My silkie wont open her eye (White spot inside)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arazittas, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. arazittas

    arazittas Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I am really concerned about my silkie. She is about 6 years old and has recently started keeping one of her eyes shut. She seems to be eating and drinking fine. However, there is a white spot in her eye. If you look closely at the top left of her eye there appears to be a white spot. Does anyone have any clue what this may be?

    Could it be an eyeworm?

    Her eye also appears to be slightly swollen.

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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is a possibility of it being an eyeworm. Do you have cockroaches in your area?
     
  3. arazittas

    arazittas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your quick reply. We do not have any cockroaches in our area but are cockroaches the only way a bird can get an eyeworm? Also what would be the ideal treatment for eyeworms?
     
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  5. arazittas

    arazittas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much. I am really hoping its something easily curable. I hate having to see her in pain.

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