I would use whatever the vet gives you for the eye(s).In the 20 years of rescuing cats, I have had and still do have several cats that have vision in only one eye, bad eyes was left intact, and they're fine. They also had bad infections that were not treated when they were kittens. We've had eyes removed when there was a severe infection and the eyes were either ruptured or hanging out like little grapes (usually from herpes virus).
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of czadna sacarawicz Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 5:31 PM To: feline leukemia list Subject: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye I trust your insights and experiences. Briefly I chose to "foster" 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis from the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago. That was on a Saturday. I knew come Monday they would be killed. I have spent significant $ of my $ by choice. All tested negative for FIV, fe leukemia and heart worm this past Saturday. I chose to vaccinate them including fe leukemia this past Saturday. Maya Mia is about 2 months old. Her left eye is swollen. The eye is cloudy and has become vascularized. There is no evidence of pus. Her right eye had/has a corneal ulcer. There is a small amount of cloudiness. Two vets have recommended to remove the left eye. The first vet backed off that it was an emergency when I asked her what if re: the corneal ulcer eye. Two local rescue groups say they have good fortune re: placing kittens with less than optimal vision. My question to you is, "what has been your experience re: letting nature take it's course". she happily and accurately leaps from atop a cage to one 2.5" away. She is active. The kittens contemplated future is with an area SPCA. Their doors are not open to them at the present. They would be adopted into forever homes from the SPCA or stay at the facility if not adopted.. The first vet advised me to use opthalmic antibiotic drops for the present. I had used opthalmic ointment on both eyes for 10 days. thank you. cz m
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