Redness and hairloss around one eye

Betuncay

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Hi everyone,

Since this morning, my cat’s one eye is very watery and closed a bit and she is scratching it. I was in meetings all day couldn’t pay my full attention to her and I realized a bald spot above her eye which wasn’t there this morning. First thing came to my mind was ring worm.

I took her to emergency vet, they did extesive tests and they said its not ringworm, possible conjunctivitis and prescribed eye drops.
I am convinced but still worried, how can this happen in 5-6 hours? Any one had similar experience? Hairs gone, its red and looks swollen too.
 

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My guess would be that she might have accidentally irritated her eye and it was bothering her, so she was scratching at it - which to me could happen in a short period of time. Conjunctivitis doesn't have to be a long brewing development, it can be the result of some sort of 'insult' to any of the tissues of the eye, including eye lids - and will cause redness, swelling, squinting, and watering.

I would wait to see if it is a recurring issue before pursuing causes more deeply. I hope the eye drops help and she is better very, very soon!
 
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