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Removal Of Eye Post Op Advice

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Bobalicious

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Hi,

Just after a bit of advice if possible please. In January I bought two boar guinea pigs from pets at home, 2 weeks after having them one of my guinea pigs developed a nasty eye infection and it resulted in him having his eye removed late January. He lost a lot of weight (went down to 580 grams) but since his op he has gradually got stronger and stronger and is now 878 grams. He is 6 months old.

He's been absolutely fine ever since the op and healed really well and the rest introducing with his brother went well. Everything has been fine, eating and drinking lots, happy boy popping all over the place.

I got home from work today and noticed a little puss weeping from where his eye used to be. It's been almost 3 months now and no problems. I just bathed the eye in salt water and he didn't seem in pain and happily let me do it and is now tucking into some spring greens and pellets as we speak so hasn't lost his appetite.

Should I be concerned? I find it weird how it's been fine the last 3 months and now there seems to be a little puss. He seems totally fine in himself though?

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I would definitely call the vet if you can't get it soon. If it was stitched shut it is possible there is an abcess in the socket and you certainly don't want to risk an infection getting worse or septic (spreading to the blood) hopefully it will be an easy fix but I would most definitely see a vet. Better now than wait till it's worse and regret not having done it sooner.
 

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The wound was left open slightly for drainage and he went back and vets were all happy and it healed really really well. That's why I'm confused because the hair has grown over and all looks ok. I'm wondering whether this is a seperate issue? He seems totally fine in himself and before when he had the problem he wasn't at all
 

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The wound was left open slightly for drainage and he went back and vets were all happy and it healed really really well. That's why I'm confused because the hair has grown over and all looks ok. I'm wondering whether this is a seperate issue? He seems totally fine in himself and before when he had the problem he wasn't at all
I would contact the vet clinic and speak to them. It can be that a bit of infection has developed in the eye cavity. The eye may need flushing for while and your boy may need a spot of antibiotic to clear everything, but it should not be a major thing.
 

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My neutered boy Rufus also had to have his eye removed. Some people suggest the eye socket should not be sewn shut to allow it to drain, but Rufus's was and I've had two months of continuous back and forth at the vet as he still has green gunk seeping out. Bayril and Septrin do nothing. I'm now waiting for a swab sample result from the lab to confirm what type of bacteria it actually is for the vet to ascertain the correct type of antibiotic. He didn't have an abscess behind the eye when they removed it, so this is probably just an infection that hasn't cleared up yet and sounds similar to what your piggie has. One thing I would suggest though is use a dilute hibiscrub to clean the eye socket twice a day as this is certainly helping Rufus too.
 
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