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What is Cloudy Eye?

Though eye disease is less common in cats than dogs, you should rush to the vet as soon as you can if your cat’s eye or eyes appear cloudy. Since cloudy eye is symptomatic of a number of serious eye conditions, immediate veterinary attention should be sought in order to ensure the best prognosis for your cat’s sight.

A cloudy eye is symptomatic of several eye diseases in cats. These include, but are not limited to: corneal ulceration, keratitis, cataracts, and glaucoma. A number of diseases of the cornea and lens may be characterized by cloudy eyes. There are secondary non-infectious causes as well, such as exposure to certain toxins or chemicals.

Symptoms of Cloudy Eye in Cats

Seek immediate veterinary attention if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Rubbing the eyes
  • Excess tear production
  • Light sensitivity
  • Signs of pain
  • Squinting and rapid blinking
  • One eye appears larger than the other
  • Discharge
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Fever
  • Sneezing

Causes of Cloudy Eye in Cats

There are several causes of cloudy eye in cats. Primary causes include disease, which may also involve secondary, noninfectious causes such as trauma and exposure to chemicals. Each cause is described in-depth below.

Corneal Ulceration

Corneal ulcers can occur for a number of reasons, such as blunt trauma to the eye, exposure to chemicals, or infection. Ulcers in the cornea form when the epithelium, a thin layer of protective cells, is fully penetrated. Tears enter the stroma, underneath the epithelium, which is responsible for the cloudy appearance of the eyes.

Keratitis

This condition is characterized by corneal inflammation and swelling. Keratitis may be attributed to a number of secondary causes, such as infection and injury. Keratitis is often caused by the feline herpesvirus.

Cataracts

While cataracts are more common in older animals, cats typically develop cataracts due to inflammation or trauma to the lens rather than old age. (However, old age and other diseases may cause cataracts.) Cataracts are characterized by cloudy eye and partial to full vision loss.

Glaucoma

This irreversible disease occurs when the aqueous fluid within the eye stops draining properly. This buildup of fluid causes pressure on the optic nerve, causing nerve damage. This nerve damage will seriously impair your cat’s vision. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms manifest, partial vision loss has already occurred.

Diagnosis of Cloudy Eye in Cats

Your vet will make a tentative diagnosis based on a thorough physical examination, complete medical history, and presentation of symptoms. Be sure to inform your vet of the extent and duration of your cat’s symptoms, as well as any previous history of eye problems or traumatic injury that you know of.

Your vet can reach a definitive diagnosis through a number of tests, and will choose the most appropriate method based on the suspected disease or cause. These tests may include: corneal stain, cell culture, microscopic examination of corneal tissue, and the use of a tonometer (administering a puff of air to the eye to test intraocular pressure).

Treatment of Cloudy Eye in Cats

Treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. 

Corneal ulcerations and keratitis are typically treated with antibiotic and/or pain relief eye drops and ointments. Antibiotic treatments will have to be administered several times a day, around every four to six hours. Pain relief drops or ointments are administered less frequently, from every twelve to forty-eight hours. If the keratitis is caused by the feline herpes virus, treatment may be more invasive.

Cataracts, though irreversible, may be managed by treating a secondary cause of the condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Cataracts are often corrected with surgery, which is successful for most cases. This surgery takes about one hour, and involves removing the cataracts and implanting a synthetic lens.

There is no cure for glaucoma; treatment is palliative, or done to relieve the cat’s pain rather than curing the underlying condition. Your vet may prescribe steroids and special eye drops to reduce inflammation and pressure. These may slow the progression of vision loss.

Your vet will be able to advise you on a treatment and recovery plan – or refer you to an ophthalmologist – based on your cat’s needs.

Recovery of Cloudy Eye in Cats

Recovery and prognosis will vary depending on the severity of the condition and effectiveness of treatment. Always follow your vet’s post-treatment or post-operative instructions carefully. It is imperative that you administer antibiotic medications for the entire recommended duration of treatment even if the condition starts to improve. Failure to do so could result in aggressive recurrence or loss of sight.

