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Cherry eye?

Molly.b

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Hello,
I spotted this on my girls eye a couple of weeks ago. I first treated her with a basic eye drop that basically cleans the eye (nothing really changed).
She seems so normal in herself, still eating, drinking, pooping.
It doesn’t seem to be bothering her as she isn’t scratching it. I’ve done a bit of research and I can’t tell whether this is the start of cherry eye or something else? does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
Many thanks xIMG_1096.PNG
 

Wiebke

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Hello,
I spotted this on my girls eye a couple of weeks ago. I first treated her with a basic eye drop that basically cleans the eye (nothing really changed).
She seems so normal in herself, still eating, drinking, pooping.
It doesn’t seem to be bothering her as she isn’t scratching it. I’ve done a bit of research and I can’t tell whether this is the start of cherry eye or something else? does anyone have an idea of what it could be?
Many thanks xView attachment 164813
Hi!

Please have your piggy vet checked for a potentially infected tear gland or conjunctivitis, which causes the gland to prolapse.
Guinea pigs don't get 'cherry eye' like some other species because they don't have a third eye lid although it looks similar.
 

Molly.b

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Hi!

Please have your piggy vet checked for a potentially infected tear gland or conjunctivitis, which causes the gland to prolapse.
Guinea pigs don't get 'cherry eye' like some other species because they don't have a third eye lid although it looks similar.
Thank you! Will book one tomorrow x
 
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