages her eye, so I have booked her an appointment with the vet tonight 4.40pm. My dilema is that the vet who deals with torts is on holiday for 2 wks, so they have booked me in with one of the other vets who knows alot about exotics but not torts. Do you think that he would know if anything is wrong, and what would I be expecting him to perscribe her? Gentamicin drops? I am a bit scared of him giving me something wrong.


Thanks
Jane

Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 13/03/2009 by tpgadmin

Hi Jane

Sometimes it is the substrate that gets in their eye to anoy them and if left it can cause an infection.  However, before this it can usually be washed out with water and then putting a few drops of codliver oil into the eye using a cotton bud.  I wouldn't think your vet would prescribe abtibiotics if there wasn't an infection, but the common ones seem to be Tiacil or fusithalmic.

Sometimes something like artificial tears is enough to get the eye moist and remove the irritation too - so lots here to think about.  Do keep us informes as to how Keya goes on.

Helen

Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 13/03/2009 by tortoise7

Hi Helen
Glad we could speak before I went to the vet! I am thinking that I will try the water and cod liver oil first, as the eye isn't infected and then if it persists go and see the vet, OR do you think I should just let him look at it? big decisions
Thanks
Jane

Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 13/03/2009 by tpgadmin

Hard to say without seeing the eye Jane so I can't help with your decision.  What I would do myself, if I was sure there was no infection, I would try the simple remedies first. 

However, always remember the most important thing - if in doubt check it out.

Helen

Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 13/03/2009 by tortoise7

Hi Helen
I think I will go with the simple solution first, and if by Monday it doesn't work I will go to the vet. There is definately not an infection in the eye at the moment,  I will keep a close eye (pardon the pun) on her.
Thanks for being there, it helps so much to weigh up the situation with someone
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Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 14/03/2009 by tortoise7

Hi
Put the olive oil drops in Keya's eye this morning and so far so good. Still keeping a close watch thoughClick and drag me down to the editor
Jane

Re: Eye Irritation
Posted: 14/03/2009 by tpgadmin

Fingers crossed all is well.

Helen

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