Eye Surgery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by madgebadge33, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. madgebadge33

    madgebadge33 New Egg

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    Has anybody ever performed a home surgery to remove an infected eyeball? Just had my Chook to the vet.....could only afford to have the pus scraped out and came home with over $100 in meds. Vet thinks the infection is coming from the cornea and that the eyeball should be removed ......$700!!!!! Any ideas or suggestions for treating this bird?
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait what he wants to remove the eye.... There are alot of illnesses that can cause eye infection. I am not sure about that kind of surgery at home much less if its not cruel to the bird.
     
  3. madgebadge33

    madgebadge33 New Egg

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    The vet figures the infection was caused by some sort of trauma, rather than a disease
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmm well honestly its up to you on that one i wouldnt do that kind of surgery at home because of the risk of doing more damage then good. But i wouldnt do that as a vet either on a bird simply because to the room you have to work with. And the healing process afterwords would be a lot of stress on the bird. It kinda depends on how attached you are and what your willing to do. I personally think unless the treatment would work i would cull him.
     
  5. NYRedman

    NYRedman Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the eye show, Give me a description ?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @madgebadge33, welcome to BYC! Can you post a picture of the eye?

    Kathy
     
  7. madgebadge33

    madgebadge33 New Egg

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    The eye is swollen and filled with hard pus. I am treating it 3x daily with warm saline compresses, followed with removal of as much guck as I can safely get out, then Fucilamic Vet eye gel, then Enrofloxicin twice a day, meloxicam for pain and inflammation
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Picture would be helpful.

    -Kathy
     
  9. NYRedman

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    Im not saying this will work but any type of eye injury I use Neomycin Polymyxin B Sulfates / Dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment. You can buy it at First State Vet supply, online..
    The Neomycin works well in the eye twice a day under the eyelid for most eye irritations..

    Eye injuries are tough. You have to catch it early. I would not use anything else..
     

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