Corneal ulcerations and keratitis tend to heal within three to five days with treatment. Some ulcers caused by infection may take longer to heal. Your vet will advise you based on your cat’s symptoms.

For cataracts and glaucoma, your vet may schedule follow-up appointments as needed to monitor the condition. If the cloudy eye is not improving or seems to be getting worse despite treatment, contact your vet immediately.

Cloudy Eye Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

??? Angel
???? Siamese
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Cloudy pupil
Vomiting
Sneeze

I cant afford a vet i cant even get shots for him yet. Ive felt something is wrong with him for 2 weeks in the last week he has hadlike 4 days of really foul smelling and loose stool. Hes never not used his litter box 4 days ago he didnt. It looks possibly one of his pupils is getting cloudy and 2 weeks ago i thought the skin around them was redder than usual and just now he threw up it was pink colored and he has sneezed like 4 times that i know of but he doesnt leave my side. I rarely leave the house.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Unfortunately, it does sound like Angel may have some problems that need medical attention, especially if these things haven't gotten better over the last 2 weeks. Without seeing him, I can't diagnose what might be happening with him. Many clinics offer a 'free first exam' that would allow you to have him seen, or there may be lower cost clinics in your area. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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Penny
mixed
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Gray eyes. Eyes not clear

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

Rescued a 6 wk old kitten who was lethargic, dehydrated, upper respiratory issues, eyes glued shut from infection. Examining one eye, pus shot out. Put her on iv fluids, Clavamox. It's been 2 weeks, she is fine, however, her eyes are cloudy with a gray colored film. Thoughts?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Keratitis may occur secondary to a bacterial eye infection, it is important to monitor the eye to see if there are any further changes, but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine whether or not there is keratitis or if there is another underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sassy
Ca
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

Medication Used

none

My cat looks like she has a film over part of her left eye. She doesn't act like its bothering her. She shows no sings of discomfort but last night was the first time i have noticed this

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Sassy I cannot say whether or not there is a cause to be alarmed, however you should monitor her eye(s) for the time being and if the ‘film’ is still present you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the possible cause and whether or not any treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nyla
Shorthaired
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sluggish

My cat has a cloudy but does not seem to be in any pain. I am really worried from what I have Googled there are so many possibilities.

Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/cloudy-eye

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are indeed many causes for a cloudy eye. This is not something to be ignored, and he should be seen by a veterinarian to have his eyes examined. Nyla may have a systemic disease, or a problem with his eye that needs to be treated. I hope that all goes well.

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Carrie
Mixed/American Shorthair
Two Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye
Unusally playful
Squints eye a lot
Goes from playful to sleepy quickly
mood swings

My cat was incorrectly diagnosed with cherry eye in her left eye. We took her to get a second opinion and there wasn't really a direct diagnoses. The reason she didn't have cherry eye was because instead of having one smooth lump of third eyelid (I think that's what it is), it was in pieces almost. They just gave us some medicine to help. It is now almost cleared up.

Her right eye has now become cloudy and a totally different green than her other eye. She squints with that eye more and is much more playful than before. I'm worried she's losing sight or it's causing her pain which makes her more playful and more prone to lash out at me.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There may be various different causes for cloudy eye in cats and without examining Carrie I cannot determine whether the cloudiness is affecting the lens or cornea, it would be best to visit the second Veterinarian for an examination especially since the other eye is being affected. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Okay, thank you! I did notice that there is some red in the corner of her eye close to her nose.

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Laddu
stray
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fell 2 months ago from 2nd floor

My cats eye fluid has turned cloudy in a day, no inflammation, no discharge, no visible abrasion to the outer surface of his eye. The milkyness is getting worse by the hour. His eye was clear two days ago but he has been shaking his head intermittently. He is playing normally and isn’t seeming put out by his eye

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Inflammation in the eye can be caused by infection, trauma, and systemic diseases. Cloudiness of the eye is always something to pay attention to, and it would be best to have Laddu seen as soon as possible to have his eye and general health evaluated. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Tommy
normal
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eyes with ulcer not seeing
Cloudy eyes with ulcer not seeing n

