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Is she squinting or rubbing the eye?
Does she seem lethargic or off her food?
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I can see her eyelid does look a little pink and inflamed and that there is some discharge from her tear duct.
The most likely reason for this would be a bacterial or viral conjunctivitis and cats often experience this when their body is under some stress (like in Peaches case, due to the house move).
We would also consider some irritation due to e.g. dust in the air or new pollen in the area, which may be causing a mild reaction.
At home, we should gently bathe the eye with cotton wool and warm water.
If she were to start rubbing the eye, we should use a buster collar to protect it.
A vet check is sensible, so we can stain the eye for any ulcers and flush it to remove any debris.
The vet may well prescribe some topical antibiotics for her.
No problem at all and wishing the beautiful Peaches all the very best.
If there is anything else, please let me know.