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My Siamese cat has conjunctivis in one eye.I took her to

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HI
My Siamese cat has conjunctivis in one eye.I took her to the vets,she had injections,cream for her eye twice...the had an operation where bad teeth were removed,which I was told was directly below her eye....2 months later she still has it,this morning the eye was weeping badly....and it seems the third eye that cats have has got a lot thicker..please help don't want to take her back to the same vet,cost me a lot of money for the treatment with no result
derek
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry to hear of this with Suki. There are two main consideration in such a patient. The first is that an osteomyelitis (bone infection) still exists secondary to the teeth root infections and the second is that a dacryocystitis exists and is causing the persistent ocular changes. You don't have to return to the same vet but you will need a vet - preferably a specialist veterinary ophthlamologist such as can be found here: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/ophthalmology or here: http://vetspecialists.co.uk/clinical_services/ophthalmology_service.html to investigate Suki's eye further. X-rays will be necessary to detect osteomyelitis and cannulizing and flushing Suki's tear apparatus will be necessary to resolve a dacryocystitis (infection of the lacrimal (tear) ducts and sac). I'm afraid that I don't see any alternative to yet more expense to you. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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