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Persian cat untreatable eye ulcer

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Jessicae180, Mar 6, 2019.


  1. Jessicae180

    Jessicae180 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi
    I’m looking for a bit of advice, I currently have a 10 month old Persian kitten who for the last 3 months has had an eye ulcer. We first noticed the signs just after we had her in the end of December, after we had her sprayed. Originally the vets told us it was just a hair or scratch and gave us lubicant drops for two weeks. We had visits every 3 days for the two weeks. After the eye had terrible discharge and was shut constantly. We called an emergency appointment and they found the ulcer it was treated with drops for 3 weeks and it seemed to be shrinking. We had the all clear and what the vet said was scarring on the eye. However a week later her eye and face swelled and she was in constant agony. Again we rushed her to the vets who told us the eye ulcer hadn’t gone but was back in full vengeance for 5 weeks we battled with the vets to get a different treatment plan as her eye got worse rather than better. After constant appointments they told us to prepare for the worse and they would refer us immediately to an eye speacilist. Two days of waiting and begging the vets we finally got the appointment. She ended up spending two nights in the vetinary hospital having medication every two hours. For the last two weeks she has been on exocin, serum, clinatas, metacam, ronaxan tablets and fanciclovir tablets. Over 6 times a day. The cloudiness and discharge has not seemed to ease and was wondering if anyone has had any experience in dealing with this or can provide any advice?

    I apologise for the long post
    Thanks
     
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    Pepperpots PetForums Senior

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    Only had experience of this with a pony. In his case (after a lot of different treatments) a surgeon removed the ulcer (which had abscessed), took a sample so we knew exactly what antibiotics to give him, then he sewed the inner eyelid onto the affected part to give the area a good blood supply to heal. Turned out he had two rare types of bacteria in there. You could see where it had been sewed on, but it never effected his sight.
     
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    Thank you for this we have another appointment with the hospital tomorrow so hopefully can talk more solutions!
     
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    I don't have any experience with your particular situation but my cat developed a corneal sequestrum after a very bad ulcer. From what I remember from reading at the time these sorts of issues are common in persians (my cat was just a moggy).
    After trying to medically manage it we decided to have her eye removed, not what you want to hear I know but afterward we realised it was the best decision we've ever made. She was a completely different cat as it was only then that it became obvious she'd been living with a huge amount of pain.

    I do hope they can save the eye but I just wanted to offer my support and let you know losing the eye isn't necessarily the worst option.
    Good luck
     
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    Thank you for the reply, sadly I think I have come to a similar conclusion it doesn’t seem to be getting better. And we are sadly spending a lot of money for treatment that doesn’t seem to be getting rid of the pain.
     
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    I don't think my somewhat similar experience will be of any real help but I will tell it just in case.

    One of our cats had a corneal ulcer that would not shrink/heal for five weeks. It was checked constantly, twice a week, by my vet in case it threatened to go deeper. At every visit he abraded(?) the ulcer with a cotton bud to remove dead cells and to stimulate healing. We also had various medications of course.

    My (then) vet is an eye specialist and I had asked, during treatment, about her eyelids being sewn together temporarily to promote healing and was told this method was outdated (because the ulcer cannot then be monitored) and that use of a contact lens was now preferred,

    Between the Christmas and New Year visit, he said it was starting to look like a corneal sequestrum and I made an appointment for the new year to give me a few days to think about what we wanted to do.

    Amazingly, at the next visit just five days later, it was gone. Don't give up hope but believe me, I know how very worrying it is.
     
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    Thank you any help is appreciated
     
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