Mini lop eye mystery

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  1. Apr 22, 2014 #1

    mlkdawe91

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    Hi all. I have a 2 year old mini lop rabbit who has had eye problems for the past 3 months. He is under the vets for them but the don't know whats wrong, so am wondering if anyone has had similar problems with their buns or have heard anything like it im desperate. It started in February noticed hes eyes started gunking white discharge a week after using pets at home lavender sawdust for his toilet. I took him vets the following day who said he had a cornea infection so put him on antibiotic eye drops and a painkiller/anti inflammatory(similar to our ibuprofen) after a week the was no improvement in fact hes eyes were getting worse. So we took him to see another vet (at the same surgery). Anyway to cut a long story short he has been on the eye drops, bunny ibuprofen, septrin, baytril, parasite paste and a strong course of antibiotics. Nothing has worked. He has had eye swabs taken and sent off to the lab to see what grew but guess what NOTHING has grown. So no bugs means no infection. He's still eating and is his usual naughty self, he cant see where the gunk has glued his eyes shut. Every time i bathe the the gunk pours out and i don't want to hurt him. No one knows whats wrong. If you know or have heard anything similar please help. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2014 #2

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    Could it be clogged tear ducts?
     
  3. Apr 22, 2014 #3

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    Have you had xrays done? It might give a better idea if something is going on internally.

    Have you been to a specialist? You may need either an ophthalmologist specialist, or even just a specialist rabbit vet. It sounds like you are in the UK. You actually have some really great rabbit specialists there(Molly Varga, Frances Harcourt Brown). You may want to see about getting referred to one.
     
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    Have the back teeth been checked?
     
  5. May 22, 2014 #5

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    Hey found out the problem...... he had a severe allergic reaction to the pets at home lavender scented sawdust. He got the all clear from the vets today as hes eyes are much better. Thank you for all your suggestions :) x:bunny24
     
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    I'm really glad it worked out.
     
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