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So earlier today we noticed Blueberry's eye looked a bit funny and throughout the day it got progressively worse. I just went to check on him and it's all red and he seems to struggle with keeping it open. I've checked multiple times and there doesn't seem to be anything in it. He has a dodgy eye anyway with an extra skin thing on it and does get hay stuck in it often. Any idea what is wrong with eye?
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Hi!

Please have him seen by a vet soon as possible; ideally as an out-of-hours case if you can or first thing tomorrow morning.
It looks like something has rammed into the conjunctiva above the eyeball. Hopefully the eyeball is unharmed; but it looks rather sore and painful!
Eye injuries, especially to the eyeball, deteriorate rather quickly but they also generally heal well once treated. Eye treatment is the same for all common pet species, so any halfway decent general vet should do. Eye injuries are usually treated as a priority by vet clinics; most will make space for seeing them as promptly as possible.

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Hi!

Please have him seen by a vet soon as possible; ideally as an out-of-hours case if you can or first thing tomorrow morning.
It looks like something has rammed into the conjunctiva above the eyeball. Hopefully the eyeball is unharmed; but it looks rather sore and painful!
Eye injuries, especially to the eyeball, deteriorate rather quickly but they also generally heal well once treated. Eye treatment is the same for all common pet species, so any halfway decent general vet should do. Eye injuries are usually treated as a priority by vet clinics; most will make space for seeing them as promptly as possible.

How to contact a vet out of hours
Accessing veterinary care during coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment

All the best!
Thank you so much!
 

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Don't forget to let us know how you get on.
He does need a vet asap, but the good news is that caught early eye problems usually clear up pretty quickly.
 

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Update :)
So I'm unable to take him to the vets today as I don't have a method of transportation, but his eye is much clearer today and he is able to opening it fully and it isnt't causing him distress :)
 

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Update :)
So I'm unable to take him to the vets today as I don't have a method of transportation, but his eye is much clearer today and he is able to opening it fully and it isnt't causing him distress :)

Is there somebody else who can take him to the vet for you? It really does need to be seen by a vet regardless of how much he can open it today. Eyes are urgent and do need checking ASAP.
 

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Is there somebody else who can take him to the vet for you? It really does need to be seen by a vet regardless of how much he can open it today. Eyes are urgent and do need checking ASAP.
I am trying to find a way to be able to take him as soon as I can! I am aware that eyes deteriorate easily and so I'm trying my best :)
 

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Really hope you can get to a vet very soon, that looks very ouch for the poor lad. Eyes are definitely something that need treatment quickly as said so hope you can get there ASAP. Healing vibes from us too.
 

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Have you been able to get to a vet? It's so worrying. I found daisy with a lump on her face that's come up overnight and just sat in the car while the vet sees her at the minute.
 
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