Cloudy red eye

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ericf323232

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:07 pm


Hey everyone I took my guinea pig to the vet yesterday and they gave me eye drops antibiotics gonna give and go back in 7 days if it gets worst I'll go sooner she didn't sound very optimistic on the eye being able to be saved and was saying id have to take him to a specialist to have it removed if doesn't show improvement ugh anyways I wanted to post a pic and see what everyone thought







There's a green tint to it because of the dye vet put in she did say she saw a small scratch/cut but doesn't think the issue is that thanks to anyone experienced with this

bpatters
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Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:11 pm


It looks like a hay poke to me, but it could be something else.

Can he blink? If so, and if there's no infection in the eye, it might not have to be removed. You'll just have to treat with the antibiotics and see if it clears up.

If he can't blink, call the vet back and ask for some ointment to keep the eye lubricated. Dry eye is very painful, and ointments work better than drops to keep the eye from drying out.

ericf323232

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:16 pm


Good idea when I go back home I'll see if he blinks and if not I'll call the vet and see if she can give me ointment thank you

ericf323232

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:51 pm


Anyone else have any input on this still stressed out lookin for some hope

JX4

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:43 pm


My neutered male Twilight got a hay poke and his eye looked way worse than yours. He is fine. There's a thread on here somewhere that has pictures and chronicles his improvement.

JX4

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:47 pm


The thread is named "Twilights Medical Thread" with NO apostrophe on "Twilights" with JX4 as the author. I don't know how to make a link to it. I couldn't locate the thread with a normal search, only through an advanced search.

ericf323232

Post   » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:14 pm


I found the thread thank you for that it did look pretty bad im glad he recovered

ericf323232

Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:57 am


Well its been a 4 days of giving meds this is what it looks like now




Not sure if its getting better or worst it looks like exactly like the eye of the guinea pig on here in the eye section of this page minus the bulging any opinions I need to bring him back for a check up soon

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:53 am


Would you like me to add your pictures permanently to your thread for future readers?

The eye seems to be better to me but I am not a vet. You could also email a photo update to your vet for feedback.

ericf323232

Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:58 am


Ya you can add the pics to the thread I'm gonna take him soon to the vet she wanted to see him in 7 days I'll update the situation when that happens. I called like 6 places for a quote on eye removal just so I'm prepared for the worst none want to give me a rough estimate sigh they want that doctor visit money. Hopefully it doesn't come down to that

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:27 am


It looks better to me, too. Is he blinking?

ericf323232

Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:08 am


Sort of like if I touch the corner kinda does there's def more eye movement tho I asked vet about ointment I can go pick it up but I think its that same ingredient as the eye drop and she said to use one or the other I was reading that saline solution can be used in combination with the drops so Im probably gonna pick that up for now

ericf323232

Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:10 am


Know what I reread your post I'm gonna pick up the ointment today

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 pm


It is a veterinary product and can't be bought at a local pharmacy. You will need your vet to give a prescription. Ophthalmic ointments are specialized.

I will try to remember to add your pics tomorrow (thanks).

ericf323232

Post   » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:32 am


Yup that's what I meant to pick it up from vet had a script waiting thx

ericf323232

Post   » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:26 pm


Update: Took him to the vet today she says it looks better and is more optimistic said to keep putting drops for 10 days and bring him back might have to be on drops for rest of his life that's fine I'm just glad he's doing better for now

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:09 pm


Good news!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:48 pm


That is good news indeed!

ericf323232

Post   » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:19 pm


Hey everyone wanted to give an update on this so far so good with the eye the vet said the ulcer is gone there might be a bit of scaring but other then that good I'll have to keep giving him eye drops everyday for now once a day and after that every other day I have a night vision camera and the eye wasn't glowing much but looks much better now and the glow comes from the back of the eye it doesn't look 100 percent but its way better then before hopefully stays good thx everyone

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:41 pm


Thanks for the update! So happy to hear things continue to improve!

Can your guinea pig close its eye? Do you occasionally see milky fluid (this is cleaning fluid and helps to lubricate the eye naturally)?

Some guinea pigs that do not have adequate tear production do need frequent lubrication. Creams will stay in the eye longer than drops.

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