April 2011 Issue

Diagnosis: Conjunctivitis

Most cats will experience this inflammatory eye condition at some point. Here are the signs to look for.

While the feline eye is generally sturdy and resistant to injuries and disease, a wide variety of disorders — such as glaucoma and cataracts — can impair a cat’s vision and even, in some cases, lead to blindness. According to Thomas Kern, DVM, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the most common of all feline eye disorders is conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and coats the outer surface of the eyeball.

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