Her eye wouldn't open! HELP!

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  1. My 7 month old kitten Bella usually has watery eyes lately. She also gets that dried up crap in her eyes & i always clean them but today she was napping & i kinda woke her but then i noticed she couldn't open her right eye. It was tightly shut while the other eye was wide open. After i tried to get her up to see more & it slowly opened but not all the way. Now a few hour have passed & its looking more normal but i'm still very worried. Has this ever happend to anyone? I think earlier to that, i had cleaned the crust from her eyes & now i'm scared if i poked her?! I have 2 other kittens but i have never seen them be violent towards each to each other & they were sleeping at the time so i don't think they scratched her. Also, while she napped about an hour later, i was looking at her and that eye seemed to be shut very tight again but not the other one!

    I think i'm going to take her to the vet tomorrow.

    Edit: she just walked in the room & her eye looks normal now but i'm still worried!
     
  2. Get her to the vet soon in case it's infected - I hope she recovers quickly.
     
  3. She seems ok now! I'm just happy to see both big beautiful eyes but i'm still worried & will take her!
     
  4. Yeh it might be a good idea so they can figure out why her eyes are watery - maybe something is irritating them?
     
  5. Any time there is something wrong with a pet's eye, you need to get them into the vet ASAP. When I worked as a vet tech, these kinds of things were given priority. It may be something as simple as she had something in her eye, but it could be something more serious like a scratched cornea. Better safe than sorry.
     
  6. I had that happen to one of mine when he had a terrible cold. His eye got stuck together. Maybe she's got a viral infection that has settled in her eye. I'd get to the vet asap! Hope she's ok! hugs.
     
  7. I would definitely get her to the vet. Hopefully some ointment will clear that right up. If ever her eye is stuck shut you can grab a washcloth and wet it with some warm water. Very gently wipe her eye. One of my cats had an eye infection. It cleared in about 3 days with some eye ointment.