Hi, my stray cat became sick had fever and eye and mose discharging and eyes cloudy i went to doctor he gave him antibiotic and told me give him any drops for eyes one of the facebook cats group told me give him tobradex which made his eyes worse and more cloudy
I went to other doctor private one she said it is bec if tobradex which made is eyes worse as he had ulcers in both eyes
I m worried and scared that he will not see again

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the Veterinarian suspects that there is an ulcer, a fluorescein test should be done to look at the integrity of the cornea; without examining Tommy myself I cannot say if there is an infection, ulcer, trauma or combination of them. I would recommend a fluorescein test to check the cornea and a general examination of the eye to determine any other cause of cloudy eyes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jojo
Not sure
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy squinting tearing

My cat hit herself on the head and now her eye is squinting and her eye is cloudy/tearing. And now I don’t know what to do because this has happened before but this time it seems like she’s in much more pain and I can’t bare to see her like this.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any head injury should be seen by a Veterinarian to check for any brain injury; if the eye is watery it may be due to the trauma or other cause. You should flush the eye out with sterile saline and apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to be on the safe side; but it would also be best to visit your Veterinarian to check Jojo for signs of brain injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Blackjack
tabby
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic, not eating,

I switched my cats wet food from friskies to blue buffalo Friday night, he started throwing up later that night and Saturday. He drinks little water but won’t eat, he is very lethargic and won’t move much. I’ve started hand feeding him water and kayo syrup. Not much.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Whether Blackjack isn't tolerating the new food, or if there was a problem with that batch of food, or if he is having a problem unrelated to his food, given the problems that he is having, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to have him examined. They'll be able to look at him, determine what might be going on, and give him any treatments that he may need. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Nelson
Bengal, maybe mix
11 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Only visual

I've adopted a 10 months old bengal (with no papers)lately and noticed that he is pretty wild and his eyes look wild, shining more and cloudy (we are still in process of training him). I didn't observe any vision issues. Is it possible that his eyes are just different from regular domestic cats?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes for cloudy eyes, some of which cause no vision issues or other health problems. You should keep an eye on Nelson for the time being but would be good to pop into your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side one day. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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James
Mixed breed
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eyes cloudy

Both of my cats eyes appear cloudy. One looks more cloudy than the other. The cloudier eye is open and the less cloudy eye is partially shut. He does not appear to be in any pain or discomfort. Do I need to see a vet urgently (emergency weekend vet) or can I wait until the vets reopen after the weekend? His brother appeared to have a small amount of cloudiness in one eye but this has now gone.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cloudy eyes can be caused by a number of things, including infection, inflammation, corneal ulcers, or systemic disease. Since eye problems can get worse quite quickly, it would be a good idea to have James examined as soon as possible to determine what might be going on and what treatment may help him. I hope that both cats are okay!

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Ghardaïa
tabby
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Feline Herpes
Enlarged Eyeball
Cloudy eyes

I am Adopting a 6 month old cat from a sanctuary on Monday. She is blind. The sanctuary said she has feline herpes that caused the blindness. Her eyes are cloudy, with the exception of the inner corner of the right eye. Her left eye is slightly larger than the other. It’s not that I don’t believe the sanctuary’s diagnosis, but they are all volunteers, and a second opinion would be helpful. Assuming her infection did cause this, Is her blindness reversible? She came to the sanctuary this way about 3 months ago. What treatment methods, if any, are available? Thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Ghardaia, I unfortunately can't comment on what might be going on with her eyes, but you are justified in being concerned. Since you are considering adopting her, it would be a good idea to have an examination with a veterinarian, so that they can assess her eye condition and give you an idea as to what might be involved. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Christmas
Mix
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vision Difficulty

