What should I do if my cat's eyes are inflamed

Your cat's eye will be inflamed for a variety of reasons, from easy to repair to very serious conditions. The most common ones are:

  • Conjunctivitis: The mucous membrane of the eye is inflamed and itchy (this is the most common eye problem among our four-legged friends).
  • Glaucoma: A more serious condition caused by increased pressure in the eye.
  • Allergies: Like us, our pets may have itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies.
  • Foreign objects: Foreign objects in the eyes, even eyelashes, can cause eye irritation.
  • Corneal abrasions: Scratches on the eyes can develop into more severe conditions, such as ulcers.
  • Inversion: When the eyelashes are inward rather than outward, if left untreated, it can cause tearing, inflammation, and eventually infection.

There are many more common eye diseases that can cause eye irritation. Your vet will work hard to find out what is the friend who is bothering you.


  • Redness in your cat's eyes is the most common symptom. In addition, he may blink or squint excessively, close his eyes, rub or claw in his eyes, and his eyes may tear a lot.
  • Mucus or pus-like secretions may also be present around the cat's eyes.


If you believe that your pet's eyes might be irritated, you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible for advice. Many of the most common conditions require medical care to improve. Your vet is likely to have a comprehensive eye exam to determine the cause of the inflammation. In more serious cases, they may send you to see a cat eye expert, also known as a veterinary ophthalmologist. Your vet will advise you on the best way to take care of your pet's eyes. One of the most common treatments is to apply water or ointment to the affected eye. When you take medication, it is very challenging for your cat to sit still. For help, see an expert to apply eye drops to cats.


Because there are many different causes of eye inflammation, there is no single preventive method that can be applied to every situation. In order to avoid your cat from the risk of eye problems, check his/her eyes every day for any obvious signs of irritation, such as redness or tearing.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always go see or call your veterinarian - they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pet.