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Hi i have a parrot has a Cataract (white water on his eyes)
He is a 3 weeks old
Is there a way to heal his eye or he will lose Vision fo ever?
 

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Hi; it sounds to me like maybe this chick has an eye infection. You are describing white eye exudate which sounds more like an infection. Cataracts are inside the eye.
 

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Welcome! What species of parrot do you have? It is possible to remove cataracts surgically in some cases, but this is usually reserved for larger species. Are you sure that your parrot is only three weeks old? It would be a hereditary condition if that age is correct, in which case the breeding pair that produced this offspring should not be permitted to reproduce again as this is very likely to continue happening.
 

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Can you explain more what’s going on with this bird, or take a picture?

is the white “water” on the surface of his eye, like tears; or do you mean the inside of his eye is white, or has a white spot over the colored portion?
 
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Can you explain more what’s going on with this bird, or take a picture?

is the white “water” on the surface of his eye, like tears; or do you mean the inside of his eye is white, or has a white spot over the colored portion?
 

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Welcome! What species of parrot do you have? It is possible to remove cataracts surgically in some cases, but this is usually reserved for larger species. Are you sure that your parrot is only three weeks old? It would be a hereditary condition if that age is correct, in which case the breeding pair that produced this offspring should not be permitted to reproduce again as this is very likely to continue happening.
He is a ring necked i bought it and asked about his parent and they okay
 

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Do you know whether he has white discharge or white tears from the eye? Or is the discharge or fluid clear?
is any fluid running out of his eyes?
Are both his eyes affected?

from this photo I can’t quite tell what’s going on. Those questions will help me to decide.
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Hello and welcome!
Eyes to me are always an urgent veterinarian thing....as mentioned you want to preserve sight.
This could be related to nutrition, or a fungal eye infection, that wire is a big risk of injury and secondary infection. ...

What are you feeding?
 

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i cannot see the photo well enough, but I would think he could have an eye infection or cataracts. I see a clean face but a cloudy whitened eye

If he had eye discharge, I would be more likely to think an infection.

But he needs to be seen by a vet because an eye infection can cause blindness or spread to the brain and kill the bird.

perhaps lutino ringnecks are more susceptible to cataracts?
 

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They do not have to have a discharge to have an eye infection. Tho I can't say infection, verse cataract
 

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Or corneal abrasion.
All eye stuff is seek veterinarian I'm afraid.
 

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I think you need to take your bird to an avian vet. Eye problems are serious and need specialist care and attention.
 

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Do you know whether he has white discharge or white tears from the eye? Or is the discharge or fluid clear?
is any fluid running out of his eyes?
Are both his eyes affected?

from this photo I can’t quite tell what’s going on. Those questions will help me to decide.
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No ita only inside the eye
Sorry i couldnt get a better pic because he always close this eye and its only on one eye
 

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I think you need to take your bird to an avian vet. Eye problems are serious and need specialist care and attention.
I did and he give me Eye drops but its didnt works
He said he maigh need a Surgery but its not available in my country
 

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Did you already take him to a vet in your country? You say he has eyedrops. Did you finish giving the eyedrops? Such as, if dr said to give one week 2x dayyou give that treatment for the full time?

if he does not have an eye infection he can live pretty well with a cataract. Were you given the eye drops to treat possible infection? Because I don’t see any drainage or redness; I would wonder if infection is resolved after treatment but the eye is damaged or has a cataract.

Many birds get along fine with vision in only one eye. My parrot had a full life with one eye for 24 yrs. She lived almost her full life with one eye.
 

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Did you already take him to a vet in your country? You say he has eyedrops. Did you finish giving the eyedrops? Such as, if dr said to give one week 2x dayyou give that treatment for the full time?

if he does not have an eye infection he can live pretty well with a cataract. Were you given the eye drops to treat possible infection? Because I don’t see any drainage or redness; I would wonder if infection is resolved after treatment but the eye is damaged or has a cataract.

Many birds get along fine with vision in only one eye. My parrot had a full life with one eye for 24 yrs. She lived almost her full life with one eye.
I did and give eye drops for eye infections (Probably) and use it 3 times a day for 1 week and back to him if nothing happened
And still nothing happened and he said he probably has a Cataract on his eye and vet said that we cant so the surgery my country
And we try to give food in that side of his eye and he cant see anything
So i just wanna know if there another way or cure to heal his eye or he is already lost it
 

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No. I thought it looked like a cataract and not eye infection as I saw no discharge—his face looks clean. So glad to confirm that you don’t have to worry about infection. I think a ringneck parrot is too small a bird to remove a cataract. Surgery on birds’ eyes is much more difficult with a little bird.

But a cataract in one eye is not such a big deal. He may have suffered some trauma to that eye causing the cataract to form. If he has one eye he’ll get around fine. I had a one eyed parrot for many years and she did great.
 

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No ita only inside the eye
Sorry i couldnt get a better pic because he always close this eye and its only on one eye
Keeping the eye closed is a sign of pain . I don't think cataract are painful.

I'm worried , about the wires pointing out in his cage. I hope you can trim those. With reduced vision he can injur himself.

There are veterinarians that consult globally . I will see if I find the place I had that information. Because this isn't something we can help with home remedies..eyes are serious and veterinarian care.
 

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I'm not a veterinarian, none of us can diagnose your bird on the internet from a picture.

When did the eye symptoms start? What did it look like st the beginning?



But this is what I'm worried about

Except:
" Uveitis in birds is most often associated with trauma, infections, immune-mediated diseases, and neoplasia. Blunt or sharp trauma can cause anterior or posterior uveitis and hemorrhage (hyphema). Hypopyon, fibrin clots, and damage to the scleral ossicles can also be seen. Infectious causes of uveitis include encephalomyelitis, Marek's disease, reovirus, and poxvirus. Septicemia caused by any bacterial agent can be associated with uveitis. Clinical signs of anterior uveitis include photophobia, blepharospasm, corneal edema, aqueous flare, miosis, thickening or discoloration of the iris, and anterior or posterior synchiae. With posterior uveitis there may be retinal edema, hemorrhage, or detachment, or vitreous opacity. Treatment is aimed at the underlying cause as well as reduction of inflammation. Topical antibiotics and topical anti-inflammatory agents such as flurbiprofen are often used. Caution is advised for the use of topical corticosteroids such as prednisolone, especially for prolonged treatment periods, as they can be associated with local immunosuppression and secondary infections such fungal keratitis.":
 
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