We have a male feral cat that has lived on our porch for the last 2+ years. We can only get within about 3 feet of him before he runs. I feed him daily and he has a covered box w/an electric blanket to sleep in at night. I spray cat flea spray around his area every few months and put the pill for worms in his food once a year. He is deaf and now appears to have problems seeing. One of his eyes looks a little cloudy, but otherwise he looks fine. I know nothing about him, except his ear is clipped so I believe he is a catch and release. We have tried to catch him in a cage, in the past, but have not been able to do so. I do not want to try this again in fear he will leave. Is there anything I can do to help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various conditions which will cause the eye to turn cloudy including cataracts, lenticular sclerosis, corneal disorders among other disorders; without having Christmas examined it is not possible to confirm any diagnosis, it may be just some changes due to old age but without an examination I cannot be certain. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dusty
Rescue
11 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat's eye has turned cloudy and he is holding eye half shut, but is not in any sort of pain that we can tell. he does not have any symptoms too. We can't take him to a vet, so are there any at home treatments we could try? Also, he has two other siblings that he lives with and plays with that might of scratched him but is very unlikely. please respond soon!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Dusty should have veteirnary care. If his eye is cloudy, he may have a bacterial infection, or a corneal ulcer that needs to be treated. Eye infections can quickly become more severe, and a veterinarian can identify what is going on and get appropriate therapy for her.

dusty is better. we only had to put eye drops in his eyes and he was better and we did not have to take him to a vet

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Red
Cat
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Eye irritation
Scab on upper nose

Noticed this morenong that his left eye was a little cloudy. And looks like he is having a hard time keeping it open. Last night it was fine. His brother and him play a lot so could he have got scratched.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you suspect that Red got into a fight with his brother you should flush the eye out with sterile saline and then apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to the eye on a regular basis (as instructed on the product). If there is no improvement over the weekend you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination of the eye to determine whether the cloudiness is something to be concerned about or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jack
tabby
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Slight Blinking

Hi. My kitten of 6 months of age I noticed last night of some cloudniess in his left eye. It is very little but I noticed it when we were playing and you can only really tell it’s here from further away and when it hits certain light. No real sysmptoms at this point but it is concerning. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for cloudy eyes, some causes affect vision whilst other causes have no affect; you should keep an eye on both eyes to look for any signs of improvement or a worsening of symptoms as well as looking out for other symptoms. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a check of intraocular pressure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Batty
Cornish Rex
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vision loss

Medication Used

none

My one-eyed, 17 year old Cornish Rex cat has suddenly appeared with her remainjng eye that is partially red with a very large pupil. It also looks a little cloudy. She is not in pain and acting normal (purring, eating) BUT She is having trouble seeing and walking into walls. Her other eye was surgically removed about 7 years ago because she had an ocular malignancy. Can you help me?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for a dilated pupil which may include glaucoma, uveitis, poisoning, trauma among other causes; since Batty has a history of ocular issues you should visit your Veterinarian to measure the intraocular pressure and to examine the eye with an ophthalmoscope. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mr whiskers
Tiger tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye with no other symptoms

My cat over night developed a cloudy eye he's acting normal its not gross and doesn't seem to bother him. His sister whole they have not been around each other since they were 3 weeks old just had to be put down she had fip. Could he have it and would this be a possible effect? There's nothing worse wrong with him beside his eye being cloudy

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Mr. Whiskers should be checked out by your veterinarian. FIP can cause uveitis, or cloudy eyes, but so can many other conditions that may be curable. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and give him any treatment that might be appropriate. I hope that he does well.

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Luna
American Shorthair
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudiness

Hi! My 8 month old cat Luna developed some cloudiness in her left eye today. She's keeping it half shut most of the time but isn't complaining or rubbing at her eye. Is this worth seeing the vet? I'm planning to wait it out a day or two unless that's foolish, but she doesn't seem to be in any pain and there is no discharge.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be worth having a check up for Luna at your veterinarian, as cats can get corneal ulcers, infections, or other complications with their eyes that need to be treated sooner vs. later. I'm glad that she isn't uncomfortable, but it would be better to to have her seen sooner rather that later. I hope that all goes well with her!

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Garffy
ginger
18 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye ,bulging,blood shot

Hi our female cats right eye is cloudy and blood shorty and larger than the left.she is eating and her normal playful self,is it worth taking her to see a vet?As she is very old.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I do think it would be a good idea to have Garffy seen by a veterinarian, as that eye might be painful, and the veterinarian will be able to examine her and determine the best course of treatment given her age and health status. I hope that she is okay.

