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    Hello,

    Iíve forgotten what kind of eye drops I can use on my buns - does anyone know which one is safe?

    Thank you xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    Hello,

    Iíve forgotten what kind of eye drops I can use on my buns - does anyone know which one is safe?

    Thank you xx

    What's the problem BB?

    For moisturising I've used Hycosan, Hyabak and viscotears


    Antibacterial eye drops (vet prescription) include Isathal (previously fucithalmic)

    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Isathal-10-...halmic/c35510/

    Chloramphenicol is sometimes used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    Hello,

    Iíve forgotten what kind of eye drops I can use on my buns - does anyone know which one is safe?

    Thank you xx
    Depends on what condition is being treated. There are eye drops/ointment for infection (POM) such as Isathal, Tiacil, Chloramphenicol

    Then there are specific types of eye drops to treat conditions such as Glaucoma such as Azopt (POM)

    There are eye lubricants (preservative free ones are preferable- some Rabbits can have a reaction to the preservatives used in some preparations) such as Viscotears, Celluvisc, or Liquifilm tears SDU- all preservative free.


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    I donít know that there is a problem - Teddy has red eyes and I imagine his eyes are more sensitive (imagine is the magic word, as the Vet hasnít said this).

    Every so often he gets little crusts in the corner of his eyes, and whereas a bonded bunny would lick this clean, heís single. He quite happily letís me wipe it off, and heíll lie down and relax if I hold a couple of cooled down tea bags over his eyes.

    Heís had his teeth checked (last Monday was his last Vet visit) and theyíre fine.

    I had bought some eye drops before and thought I had some left but turned out I was all out. I was going to give him some.

    Now, I donít think the eye drops were for medical purposes, just comfort. I remember it being a dark green box but canít remember what it was called or where I bought it. I know I read about it on RU, and he seemed to like it. Heíd let me put a drop on (single use twisty little things) and gently massage it in. It might have been an eye lubricant rather than eyedrops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    I don’t know that there is a problem - Teddy has red eyes and I imagine his eyes are more sensitive (imagine is the magic word, as the Vet hasn’t said this).

    Every so often he gets little crusts in the corner of his eyes, and whereas a bonded bunny would lick this clean, he’s single. He quite happily let’s me wipe it off, and he’ll lie down and relax if I hold a couple of cooled down tea bags over his eyes.

    He’s had his teeth checked (last Monday was his last Vet visit) and they’re fine.

    I had bought some eye drops before and thought I had some left but turned out I was all out. I was going to give him some.

    Now, I don’t think the eye drops were for medical purposes, just comfort. I remember it being a dark green box but can’t remember what it was called or where I bought it. I know I read about it on RU, and he seemed to like it. He’d let me put a drop on (single use twisty little things) and gently massage it in. It might have been an eye lubricant rather than eyedrops...
    Personally I would not administer anything into the eyes without the specific say so of a Rabbit Savvy Vet. Infection may or may not be present, the Vet would also need to check for any corneal abrasions.

    Re his teeth, just looking at the crowns of the teeth cannot exclude the possibility of the gunky eyes being dental related. Skull radiographs are needed to assess the tooth roots. If the tooth roots are elongated they can press on the nasolacrimal ducts causing gunky eyes.

    Does his eye problem seem worse during a moult ? Sometimes a Rabbit's eyes can become very irritated by fur getting in to them.

    Celluvisc comes in a green box, maybe it was this that you used last time ?

    https://www.pharmacyfirst.co.uk/cell...0-celh107.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    I donít know that there is a problem - Teddy has red eyes and I imagine his eyes are more sensitive (imagine is the magic word, as the Vet hasnít said this).

    Every so often he gets little crusts in the corner of his eyes, and whereas a bonded bunny would lick this clean, heís single. He quite happily letís me wipe it off, and heíll lie down and relax if I hold a couple of cooled down tea bags over his eyes.

    Heís had his teeth checked (last Monday was his last Vet visit) and theyíre fine.

    I had bought some eye drops before and thought I had some left but turned out I was all out. I was going to give him some.

    Now, I donít think the eye drops were for medical purposes, just comfort. I remember it being a dark green box but canít remember what it was called or where I bought it. I know I read about it on RU, and he seemed to like it. Heíd let me put a drop on (single use twisty little things) and gently massage it in. It might have been an eye lubricant rather than eyedrops...


    I would get a vet to look at the eyes as it's impossible to know what's going on and too risky to leave it.

    Crusts in the eyes may be indicative of a bacterial infection, but it also may be an ongoing blocked tear duct which is very hard to resolve. Flushing the tear duct is an option, but some vets require sedation to do this procedure. Sometimes it clears the problem right up and sometimes it's an ongoing management.

    I'm glad his teeth are fine It's impossible to know however what the roots are doing, and of course there's no real solution to that either. Just have to keep the tear ducts clean by daily wiping with a cotton pad and cooled boiled water.

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    Thanks Both,

    Iíll see how it goes. It might be worth booking him in for a deeper look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    Thanks Both,

    I’ll see how it goes. It might be worth booking him in for a deeper look.
    I'd recommend doing that IIWY xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Belle View Post
    Thanks Both,

    Iíll see how it goes. It might be worth booking him in for a deeper look.

    Let me know what the vet says

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    One of they eyes is looking like itís leaking today so Iíll book him in.

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