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Red/Sore eyes - any advice appreciated

dex179

Warren Scout
Hi All

So Dexter is still going strong despite the head tilt, which is actually getting better.

However his eyes keep tearing up and I am doing about 3/4 eye cleans a day with warm boiled water. This has resulted in both eyes looking quite red and probably sore - see pics attached

I was wondering if there was any recommendation on treatments which could help his eyes? Is there a cream or oils that are rabbit friendly and I could use?

Would really appreciate any advice!

Many Thanks
 

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He needs to be examined by a Vet ASAP. His eyes look terribly sore and he will need prescription only treatment. There could be bacterial infection present.

The Cause of his runny eyes needs to be addressed too. It could be related to elongated tooth roots. The tooth roots can over grow and press on the nasolacrimal ducts thus preventing them from draining. Elongated tooth roots can only be diagnosed from skull radiographs. The crowns of the teeth usually need treatment too.

The very sore damp skin puts him at high risk of flystrike so you need to be very mindful of that.

Don’t put any over the counter purchased creams or ointments on the sore skin. I would bath the eyes just once a day with cooled boiled black tea/camomile tea. The salt water will sting like hell.
You could smear a tiny bit of Vaseline on the skin, not right near the eyelids though. That would act as a barrier to the constant wetness.

The most important thing to do is get him examined by a Vet.
 
I am glad his tilt is better, yet am sorry his eyes are so sore. I agree a vet visit is needed with possible abx eye drops and maybe pain meds.
 
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He needs to be examined by a Vet ASAP. His eyes look terribly sore and he will need prescription only treatment. There could be bacterial infection present.

The Cause of his runny eyes needs to be addressed too. It could be related to elongated tooth roots. The tooth roots can over grow and press on the nasolacrimal ducts thus preventing them from draining. Elongated tooth roots can only be diagnosed from skull radiographs. The crowns of the teeth usually need treatment too.

The very sore damp skin puts him at high risk of flystrike so you need to be very mindful of that.

Don’t put any over the counter purchased creams or ointments on the sore skin. I would bath the eyes just once a day with cooled boiled black tea/camomile tea. The salt water will sting like hell.
You could smear a tiny bit of Vaseline on the skin, not right near the eyelids though. That would act as a barrier to the constant wetness.

The most important thing to do is get him examined by a Vet.
Thank you. I booked the vets as soon as I saw your message - we're going to the vets tomorrow morning

Unfortunately it is the teeth causing the runny eyes and is something we have to live with.
 
I am glad his tilt is better, yet am sorry his eyes are so sore. I agree a vet visit is needed with possible abx eye drops and maybe pain meds.
thank you. Dexter is still on the pain meds so we just need to get the eye drops tomorrow
 
Thank you. I booked the vets as soon as I saw your message - we're going to the vets tomorrow morning

Unfortunately it is the teeth causing the runny eyes and is something we have to live with.
Hope his eyes will be less sore once he receives treatment x
 
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