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Lottie
Unknown
9 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Head Swelling
Head Shaking
Cloudy eye
Squinting
Head Tilt

My cat has recently had one of her eyes get very cloudy and strange looking. It doesn’t always have the same size pupil as her normal eye now and it’s a weird type of cloudiness that reflects light and makes her pupil not look black. Also the other night she was sitting and kept nodding her head back and to the side of the cloudy eye about three times on a row and then would stop and start again.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Different sized pupils and cloudiness to her eye could be caused by a number of things, including neurologic disease, parasites, infection, infectious disease, or trauma. It would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible to have her examined. They might recommend some blood tests to try and determine the cause, and they will be able to recommend a treatment plan for her to try and clear up her problem. I hope that everything goes well for Lottie.

My cat is about 3 months old, and one of his eyes is a tad cloudier than the other. That is the only symptom so far, should we go see a vet? I am really short on money for a trip that expensive right now

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Tiki
American Shorthair
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

none

My three-year-old cat Tiki has started showing signs of cloudy eyes over the past year. She is not showing any symptoms of drainage, sensitive to light, blinking a lot and sneezing.
What would you recommend?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there are no symptoms apart from the cloudy eyes, I would keep an eye on things until your next appointment with your Veterinarian; however if there are other symptoms (question wasn’t clear) I would visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine if the cause is something to be concerned about or not. It may be just a condition called lenticular sclerosis which doesn’t affect vision and is more cosmetic than anything, but without examining Tiki I cannot say for sure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/lenticular-sclerosis

Our cat Kinzy has cloudy eyes & no other symptoms as well. It has been going on about a year. I will take her to the vet to see what can be done if anything. I have never seen this before.

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He doesn't have one yet
American Shorthair
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Runny eyes
Post-nasal drip
Watery eyes

This is not actually about a cloudy eye problem, but I saw the message for free advice, and I really need it. We have an 8 week old kitten that has an upper respiratory infection (cold/virus), with a runny nose and runny, watery eyes, sneezing, and what we think is similar to post-nasal drip in people. He had developed an infection in its eye, and now it has developed what looks like a green bubble of pus attached to the front of the eyeball. It also looks like there is an ulcer-like hole behind it on the eyeball. The green bubble looks like it could get caught between his eyelids when he closes his eye - it sort of sticks out a little past the eyelids when the eye is open. However, when he closes the eye, it never does get stuck. I'm also worried about him rubbing or scratching it and if it pops, it could gush pus. We've been keeping it clean and flushing it daily with lukewarm clean water. Other than this bubble and ulcer behind it, the eye infection and the kitten himself, seem better. I'm just worried about him losing his eye. Please help me to know what to do.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. The kitten should really see a veterinarian. Kittens can develop problems with their eyes secondary to respiratory infections that can permanently damage their eyes. They usually resolve quite quickly with the right medical treatment. I hope that he is okay.

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Albert
Maine Coon
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eyes

My cat is around 11 years old and over the past year his eyes have been slowly getting cloudy, with no other symptoms. I think it may just be old age causing cataracts because the progression has been so slow, should I bring him into the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Albert's eyes are becoming cloudy, it may be normal aging changes, with the lens developing thickening, but it may be in infection in his eye if the front chamber if becoming cloudy. Since I cannot examine him, it would be a good idea to book an appointment and have a good physical exam for him, to make sure that the changes are normal, and not a sign of a problem. I hope that everything goes well for him!

Hello, over the past couple years I've noticed my cats eyes becoming cloudy. She is roughly about 3 years of age.
Now they are at the point where they are very cloudy but she is not showing any symptoms from the list provided above.
She is not sensitive to light, not sneezing a lot, not having any abnormal discharge.

What would you recommend?

Thank you kindly!
-Angel

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Lenny
Red tabby DSH
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye. Low weight.

