Choochi's ongoing eye problem

wenton5

Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:49 pm


Hi, please forgive the crappy photos (if I can even get them on here), I am such a computer dork. I have been a little inactive on the forum due to a ton of personal stuff. Well, Choochi, he is my sensitive albino, prone to anything and also the love of my life. He has this ongoing eye issue. He has a sensitive constitution and head tilt (which has been addressed) . He has been to two very well respected exotic vets and they just say it is irritation, he has had his eye dialated and has been thoroughly checked out. He seems in good health but this eye issue just won't go away. I have tried saline solution, it sometimes takes care of the problem for a day or two. His eye is excreting the natural fluid it should. I keep the habitat spotless. None of my other 3 guineas have any signs of problem. I think he is poking his eye with hay, but hopefully from the photos you can see that the entire area are the eye gets irritated and inflammed. I just don't know what to do. He is active and eating, everything fine but it obviously bothers him. I have tried warm compress, has anyone encountered a problem like this? thanks, Lara and the gang

wenton5

Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:55 pm


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Hope that worked, sorry Lynx if it is a mess, I am so computer illiterate, but I try.

Thank you everyone. Lara

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:47 pm


Re-evaluate bedding, get softer hay, continue with soothing, healing drops?

If you are seeing improvement with the drops, I guess I'd get them out any time this problem flared.

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:35 pm


When ever by piggies get a hay poke I use AB ointment Chloropstone twice a day for 5 days and it clears right up. I store in freezer and when ever I want to use it I juSt grab it and hold in my hands for 10 minutes and use it. Hoping Romeo feels better real soon.

wenton5

Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:41 pm


Lynx, I use fleece, the problem with getting softer hay is he won't eat the softer hay. Daisymay, chloropstone, is this a perscription drop? thanks to you both. L and the gang

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:51 am


Daisymay, chloropstone, is this a perscription drop? thanks to you both. L and the gang
Not sure how the USA works but I get the ointment from the vet when ever I need it. Don't need a script to get it.

wenton5

Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:11 pm


Thanks love. xo L

wenton5

Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:20 pm


Does anyone know the equivalent to chloropstone in the US? I looked online and cant seem to find it . Daisymay? You just put it around the outside of their eye? thx

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:12 pm


It's sold in the US and Canada as chloramphenicol ophthalmic ointment.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:02 pm


Daisymay? You just put it around the outside of their eye?
You put a little bit in the eye itself and it melts on contact with the eye and you just rub the eye a bit. Do this twice a day for 5 days and if it is a hay poke it should clear up.

CF7

Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:01 pm


You need a Neomycin/bacitracin antibacterial ointment. Your vet should be able to get it easily. This should be applied directly to the center of the surface of the eye twice a day or more if prescribed by your vet.

Ordinary sterile saline rinse once or more per day to flush the eye is good, especially if done immediately prior to the antibacterial ointment.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:58 pm


Just make sure whatever you get is absolutely an ophthalmic (eye) ointment. Some ointments with the same ingredients are NOT meant to be used in the eye (read the directions).

wenton5

Post   » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:27 am


Thank you all very very much. L

CF7

Post   » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:09 pm


How's Choochi doing?

wenton5

Post   » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:29 am


Ug, thanks for asking. He is on ab drops, I am taking him back to the vet on Wednesday. The inflammation looks a little better but the eye is weeping and now I see some in his eye, I don't know if it is a scratch, tear or extra tissue, I don't know what, it showed up yesterday. So off we go, again, to the vet. :(
Thanks again for asking. Lara and the gang

Hilary Holmes

Post   » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:33 pm


Have you seen a vet yet, or just used over the counter treatments?
If you have seen the vet, did (s)he use a fluoroscein stain to look for corneal abrasions of ulcers?
Is Choochi squinting as if in pain? It may be worth considering some pain relief such as Metacam if he is. But then you probably know that anyway.
Do let us know how he gets on.

wenton5

Post   » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:13 pm


Thank you Hilary, Chooch (aka Romeo) has seen the vet three times for this, we are going back on Wednesday, yes, he had his eye stained. I am very protective about Chooch because he has never had a strong constitution and has a head tilt (which has been treated and is closely watched, he has calcification in his ears due to pneumonia that was latent and ill treated when he was a baby before I got him). Right now my questions for the vet are:
fungus? (I don't think ringworm)
bacteria?
URI?
tumor?
absess?
conjuntivis?
some secondary illness?
chlamydia?
tear duct problems?
lice?
yes, he is on ab eye drops.
thanks for your concern, my life is really really stressful right now so I really appreciate everyone's support and ideas. Chooch-Romeo) is the love of my life and a fighter....
:) xo Lara, Skunky (rip), S'more the more mores, Mizz Cinnamoo, Little Miss Tia girl and the white knight Romeo choo choochi anderson aka chooch le boo

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:16 pm


Sounds like you've got it covered. I hope you can figure out exactly what is wrong and find a successful treatment.

wenton5

Post   » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:18 pm


Thank you so much Lynx and everyone, I have been doing as much research online as I can. Sorry for the spelling errors Lynx. Hope all of you and your lovely fur babies are healthy and well.
L and the gang

Hilary Holmes

Post   » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:57 pm


It sounds as if you have been as thorough as usual in your research. I do hope the vet is able to shed a bit of light on the problem on Wednesday. And that some of the other stressors in your life are cleared up too.

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