Little Scarlett's sore eye

Meet little Scarlett who recently visited us with a sore eye. Upon examination by our vets, it was revealed that the blood vessels in one of her eyes were very inflamed - a condition known as uveitis. In young cats, common causes for this include Toxoplasma infection, trauma, Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) and penetrating injuries to the eye. 

Scarlett was otherwise very well, and symptomatic treatment was commenced consisting of anti-inflammatory tablets and steroid drops for topical use on the eye. 

Within two days Scarlett's eye was greatly improved, and the condition had completely resolved four days later. We are pleased to report Scarlett is continuing doing well, with no ongoing problems in the affected eye.

Learn more about Toxoplasmosis in cats and humans - a disease commonly found in free-roaming and stray cats.