I have two barn cats just under 2 years old who are seen annually by a vet, are not kept inside, and visit with humans daily so they are not feral. One of the cats has always had a hard time keeping weight on, and I always offer extra servings of grain free dry or wet food when his brother is not around, but if my day gets busy and I forget, he seems to look gaunt. Recently I noticed one eye is cloudy in the pupal. I'm planning to bring this up to the vet when she comes and gives the annual vaccinations but I was wondering if you could suggest some things that may be happening to this cat so I can prepare myself. Some background, these cats came from a farm with a highly inbred population, they are smaller than average cats to begin with, the cat having issues seems to have a healthy appetite, no excessive thirst, and is a great hunter (mice, moles, even got a rabbit), he has always been a little head shy but the eye that is cloudy doesn't seem to cause him pain when touched and there also is no discharge. The eye looks exactly like the cat in the picture on this forum. Any thoughts would be helpful, thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various reasons for an eye to turn cloudy and may be due to cataracts, glaucoma, nuclear sclerosis, poisoning (normally both eyes are affected) and other conditions; if the eye isn’t causing any pain or discomfort I would just keep an eye on things during the festive season and have your Veterinarian take a look in the new year. Without an examination and a general check I cannot tell you if you should be concerned or not. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chance
Maine Coon
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Our 7 month old cat has been acting blah all day and has had one eye closed like it’s bothering him. Once he does open it, it’s a bit cloudy. Nothing alarming but enough to notice the difference. He’s eating, but only a little and has slept most of the day. Not being his usual energetic self.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be that Chance is having an off day, however there is the risk that Chance may be suffering from an infection (FIP), poisoning, hormonal conditions among other causes; you should keep an eye on her but ideally given her age take her into your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abby
American Shorthair
9 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye

My kitten Abby has a cloudy eye. It doesn’t seem to affect her but I’m worried it may affect her vision. Is there anything I can do for her or do I need to be concerned about it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for cloudy eye, some are serious and others aren’t; given Abby’s age I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian as many non serious causes of cloudy eyes normally occur in much older cats (eight or nine years plus) so it would be useful to rule out other causes to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Crouton
tabby
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Irritation
Not jumping or moving as much
Change in attitude

I believe my cat scratched his eye a few days ago. He is still squinting the affected eye more than the other. He has become more reserved and seems almost week.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Make sure that the eye is clean and with no injuries or anything else; you can apply eye drops like Vetericyn but you should also visit your Veterinarian if Crouton is lethargic or weak as there may be something more serious like a head injury or something else. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gracie
mixed
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Medication Used

Prednisolone

My vet said Gracies right eye was little cloudy,and they gave her a steroid eye drop,,but not seeing any results,Is this a good med, or can I get something else

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends on the cause of the cloudiness, it is possible that the cause is cataracts or some else sinister; but there are other causes like lenticular sclerosis which is usually nothing to be concerned about. It is important that the underlying cause is determined so that treatment or management can be given if necessary. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/cataracts-how-uncover-imposter-lenticular-sclerosis

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Skrimpy
Cat
11
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye

11 yr old cat who seems to not be in any kind of pain. Over the past few weeks I have noticed his left eye becoming cloudy. No drainage or 3rd eyelid appearing. And he also seems to be able to see just as well aa he always has.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of cloudy eye including cataracts, glaucoma, trauma, nuclear sclerosis among other causes; you should really get Skrimpy’s eyes checked by your Veterinarian to determine if there is something more serious like glaucoma going on but otherwise keep an eye on it and look for other symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maggie
Tuxedo
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

cloudy right eye

Our 12 yr old cat had 2 back molars and one front canine tooth removed a week ago. She was given an antibiotic shot, and we were sent home with liquid pain medication. After the 4th day, her right eye has become cloudy. We took her to the vet; her mouth is healing. There is a little light getting into the one eye. She is not showing pain in her eye, or tearing. They are suggesting an ophthalmologist, but I am hesitant. She has already been traumatized by the surgery, and she is 12. Prior to surgery, she had no issues with her eyes. Because of her age, etc., I am thinking of not pursuing extensive procedures, unless you thought she might just need some eye drops. I have not seen anything online that addresses this. Thank you very much for your thoughts.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most commonly cloudiness of the eye in cats is used by uveal inflammation (inflammation of the iris); this can be caused by different causes itself including trauma, scratches, poisoning, corneal ulceration, glaucoma etc… If the cloudiness is cataracts there is a high probability that the second eye would be affected within a year. I would recommend visiting an Ophthalmologist just to get a diagnosis so you know what your options are. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ginger
Domestic Shorthair Brown Tabby with white.
5-6 months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye, lower energy level

