Eye Problems

Articles about the problems that can affect your cat's eyes

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for ShowCatsOnline.com members only.

  • * Artificial Tears
    Artificial tears are over-the-counter lubricating eye drops that can be used to treat a cat's dry or irritated eyes...
    April 2011

  • * Black Crusted Gunk Under The Eyes
    A breeder describes her journey in trying to find the correct treatment when her Persian developed black crusted eye discharge . . .
    January 2014

  • * Cataracts In A Cat
    Cataracts of all types are relatively rare in cats however modern veterinary care and better nutrition has increased the lifespan of our cats. As a result of living longer, feline cataracts are becoming more frequently diagnosed.
    June 2013

  • * Causes of Excessive Tearing
    Understanding the causes of excessive tearing is the first step in managing the problem.
    February 2022

  • * Cherry Eye
    Although more common in dogs, Cherry Eye or prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, is a serious condition that occurs occasionally in cats..
    April 2019

  • * Chlamydia
    Chlamydia is a common cause of conjunctivitis in cats. Learn how to recognize and treat this bacterial infection.
    April 2002

  • * Colloidal Silver
    Could this often controversial alternative medicine have a place in your cat's health care? Read more to find out...
    September 2011

  • * Conjunctivitis
    Conjunctivitis is a common problem of the eye in cats. Learn how to treat it and the concerns is may create in a cattery situation.
    April 2018

  • * Corneal Sequestrum
    A Corneal Sequestrum is a condition of the cornea that only occurs in cats.
    June 2003

  • * Correct Way To Give Eye Drops
    Understanding the best way to give eye drops will make medicating the occasional eye infection much easier for you and less stressful for your cat. Step-by-step instructions complete with photos show you exactly how best to administer eye drops to your cat...
    September 2011

  • * Dry Eye In Cats
    Tears are essential to the health of the eye. Dry eye in cats is a condition in which the glands of the eyelids are unable to produce a sufficient volume of tears to lubricate and protect the eye, keeping it moist. Dry eye is a serious condition that can result in severe pain and blindness if it is not addressed quickly.
    February 2018

  • * Eye Medications
    A discussion of the options available in medications to promote healing of eye ulcers, sequestrums and other problems that can affect the eye.
    September 2003

  • * Eye Ulcers
    Eye Ulcers are a relatively common feline eye problem. Whether minor or severe, taking proper care of an eye ulcer is essential.
    April 2003

  • * Eye Ulcers Part 2
    A complicated or complex eye ulcer is a serious condition of the eye.
    May 2003

  • * Eyes Stuck Shut
    While not all kittens in the same litter open their eyes on the same day, if a kitten has still not opened its eyes several days after all its littermates have, you may need to intervene.
    February 2021

  • * Eyes Wide Open: Part One
    Few things are as frustrating as the cat who holds his eyes wide open at home but squints at the cat show. Fear not! There are ways to help your kitty show off his beautiful peepers.
    August 2017

  • * Eyes Wide Open: Part Two
    Learn which eye drops and eye washes work best to help your kitty`s eyes stay wide open at the cat show.
    August 2017

  • * Gentocin Eye Drops
    Gentamicin is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye and ear.
    January 2005

  • Herpes Virus
    A collection of articles all about the feline herpes virus. Recognize the symptoms, the treatment available, and most importantly, learn how to reduce or eliminate the herpes virus from your cattery.

  • * Microthalmia/Microphthalmia
    If an eye (ophthalmia) does not grow to its full size and is smaller (micro) than it should be, the condition is known as Microthalmia. Learn what causes this condition and what the future may hold for a cat with the problem....
    August 2022

  • * Nystagmus
    Nystagmus refers to repeated, to-and-fro, involuntary eye movements that can be a symptom of a serious problem with the nervous system.
    January 2011

  • * Nystagmus Case History
    This is the story of a bicolor Persian kitten who developed a high fever from unknown causes that resulted in permanent occasional nystagmus - uncontrolled, jerky, back and forth eye movements.
    January 2011

  • Pepper`s Story
    A kitten recovers from a bizarre eye trauma
    November 2021

  • * PRA... Blind! And It`s Hereditary
    Could you have a blind kitten and not know it? The problem is called Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
    August 2003

  • * Sunset Eyes
    Sunset eyes is the name for a condition where the eyes point downwards and outwards in a kitten - and can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition...
    March 2019

  • Sunset Eyes Case History
    Follow in photos the developmental progress of kitten with "sunset eyes"...
    November 2016

  • * Third Eyelid Adhesion Medical Case History
    This article shows photos of a pointed kitten and discusses the medical history that lead to her third eyelid becoming attached to her eyeball ...
    March 2010

  • * Third Eyelid Adhesions
    A third eyelid adhesion (also called a symblepharon) occurs when a cat's third eyelid attaches itself, partially or completely, to the exterior of the eyeball ...
    March 2010

  • * Unequal Pupils
    Unequal pupils is called Anisocoria and can be caused by a variety of conditions from trivial to life-threatening.
    March 2004



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