Eye Emergencies in Pets | First Coast Veterinary Emergency Center

Eye Emergencies

Animal Emergency Care information

The Signs:

Squinting, discharge or tearing, redness, swelling, bleeding, difference in pupil size, sensitive to light

Take Action:

If you notice an obvious laceration or foreign object in or around the eye, seek veterinary care immediately. DO NOT attempt to bandage the laceration or remove the object. If your pet was exposed to a chemical irritant, debris, or dirt, you may flush the eyes out with a sterile saline solution prior to seeking veterinary care. Eye injuries and infections can become worse quickly. An immediate diagnosis and treatment is critical to preserve your pet’s eyesight.


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