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    Hi,

    my rabbit Gizmo has cataracts and blocked tear ducts.
    I clean his eyes everyday bring him into the house in a small cage the last two days when I put him back in his rabbit kennel he seems really disoriented and goes round in circles. Could this be because his eyes are getting worst so he doesn't know where he is? His eyes also seem to move from side to side. Any help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASBUNNIES View Post
    Hi,

    my rabbit Gizmo has cataracts and blocked tear ducts.
    I clean his eyes everyday bring him into the house in a small cage the last two days when I put him back in his rabbit kennel he seems really disoriented and goes round in circles. Could this be because his eyes are getting worst so he doesn't know where he is? His eyes also seem to move from side to side. Any help?
    The symptoms you are describing suggest that Gizmo may now have a neurological problem, especially the nystagmus (flicking eyes)

    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com...seases-rabbits

    I would take him to be examined by your Vet today. Good luck.

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    I would strongly suggest you take Gizmo to see the vet. This sounds like middle ear infection or possibly e. cunniculi to me. It could be the beginnings of head tilt and the sooner your bunny sees a vet, the better the chance for recovery.
    The eyes moving side to side is called nystagmus and is often a sign of the spatial disorientation caused by either of these two conditions.
    I hope Gizmo will be okay. Good luck to you. xxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    The symptoms you are describing suggest that Gizmo may now have a neurological problem, especially the nystagmus (flicking eyes)

    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com...seases-rabbits

    I would take him to be examined by your Vet today. Good luck.

    He only does it when I put him back, after about 5 minutes he is fine and goes out to his litter tray in the run. Could it be so intermittent?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MimzMum View Post
    I would strongly suggest you take Gizmo to see the vet. This sounds like middle ear infection or possibly e. cunniculi to me. It could be the beginnings of head tilt and the sooner your bunny sees a vet, the better the chance for recovery.
    The eyes moving side to side is called nystagmus and is often a sign of the spatial disorientation caused by either of these two conditions.
    I hope Gizmo will be okay. Good luck to you. xxxxx


    He only does it when I put him back, after about 5 minutes he is fine and goes out to his litter tray in the run. Could it be so intermittent?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASBUNNIES View Post
    Hi,

    my rabbit Gizmo has cataracts and blocked tear ducts.
    I clean his eyes everyday bring him into the house in a small cage the last two days when I put him back in his rabbit kennel he seems really disoriented and goes round in circles. Could this be because his eyes are getting worst so he doesn't know where he is? His eyes also seem to move from side to side. Any help?

    Hi Anna

    Lovely t hear from you again, but I am so sorry to hear about Gizmo.

    The flickering of his eyes, nystagmus, indicates it could be a neurological issue.

    There's some info here:

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/Otit/otitis.htm

    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com...seases-rabbits


    Your vet should also rule out inner ear issues and also EC:

    http://www.vetfolio.com/parasitology...ion-in-rabbits

    http://www.dechra.co.uk/therapy-area...ion/e-cuniculi

    http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-8/head-tilt.html

    http://www.rabbit.org/health/tilt.html

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/Otit/otitis.htm

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/head_tilt.htm

    There is also a group called: the Head Tilt Hoppers Facebook Group - they offer loads of support.

    I hope the vet can help you with Gizmo. Let me know how you get on xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASBUNNIES View Post
    He only does it when I put him back, after about 5 minutes he is fine and goes out to his litter tray in the run. Could it be so intermittent?
    It may be that he is now totally blind, that would cause him to be disorientated . Nystagmus can also occur when the eyesight is suddenly lost.

    http://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-ey...ions/nystagmus


    But it is really best to get the Vet to assess Gizmo xx

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    Yes I too would have him seen by a Vet for diagnosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi Anna

    Lovely t hear from you again, but I am so sorry to hear about Gizmo.

    The flickering of his eyes, nystagmus, indicates it could be a neurological issue.

    There's some info here:

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/Otit/otitis.htm

    http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com...seases-rabbits


    Your vet should also rule out inner ear issues and also EC:

    http://www.vetfolio.com/parasitology...ion-in-rabbits

    http://www.dechra.co.uk/therapy-area...ion/e-cuniculi

    http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-8/head-tilt.html

    http://www.rabbit.org/health/tilt.html

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/Otit/otitis.htm

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurology/head_tilt.htm

    There is also a group called: the Head Tilt Hoppers Facebook Group - they offer loads of support.

    I hope the vet can help you with Gizmo. Let me know how you get on xx
    Hi, I am already a member of that facebook group because of Snowball, I will read the links, I have try my vets but the phone is engaged I will try again in a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANNASBUNNIES View Post
    Hi, I am already a member of that facebook group because of Snowball, I will read the links, I have try my vets but the phone is engaged I will try again in a bit.

    I hope you find something helpful, and that your vet is available sometime very soon x

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