A friend of mine (really) found a bird on the road 4 days ago, blind, and it's eyes were swollen and crusty. She took the bird home. It's a small brown one, sparrow or finch. I told her to call a rehabber, but she was convinced she could manage it on her own. Anyway, she 'borrowed' my terramycin (that I had for a duck with an eye problem) and has been dosing this bird according to the internet. I think she's doing a fine job... BUT. As of today, she called and said that the less bad eye is almost all better, and the crustiness/swelling of the worse eye is mostly gone, but the eye looks cloudy... I told her that the bird is not necessarily blind, since my duck had a similar sounding cloudiness in her eye, and it turned out to be just that her extra eyelid was stuck in the 'up' position. Do birds like Finches and sparrows have the extra eyelid? Also, if it IS blind in that eye, can she really just let it go? What would a REAL rehabber do? ps. It's living in a shed, in a birdcage and is eating and drinking fine.