This is also known as pink eye and can be caused by a
number of things including herpes virus and Chlamydia. This
results in the eyelid becoming red, swollen and rather
Conjunctivitis on its own does not normally cause
blindness but if your Cat keeps getting it, continues
rubbing from the cat for relief can cause vision loss.
Treatment depends on the cause, weather its bacterial or
viral it can be treated with either eye drops or oral
medicine. Conjunctivitis can be very difficult to get rid of
and once had, it is more likely to return.
Glaucoma is when their is a build up of pressure inside
the eyeball that slowly contorts vision. Glaucoma is
treatable if found soon enough and treated by medication. If
it is not found soon enough it can lead to permanent damage
of the ocular nerve and retina. Glaucoma is the leading
cause in Cats going blind.
If your Cat is suffering from an illness like kidney
disease or diabetes he or she may be at risk of
Hypertension. This can be very difficult to spot without a
veterinarian. Symptoms include bloodshot eyes with
Currently their is no treatment or medicine for Cat
Hypertension only disease management such as a low sodium
diet along with reduced stress in his or her environment.
Also providing treatment for the underlining illness such as
kidney disease or diabetes.
This may include self inflicted injuries caused by
scratching or from fights or accidents. This can result in
scaring that can normally be treated depending on the
severity of the injury, but your cat can loss sight all
Tumours in the brain, on the iris and eyelid can all
result in your Cat going blind. Surgery to remove tumours
masses can treat the problem but in some cases, removing the
hole eye is necessary resulting in total loss of sight.
Coping with Cat Blindness
If all medical options have been explored and exhausted,
you can manage your Cats blindness and its easier than
The following tips may help provide some information on
coping with a Cat with blindness:
keeping things in the same place will reduce how
confused your cat may get, try to avoid moving furniture
and avoid moving what your cat is familiar with like
their food bowls or litter box.
Try and keep your home clutter free so your Cat has
less to avoid as their sight is poor or even not
Keep to your cats regular schedule in that they are feed
at the same time so that they don't get disorientated.
Your cat will have become accustomed to you coming and
going to gage the time as they can not tell time, so by
trying to keep to a schedule will help prevent you
Cat becoming confused.
prevent scaring your cat it may be a good idea to talk
to them so they are ewer of your presence.
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