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Old March 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Sophie's Mum Sophie's Mum is offline
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Mysterious Maine Coon eye problems

Our female maine coon Sophie is 4 yrs old. She has always squinted a little when waking up - we thought it was very cute. All of a sudden three weeks ago when I come home from work, her third eyelid is covering half of her eye. Our vet does a stain test, no apparent injury, but we start her on antibiotic drops. A week later no apparent improvement. No problem with eating, playing, beating up on the male cat, using the litterbox, etc. So the vet wonders whether there might be nerve damage to the third eyelid and suggests stopping medication. Two days later the other eye is angry and pink with discharge. Back onto the antibiotics. The second eye gets a little better but still irritated looking, original eye the same. Took blood plus swabs from both eyes and tested for herpes, chlamydia (sp?) and other stuff - all negative. Then we try the Schirmer test for dry eye. Normal should come in 10 to 15, Sophie's didn't make it to 5. We get drops for a compounded solution of cyclosporine. One drop in each eye the first night and the poor little girl spends hours scratching at her eyes and eyes are closed - the drops are so irritating to her eyes. Did lots of internet research and it appears that cyclosporine treatment is common for dogs but unusual for cats. So we're back to the drawing board with the vet, basically grasping at straws.
I would love to hear from one of the consultants or vets as to other ideas. Or anyone that has had similar problems. Thanks for any help.
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