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Solid yellow eye no black pupil- no emergency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilcheepers, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. lilcheepers

    lilcheepers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a BO she has had a solid yellow eye for many months. It does not seem to bother her at all. No sign of infection or swelling. She is approximately 1 year old. If anyone has any thoughts on this I would really enjoy your input!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of that? I have seen pictures of a white eye before in chronic fowl cholera: [​IMG]
     
  3. lilcheepers

    lilcheepers Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is her eye. What do you think?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is her other eye yellow also? Does it look like it is cloudy or covered by a film like a cataract? Here is a thread about Mareks disease that shows some eyes with the irregular pupil of Mareks. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/280804/ocular-mareks-tiny-squarish-pupil-pics Many times in the eye form of Mareks, the eye will turn gray, or the pupil is not round but irregular shaped, or pinpoint.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    It looks to me like she is blind. She has a pupil, but it's a faded bluish/ gray color which means she's blind.
     
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    Thank you I have wondered if it was possible that she had had Marek's or if it was possible she had a cataract. I had looked it up and can not tell. Her other eye is completely normal. Her eyes have been that way since she has been roughly 8 months old. She is now 1 year old. It does not appear to be getting any worse though.
     
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    Those were all of the links to pictures that I could find. With the 4 different types of Mareks, they can exhibit one or more symptoms. I couldn't see the pupil clearly in your picture, but an irregularly-shaped or tiny pinpoint pupil is mosy often Mareks. Hopefully it's not that. This is from University of Florida:
    Cataracts

    A high incidence of cataracts can occur in flocks with vitamin E deficiency, avian encephalomyelitis infection, or continuous exposure to some types of artificial lighting.
     
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