Pets are susceptible to a variety of eye problems, including trauma. Traumatic injury to the eye can occur due to accidents or fights, causing discharge, swelling, and redness. If your pet has any of these symptoms, you can visit us at Southeast Animal Eye Specialists in Newnan, GA, for immediate veterinary care. Early treatment can often prevent further damage and preserve your pet’s vision.
Symptoms of Pet Eye Trauma
If your pet is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may have suffered a traumatic injury to the eye and require veterinary care:
- Discharge: A clear or bloody discharge from the eye is often one of the first signs of a problem
- Swelling: The eyelid may swell shut, or the entire eye may swell
- Redness: The eye may be red and inflamed
- Pain: Your pet may seem in pain and avoid bright lights or try to rub its eyes
Causes of Pet Eye Trauma
There are many causes of pet eye trauma, including:
- Accidents: Including being hit by a car or object, falling, or getting poked in the eye
- Fights: Attacks by other animals or being hit in the face with a paw
- Other injuries: Including being hit in the head or getting poked in the eye by objects
Treatment for Eye Trauma in Pets
If your furry friend has suffered a traumatic injury to the eye, they may require medication or pet surgery. The treatment will depend on the extent of the damage, with options such as:
- Eye Drops: If the injury is minor, our veterinarian may give your pet eye drops to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
- Surgery: Pet surgery may be necessary to repair damage to the eye or to remove foreign bodies.
- Vision Rehabilitation: If your pet’s vision is impaired due to the injury, they may require vision rehabilitation therapy.
Visit Us for Eye Trauma Treatment for Your Pet
If your pet is exhibiting any symptoms associated with eye trauma, please don’t hesitate to call us at (404) 809-7410 for an appointment. You can also visit us at Southeast Animal Eye Specialists in Newnan, GA, to evaluate the injury and provide the necessary treatment to help preserve your pet’s vision.