My cat's eye is foggy.
Age: 6-12 months
My cat Paisley is 10 months old and her eye is foggy, her ears and nose are very cold. Do you know what is going on? Can you help?
Dr. Marie replied:
This is a tough question to answer without being able to see Paisley's eye. If you'd like to respond I can give you a link to send me a picture which may help me figure out what is going on.
If the eye seems to have a crusty discharge then this is likely an infection. It could have been started with an upper respiratory virus. If there is a green or yellow discharge then she will need to see the vet for some antibiotics.
If you are noticing that the front of the eye is blue then this is called corneal edema
. Corneal edema is usually caused by an injury to the eye. It could be that she had a scratch on her eye and now it is scarring.
In either case, any time there is a problem with an eye I recommend a vet visit right away.
I hope she is ok!
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