A red eye
If your animal presents a red eye, it can either be a benign affection (such as a simple conjunctivitis), or a more serious affection (such as an ulcer, a keratitis or a glaucoma).
The red eye is actually a congestion of the blood vessels of the eye’s conjunctiva.
In any case, this symptom should not by neglected and must incite you to see your veterinarian.
He will be able to diagnose:
- A conjunctivitis : due for example to an allergy, dust, or a malpositioned cilia
- A keratitis : herpetic keratitis, corneal sequestrum
- A malposition of the eyelids : Entropion
- A lacrimal failure : keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS)
- Third eyelid gland prolapse : luxation of the accessory gland
- A corneal ulcer : corneal ulcer, indolent corneal ulcer
- An uveitis : Uveitis
- Luxation of the lens : Luxation of the lens
- A glaucoma : Glaucoma