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Post by Sandie83 on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:23 am

Hi all,

It looks like H has a bit of a sticky right eye. The eye itself seems ok, but the fur beneath indicates it's not so good. Been like that about 3 days. Have been gently wiping with sterile water, but hasn't got better (hasn't got worse either). He went to the vets for a check up and vaccs just over a week ago, so his teeth are fine. Could it be related to vaccs? Will take him back to vets, but if there are any simple remedies out there, I'm keen to try them first as he didn't like the vets so much!

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Sixer on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:09 am

There are a few causes of a weepy eye. An infection of the eye is an obvious one but I think you would spot this - the whites of his eye would appear redder than normal and Hector would probably show signs of discomfort too in that his eye may not be open completely. A piece of hay caught in the eyelids can cause irritation and weepiness, this happened to Herbie so it's worth having a look to make sure nothing is caught in/under his eyelids.

If there is no obvious infection of the eye then the most probable cause is a blocked tear duct. If the tube that drains the tears into the nose becomes blocked or narrow then the tears cannot drain away fast enough or completely. A vet is often able to unblock the tube by passing saline down the tube from a tiny syringe. My Rosie had this done whilst she was awake.

The tear duct can become blocked by an infection eg in snuffles or if the tooth roots grow too long and start to press on the tear duct. Looking at Hector's teeth inside his mouth doesn't give an indication of what the tooth roots are doing, an Xray is needed for that. However if Hector has had no tooth issues in the past I would think it unlikely that the tooth roots are to blame.

It does sound as though the tear duct is to blame. It may be worth a trip back to the vet's - sorry - sometimes antibiotic eye drops can sort the problem out, but a tear duct flush may be needed.

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by KatieB on Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:23 am

Hi there, I agree with Sixer - the most likely explanation is a blocked tear duct. The vet can flush it out and give you some abx cream.



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Re: Poorly eye

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:37 pm

I hope he is better soon love, poor little chap.
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Sandie83 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:48 am

Thanks all. He is sneezing occasionally and adding the odd snuff noise which isn't normal. He's fine in himself, but will get him to the vets so he sorted asap.

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by gentl on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:10 am

Sending vibes!
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:30 pm

Lots of love on its way sweets.

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by paullp on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:13 pm

Lots of vibes to heal a poorly eye  Hugs 

Patch had a poorly eye recently and had some gel drops to put in for a week, the vet also flushed it all out. He had some sneezes a few weeks later and was making sniffly noises when eating so was on antibiotics which seem to have cleared everything up.

We still give him an immune support treat each day.
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by FluffSlave on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:31 pm

I agree with the above advice Thumbs Up

Sending loads of vibes for Hector Hugs
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Sandie83 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:54 pm

The noises have stopped, and his eye got a little better, but is worse again today. Not in work tomorrow, so will call vets first thing. Hopefully a flush out will do the job.
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by c.bolduan on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:59 pm

Vibes on the way for Patch!!!

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by BugsBunny on Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:37 pm

How is his eye today hun?
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by FluffSlave on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:07 pm

Vibes on the way - I hope the flush works Hugs
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by gentl on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:33 pm

Mega vibes on the way!
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:11 pm

How did he get on love, lots of snuggly vibes are on their way?

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Tuckerbunnies on Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:03 pm

We have a bunny called Sox she is an old girl now but her eye get's sticky and she suffers from blocked tear duct's so hopefully it's that with your bunny and not a dental problem.

Sending her Vibes xxxx

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Sandie83 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:28 am

Sorry for slow reply and thanks for all the good vibes, they have worked!

Humphrey didn't end up going to the vets, his eye is fine, he's back to binkying around and more loving than ever :-D

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by paullp on Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:06 am

cheers glad he is better!
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by c.bolduan on Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:43 pm

Good Boy, glad he is doing fine Very Happy Thumbs Up Love Laughing Wave Hugs 

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:55 pm

This is such a relief love, I am over the moon for you.

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by gentl on Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:07 pm

I'm happy for you!!!!  Hugs 
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:18 pm

Great news Very Happy
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by FluffSlave on Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:41 pm

This is great news! Very Happy
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Re: Poorly eye

Post by Sandie83 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:19 pm

Thanks all. Was away last night, and really missed my lovely little bun. They really are such lovely creatures :-)

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Re: Poorly eye

Post by BugsBunny on Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:43 pm

Sandie83 wrote:Thanks all. Was away last night, and really missed my lovely little bun. They really are such lovely creatures :-)

Indeed they are, they are fantastic life changing little fluffs.
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