My 4 year old female guinea pig has had slight fatty eye for a few years.
However, this past week it looks like a piece of the conjunctiva has protruded up and outside of the eye.
It doesnt seem to bother her at all, she doesnt even notice it.
Then just a bit ago I checked her, and her eye was all bloody. I wiped it off gently and it looked like a blood clot or piece of skin came off. It looked like something that was full of blood popped.
The bleeding stopped immediately , and now she is back to the fatty eye, including the piece of skin coming up and over her lower eyelid.
She is getting a vet appointment right away in the morning.
Anyone ever seen this?
The end of the piece of skin is red because it just stopped bleeding. Otherwise, it is pink like the rest of the conjunctiva. Her eyes are not cloudy, thats just from my cheap camera.
Ruthie is not overweight, and has a very healthy diet and lifestyle.
Ive seen fatty eye (or, pea eye) before, but never where a piece of skin is protruding out from the lower eyelid and hanging out.
I just made an appointment for her and we are off to the vet right now. She will be seeing an exotics vet so she'll get good care.
This morning that flap of skin is no longer there. So I dont know if she pulled it off or something overnight.
But I'm printing the photo that I posted, and bringing it with me to the vet.
Ruthie's eye looks like the picture in "Belles eye" -- only Ruthie's pink hanging-out thing had ruptured and filling her eye with blood.
She is sending her home with some sort of eye drops.
... and some Baytril just to ward off infection since it was an open wound.
I have not picked up Ruthie yet (not until after work).
Did your vet mention what this condition is called?
What I do is edit your thread and replace the link you gave with the permanent link here. Hope this explains it.
I hope it goes well too!!
Eyes often heal well. Just use the drops/cream religiously and call the vet if you see any signs of infection.
The vet gave her a local anesthetic on her eye and snipped off that part of the conjunctiva that was hanging out. She said it was necro-something (dead skin), so she trimmed it off.
The vet did not mention the name of this condition, and she said she didnt know what it was.
Sent me home with Gentamicin Ophthamalgic Solution to put in her eye once a day.
We will see how it goes.... otherwise, Ruthie is doing great and eating her green leaf lettuce right now.
Here is a picture I just took:
Here's a picture:
Just go ahead and add the picture, I think it adds to the diagnostic value :)