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Swollen & Red Eye

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Renae, 2/7/10.

  1. Danita

    Danita Ripping up the road Super Administrator Chief Beak Avenue Veteran

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    Susanne, that little tiel's eye looks so sore :(
     
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  2. Renae

    Renae Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month

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    Okay, I am writing this down now. I am pretty sure I'll be able to get that, don't see why I wouldn't be able to!
     
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  3. srtiels

    srtiels Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue

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    Danita, once I got the yucky stuff out from under the eye membrane it improved rather quickly. And the Optique solution helped with lessening the redness.

    If left unattended over a week or two the mass would have swelled to 1/8" in size, and have looked like a tumor. I have seen some birds where the mass was so huge that it forced the eye closed. Owners wouldn't take them to the vet, and an inexperienced vet is going to put the bird on antibioics, which does not correct the problem. When I see someones pet bird like this I show them how to express the stuff from the eye, and how to clean it, and send them to the vet for an eye drop solution.
     
  4. srtiels

    srtiels Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue

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    Renae, good luck and keep us posted.
     
  5. Renae

    Renae Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month

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    I will!

    I am wondering if it's conjunctivitis now.. one of my eyes is starting to 'clog up' and it's really, really itchy. :( I've been washing my hands really well, but obviously not well enough.
     
  6. WingedVictory

    WingedVictory Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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  7. srtiels

    srtiels Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue

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    Ranae,

    How is he doing?

    One other thing, especially with tiels, that can inflame or irrate the eye is giradia. Giarida interfers with nutrient absorption, especially beta-caotene which the body converts to useable Vit A. This nutrient is essential for healthy membranes, such as the eye tissue.
     
  8. baby_grl4lyfe90

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    I have a cockatiel she may have scratched her eye its swollen, anything I can do to help it till I can get her to the vet?
     
  9. Echolicious

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    Guys .

    My bird has any eye injury too . He's a 5 year old alex. I took him to get his nails and wings done and I guess they accidently hot his eye . Ofcourse they won't accept it -.- anyways his eye is hurting him and he keeps closing it . I keep reading saline drops are the best . Can anyone show me a picture of a good brand of saline drops ? I have contact lenses solution (optifresh) but I'm not sure if that's safe . If anyone can recommend any safe saline drops is appreciate it . Thank you.
     
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    Is equate saline solution for contact lenses okay to use for my Alexs eye ?
     

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