Chester’s Red & Bluish Eyes

Chester’s eyes, the white part became red few months ago but it got better. Recently the redness came back. When he has red eyes, there will be mucus and crust formed. Also few months ago I also noticed Chester’s eyes is kinda bluish. Initially I thought it’s because of light reflection but I keep seeing it and that worries me.

As a result of the crust and mucus built up at the edge of the eyes, there are some black streak pattern there where the two eyes meet at the center.

So two weeks ago Chester visited the pet clinic. For the redness, doc diagnosed his condition as blepharitis which can be due to bacteria infection. However for his cloudy/hazy/bluish eyes condition, doc can only guess it’s either old age (nuclear sclerosis) or he has more serious condition such as cataract.

Chester has completed his antibiotics and eye ointment. Thankfully the blepharitis is healed.

Tomorrow Chester will see a pet ophthalmologist for his cloudy/hazy/bluish eyes. Wish us luck.

p/s: Both his eyes had blepharitis and are bluish.

Update 14th June 2014:
The ophthalmologist said Chester has nuclear sclerosis for the cloudy/hazy/bluish eyes due to aging. Fhewww. Thank God it’s not something serious. We noticed the redness of his eyes is coming back and the doc told me to bring him to her when that occur. She also told me to take notice of Chester’s surrounding such as new furniture, new floor detergent and so on which can make the eyes red. She checked his eyes for pressure and tear duct and they return normal. This checking is for glaucoma and dry eyes condition.

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  • Reply Dawn June 17, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Amy, do watch out for Chester’s eyes.

    Cooper started off with what you described. Then he had a growth on the right corner of his eye. The vet said it was fatty tissue. He also had tearing and later on it was bloody and the white part of the eye was red. If I knew it was eye tumor which was eye cancer, I would have did more for him. I so believed what the vet said. πŸ™

    The vet told me too the bluish film is due to old age.

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 17, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Hi Dawn, thanks for letting me know. I check on his eyes daily. Worry.

      Did you brought Cooper to ophthalmologist or regular doc for the eyes check up?

  • Reply Dawn June 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    No I didn’t. We trusted the vet so much that he confirmed and assured us it was just fatty tissue thingy. Cooper didn’t paw his eye that much either. He was as energetic and was himself, nothing of the ordinary. I should have gone to a different vet to have the lumps (supposely fatty tissues) looked at. I am more alert now since what had happened to Cooper. Poor boy, I felt so bad.

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Hi Dawn, I’ll keep all this in mind. Thank you. I think we should see a few vets for their opinions when problem like these arises. Let’s keep our furry friends healthy and happy. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ld August 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Where is the ophthalmologist located?

    • Reply Che-Cheh August 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      This ophthalmologist is not based at one location. The doctor goes to several clinics. When I brought Chester to see her, it was at USJ. Sometimes she’s at another clinic in Puchong (from what I heard).

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