I believe that tumors, high blood pressure and toxoplasmosis can also cause uneven pupils or similar occular irregularities.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote: > Giselle, In my previous e-mail I neglected to mention this cat > I rescued had an injury to his head just above the eye that won't > dilate and the vet said most likely this caused him to go blind > in that eye. > > Lorrie > > On 04-15, Giselle de Grandis wrote: > > Karen, thanks for your reply. I'm not aware of any head injury but > > that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened when I wasn't around. > > Pixie is a little monkey and we have very steep stairs. The prospect > > of a head injury or a slight stroke causing the unresponsive pupil is > > upsetting but needs to be dealt with, I guess. I wonder what my vet > > can/should/will do for her since the general approach to medicine > > (human and animal) in the Netherlands, where I live, is "wait and > > see". She's not on any meds and eats a tiny cube of tuna for cats > > mixed with L-lysine and a drop of fish oil each morning. She grazes on > > grain-free dry food for the rest of the day. > > > > Giselle > > > > ---------------------------- > > > > > > Message: 20 > > > Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:24:41 -0400 > > > From: "Karen Griffith" <griff...@frognet.net> > > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate > > > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > Message-ID: <e652fa59b4dc4ddda9eba401f4fdd...@karenaxjwddhoj> > > > Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; > > > ? ? ? ?reply-type=original > > > > > > Giselle, > > > > > > You should probably take her in for an exam. ?This could be caused by a > head > > > injury from a fall, etc. (i.e.,what could have caused the head trauma > or > > > imbalance to cause such a bump), slight stroke, etc., all of which > needs to > > > have your vet take a quick look. ?Is she on any meds that could > initiate > > > such a response? ?(Very few meds will cause such a reaction.) > > > > > > Hope all turns out O.K. > > > > > > Karen Griffith > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > > From: "Giselle de Grandis" <giselle.degran...@gmail.com> > > > To: <email@example.com> > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:06 AM > > > Subject: [Felvtalk] One eye won't dilate > > > > > > > > >> This morning I noticed something strange about one of Pixie's eyes -- > > >> it won't dilate in response to light like the other eye and the pupil > > >> stays the size of a fat grain of rice. She's four years old. > > >> > > >> Does anyone know why this is happening? Does she need to see the vet? > > >> My Google searches on this topic yield some scary results. > > >> > > >> Thanks for your help. > > >> > > >> Giselle > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org