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Ambience
08-07-2010, 07:37 AM
I work up this morning and patch has what seems to be an ulcer or something pink taking over his eye. I noticed his eye wasn't quite right last night, but thought i may be being overly worried. This morning i know i'm not. He has some of his eye covered up by this pink bit. I'm very worried. He is going to the vets at 2:30pm today. Is this an emergency, should i try get him in sooner. I can't bear to see him looking like this, bless him. He doesn't look in pain, but it looks painful to me.

Thanks ,
Ambience x

lilbun
08-07-2010, 07:55 AM
The pink bit you decribe is likely to be his third eyelid (nictitating membrane) coming across. It's function is to keep the eye moist and protected. There are a number of things that may cause it to be visible. Is there any swelling/bulging of the eye? discharge? Is his conjunctiva swollen? any lumps anywhere? Is he vaccinated?
Personally I would ask to be seen this morning if possible as many eye conditions are very painful. Also the third eyelid may show if the rabbit is generally unwell. Either way he needs to see a vet sooner rather than later.
good luck at the vets xx

Ambience
08-07-2010, 08:16 AM
The pink bit you decribe is likely to be his third eyelid (nictating membrane) coming across. It's function is to keep the eye moist and protected. There are a number of things that may cause it to be visible. Is there any swelling/bulging of the eye? discharge? Is his conjunctiva swollen? any lumps anywhere? Is he vaccinated?
Personally I would ask to be seen this morning if possible as many eye conditions are very painful. Also the third eyelid may show if the rabbit is generally unwell. Either way he needs to see a vet sooner rather than later.
good luck at the vets xx

Thankyou, yes he does have an eye infection. He is on baytril at the moment. I am not sure this is right though. He was on terramycin, fusalmic vet, tiacil before. Tiacil worked best.

His eye looks very very swolen. There is a white dot on it too. I will speak to the vets when i go this morning and see if i can take hm in early. I'm dropping ares off for neutering this morning, so i'll speak to them then.

It is a layer coming across his eye that looks very red, but it's developed very quickly, in less than 12 hours.

Thankyou for the advice
Ambience x

lilbun
08-07-2010, 08:42 AM
I would personally would delay the neutering operation until after his eye problem has been dealt with. Any condition which is causing him pain may cause him to stop eating and slow down his recovery from surgery. The vet should also rule out systemic illness first.

Ambience
08-07-2010, 08:58 AM
Sorry it's Ares in for neutering this morning and Patch is in this afternoon with his eyes, along with blaze. The vet has got patch and blaze on baytril twice daily. Are antibiotics effective if only given this often?

Thanks, sorry to confuse.
Ambience x