We rescued a feral kitten from neglectful neighbors about 3 months ago. We estimate that she's about 5-6 months old. Yesterday we noticed that she kept blinking her right eye and wouldn't open it all the way. I noticed a small amount of discharge. Today she's been opening her eye all the way, but we noticed it still seems cloudy. She's been eating, drinking, and pooping normally, but hasn't been as active. I didn't notice any discharge from her eye today.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for an eye to go clouding including infections, eye inflammation, trauma, glaucoma among other causes; it would be good to keep an eye on it but you should visit your Veterinarian anyway to check regarding vaccinations, spaying etc… so you could hit a few birds with one stone. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Is the cost for the treatment expensive ?

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Sophie
Tuxedo
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy/hazy right eye

Medication Used

none

I just noticed that her right eye looks like it is a bit hazy or cloudy. She has no redness, watering, or irritation. Acts completely normal, and seems to be able to see perfectly fine. I have not noticed any injury or symptoms at all. And I can still see her actual eye/pupils etc.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different possible conditions which may cause hazy eyes and it is important to have your Veterinarian take a look to be on the safe side; glaucoma, nuclear sclerosis, keratitis and other conditions may cause this haziness. Some conditions may be treated or managed whilst others would be a keep and eye on it approach. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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R
Calico
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye

My kitten is about 6 months old. About a month ago, she became very lethargic and sneezed all the time. I took her to the vet, and they said it was an upper resporatory infection, and prescribed her some antibiotics. Then about a week later, her right eye became a little cloudy. You can tell when it's reflected in the light that it's not as clear as the other eye. She doesn't seem to be in pain, but again she is lethargic and seems fevered. No eye discharge, no sneezing, she eats fine and poops fine too. She hasn't been playing with her toys anymore either.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for a cloudy eye: may due to the previous respiratory tract infection, juvenile cataracts or glaucoma (which may still occur in young cats). It would be best to have your Veterinarian take a look at the eye as well as a general examination due to the fever and lethargy to see what the specific cause is; different causes have different treatments so it is important to determine the specific cause so treatment can be directed effectively. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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buddy
American Shorthair
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy red eyes

my cat's eye was normal now all of a sudden his left eye is cloudy... i'm not sure what the cause of this problem is but i love him very much and need to fix the problem. he is not acting different yet his eye looks way different from the other. please help me.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Buddy may have uveitis which may occur in cats, especially with the speed that the cloudiness appeared. A visit to your Veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis and the prescription of topical eye drops (oral medication in some cases). If Buddy isn’t showing any signs of pain or discomfort this would wait until Monday morning, but don’t leave it too long as permenant damage may occur. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/cat/condition/anterior-uveitis

I adopted a cat with cloudy eye. The vet said its scaring and will not go away and the kitten is healthy. Will it really be okay? Its not discharging or bothering him at all. They said it he can live a ling happy lufe and it wont effect his other eye. Is this true?

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Neo
Maine Coon
5 Months
Mild
Has Symptoms
Cloudy Right Eye
My kitten Neo is a Maine Coon and 5 month old, yesterday he was acting different and was just sulking about the house. I noticed his right eye had become cloudy which caused me to panic as it looked similar to him becoming blind. Today i took him to my local vets who have been good throughout the years with my parents pets but they said they cannot see what the problem is and referred him to a specialist. Very frustrating after rushing him into the walk in appointments to be told after three and a half hours that there is nothing they can do! I am worried about Neo as he does not seem as playful as before and all i want to know is what is wrong with him?
Coco
Cat
15 Months
Fair
Has Symptoms
Disorientation
My cat's left pupil become cloudy since December 2016,few days after I put Nicol Eyedrop in his eye because his right eye was sick so i put it both in order not to be contagious. Now, his right eye is healty. He never acting different and he is playful. I never go to vet because i don't have enough money cause i'm a 14y/o student.Maybe,I can afford the medicine for his left eye. I hope you answer me thank you ;)