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Can I use artificial tears in my chickens injured eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gameboygal12, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    I have an OEGB hen that had a cyst on her eyelid. It eventually grew so big, it got all scabby and caused her eye to swell shut. I put some neosporen on it and it has improved. I checked on her today and she has opened her eye! Her eye is kinda red and irritated looking. So I was wondering if I could use artificial tears in it to flush it out, or if there's something better I can use.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I highly recommend Vetericyn Opthamalic gel. I keep both a bottle of the regular vetericyn (for animal wounds) and the optic gel on hand.

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