Why do Persian cats have eye discharge?

Why do Persian cats have eye discharge?

Epiphora is most commonly associated with insufficient drainage of the tear film from the eye. The most common cause of insufficient tear drainage is a blockage of the nasolacrimal ducts or poor eyelid function due to a deformity. Epiphora may also result from the excessive production of tears.

Why does my toddler have discharge from her eye?

Toddler eye discharge may be associated with many different health causes. Whether it is a common cold, sinus infection, allergies, direct trauma to the eye, conjuntivitus (pink eye), and other causes- you should understand the different symptoms and causes that may be occurring with your toddler.

Why are my Persian’s eyes red and sore?

The wetness also makes the skin folds around your Persian’s eyes a perfect breeding ground for icky bacteria, viruses and fungi. If you notice discolored discharge coming out of your Persian’s eyes or they seem red and inflamed, it’s time to see the vet.

What causes a yellow discharge in the eye?

Bacterial conjunctivitis: A bacterial infection of the conjunctiva can cause thick eye discharge that is yellow, green, or white in color. Sexually transmitted infections: Chlamydia or gonorrhea can cause infection of the conjunctiva in addition to the genital tract.

When do you get discharge from your eye?

Many people will experience discharge from the eye at some point, especially in childhood. Depending on the cause, the discharge may be thick or thin and can be a variety of colors, and there will likely be other eye symptoms present.

Is it normal for a toddler to discharge from the eye?

Eye discharge symptoms vary depending on the cause. Sometimes, the only sign that a parent or caregiver notices is discharge. If there are other symptoms, it is more likely that the toddler has an infection or an object in their eye. Some symptoms to watch for include:

The wetness also makes the skin folds around your Persian’s eyes a perfect breeding ground for icky bacteria, viruses and fungi. If you notice discolored discharge coming out of your Persian’s eyes or they seem red and inflamed, it’s time to see the vet.

Why does my Persian cat have water in his eyes?

Before we dive into the process, let’s let’s look at the reason why Persian cat eyes tend to water. Persian cats are a brachycephalic breed of cat. This means they have a round flat face and a flat nose. Their unique facial structure sometimes causes problems with their eyes.

Can a Persian cat get an eye infection?

Luckily, eye drainage alone is not harmful to Persian cats. However, if left unmanaged, fluid buildup and drainage can lead to bacterial infections. We will further discuss this later in the post.