Kitten has one 'runny eye'

Kitty 2lb.6oz. has one eye that is runny. It's a clear liquid. Went to Vet. One week 2x a day Clavamox. Eyedrops 4x a day Neomycin for one week. Vet put 'dye' into his eye, examined with light found no cuts or foreign objects. Said to give Akwa Tears 2x a day.
His eye is still oozing the same clear liquid. Any suggestions? Please help.

Asked by Member 832794 on Apr 19th 2010 Tagged adviseaboutrunnyeye in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Yes, go back to your vet and tell them that the eye is still running and he needs additional treatment. If the vet cannot determine what's wrong with his eye, then you may need to consult with a specialist, which your vet can refer you to. We really can't advise or suggest--we are not vets here and do not know what the vet's original diagnoses was.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


First of all, did the vet make a diagnosis, other than saying that your kitty did not have an actual eye injury? The vet prescribed antibiotics, which will only work on bacterial and not viral infections. When Spike is stressed, he'll get a bacterial eye infection in one eye; the eye exudes a yellowish substance, and he responds well to antibiotic drops. If your cat has an upper respiratory infection (URI), watery eyes can be a symptom. URIs can be caused by both bacteria and viruses (most notably, herpes). I would ask your vet if the infection might be viral in nature, which would explain the lack of response to antibiotics. Kittens' immune systems are weaker than those of adult cats, and they often catch URIs, especially in shelters. Another possibility is a temporarily or permanently plugged tear duct (which could be caused by a URI). This would explain why only one eye is affected. Contact the vet again for a diagnosis, and explain that the antibiotics aren't working.

Spike answered on 4/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


like the other posters said go back to your vet until he gives you the right medication to solve the problem. When one my cats was young he had runny and gooey eyes, it took me 4 visits and 4different type of medication to finally solve the problem. All of the rechecks were free except the meds.

Max answered on 4/19/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer