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My Kitten Scratched The White Of My Eye
Kitten scratch on eyeball late this morning. Eye appointment tomorrow noon. Anything I should do in meantime?
Warm packs: I would suggest warm packs to the affected eye, keep it closed go to bed early. The eyelid is a good 'patch' for the eye ...Read more
Corneal abrasion: You might want to go to be seen by a doctor/ophthalmologist so they can check if you have a corneal abrasion (a scratch in the outer layer of your eye). If that is the case you would need antibiotics and be sure it heals well. ...Read more
My cat scratched across my eyeball last night and is still burning today. Is there any thing I can do or should do? Thanks.
My 3 year old daughter was scratched slightly in the white party of her eye by our outdoor kitten who is up to date on all of her shots. He write is slightly red but she is not complaining about it and doesn't seem to be bothering her our getting worse. D
Cat scratch: You may want to check your cat for cat scratch fever (a real disease) by bartonella, and if the cat is positive discuss with the pediatrician how to monitor your child or treat them prophylacticlaly since cat scratch fever can cause uveitis and inflammation of the eye. May anyway want topical antibiotics so no scarring occurs ...Read more
Was scratched in the white part of her eye by one year old kitten who is up to date on shots. Not bothered by it. Eye doctor?
Kitten scratched my eyeball. Don't have the money to go to doctors. Could I use ofloxacin ophthalmic solution to be on the safe side.?
Should be: Should be safe unless you have an allergy. Cat scratch to the eye should be looked at by the eye MD. ...Read more
Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use polymyxinB sulfate trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP to make sure no infection.?
Should be: Again, should be safe unless you have an allergy. This type of injury should be seen by an eye MD. The antibiotic drops treat only bacteria that are susceptible to them, so it certainly is not a guarantee. There are bacteria resistant to each antibiotic. Also, fungal infections are not treated with antibiotics; they have their own special medicines. ...Read more
Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use ofloxacin opthalmic solution usp. My eyeball feels weird. Would this prevent from eye infection?
Corneal abrasion: If kitty scratched your eye and you have pain when you blink then she has possibly given you a corneal abrasion. The ofloxin is fine to use as a preventive, although may not be necessary. We generally recommend patching for a 24 hour period or so for the cornea to heal. If you are not completely better within 24 hours of patching, see a primary care doc for a careful eye exam. ...Read more
My cat scratched the white part of my eye and I cleaned it but it still hurts, I don't know if I should go to a doctor or?
Let'sSeeEyeToEye: You'd best go get it looked at. Cats have stuff on their teeth and claws that can cause a problem relatively quickly. So before anything goes wrong get someone to look at it. Chances are you'll be fine but why take any chance when it comes to your eyes? Good for you for rinsing it out but if it still hurts that's a sign that something may go wrong. A doctor can take a close look under magnification ...Read more
My cat scratched the white part of my eyeball. I can see but it stings if I leave my eye open for more then a few seconds. Will it heal on its own??
You most likely have a corneal abrasion. You must consult with an ophtalmologist because if not treated this could cause permanent scarring.
The eye should taped very tightly to keep the eyelid from opening and closing and therefore creating friction which aggravates the problem. You do not want your eye to become infected and a topical antibiotic should be prescribed. ...Read more
Exam. Antibiotics.: I agree with these measures. Presence of blood indicates that conjunctiva is lacerated. Corneal injures themselves may not bleed but are susceptible to infection. The consequences of an ocular injury from a cat scratch can even be systemic. Regardless, prompt treatment with prophylactic antibiotics could prevent endophthalmitis and other infection. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cat scratched the inside of my eye (the pink part) since I have had severe pressure and nonstop twitching. Do you think its serious?
Cat scratch my eye and the eyelid and part of my skin around the eye and it still hurt and its a little red what should I do?
Sxs persist see dr.: Cat scratch disease, infection caused by bacteria known as Bartonella henselae. 40% of cats carry the bacteria in saliva at some point in their lives. Most people contract disease after being scratched or bitten by cat. Kittens are more likely than adults carry disease. With normal immune system, usually not a serious illness. Small raised lump occurs at site within 10 days.Fever, chills, can follow ...Read more
My cat scratched my eye the white part, and it's a little cut that is red from blood should I go to the er or is saline rinse good enough?
Go to the ER:
I SUGGEST YOU GO TO THE ER AS CAT SCRACH CAN CAUSE INFECTION AND ALSO CAUSE CORNEAL ABRASION WHICH CAN BE CHECKED BY STAINING THE EYE WITH FLEUROSCEINE DYE
May need to follow with your doctor or Opthalmologist ...Read more
I had a cat scratch white of eye, I have blood pooling in white of eye and seems to be a raised area where scratch is. Vision fine, whole eye sore.
Have a checkup: Your cat likely scratched the delicate mucous membrane of the eye resulting in a Subconjunctival hemorrhage & possible laceration. Cats nails are not sterile and your scratch is susceptible to infection. See an ophthalmologist to assess and treat. I'm sure you will be given antibiotic drops. Not likely but a bite or scratch from a cat can cause cat scratch fever. ...Read more
My cat scratched my eye in the bottom white part, it burns a bit and feels numb. What should I do im afraid I might develope parasites within my eye.?
Infection risk: Parasites are not likely but a bacterial infection is a risk. You should see your physician or an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If you are having any vision changes or fevers then it would be best to be seen in an er right away. ...Read more
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