Infected Eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flirty31, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today on my lunch break, I noticed that my RIR (who has been laying for a week now) has a swollen upper eyelid. I googled this and was met with a slew of things, and now I am convinced she is going to die and take my other two girls (my whole flock) with her. I am freaking out, and I may not need to be. Everything I have read sounds really technical and so I don't know what to do or where to start. This is my first backyard flock so I am not familiar with these issues.

    Here's what I think I'm going to do first:
    Separate her from the others
    Take a warm wet cloth to her eye
    Clean with eye drops
    put some neosporin on the infected flesh

    Please let me know what you think I should do.
     
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  3. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I know I am hoping that I am just overreacting (seriously) especially since I only noticed this today.

    I will post a photo as soon as I can. I know folks would be able to advise better if I did.
     
  4. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The good news is she won't slow down so it was difficult to get a photo. I have separated her from the rest of the birds and have her in her own little space with food and water. I uirrigated her eye with saline solution and it was less puffy by the time I did this, so I decided not to do neosporin (even though my neosporin doesn't appear to have any pain meds in it so it would probably be okay).

    I let her out for a few minutes this morning and she ran around the yard free ranging. She seems healthy (for now) except the eye, but I don't want to take any chances.

    Here are photos of her eyes, let me know what you think. First her "normal" eye:

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    Next her "bad" eye:

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    Yesterday it was more puffy, more towards the front of the eye (almost seemed as if it was pushing her eyeball backward). And it was more enflamed/enlarged above the eyeball in a way that made it seem like she had a big, angry eyebrow. I hope this is making sense! Any help/advice much appreciated!



     

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