Cat with glassy eye and blood vessels

by Jen B
(Kenilworth, NJ)

Help! My cat has been going through a series of eye issues. Glassy eye, blood vessels forming. He doesn't seem to be in pain, and is eating well.

We took him to the vet on January 10 and they did blood work. It all came back normal.

They said it could be a corneal ulcer and prescribed an antibiotic, Ofloxacin .3%. After about four days, his eyes cleared up nicely.

Now, it's back again! I made an appointment with a specialist, but they can't see us for two weeks. Just not sure what this is caused by. My poor baby.

Editor's Note: Pictures have now been added to the post.

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Jul 29, 2022
My cat too
by: Amy Y

My cat also has what you describe but in her left eye. It started as swollen and slowly became cloudy within a week and now has a mucousy scab-like piece in the middle.

Our vet started her on just to tobramycin drops for a solid week and then sedated her for a closer look and gentle clean up on the surface of her eye. The same day of that eye clean up, she was started on additional tobramycin, serum for her eye (made from her own blood), ofloxacin .3%, and an oral antibiotic. It’s not healing quickly but the mucous scab looks smaller today.

Just worried because her entire eye looks like it’s just dying off or something. She’s a Siamese mix so her healthy eye is beautiful blue and then her infected eye is so cloudy that you can’t see the blue at all!

Did you ever figure out what was going on with your cat’s eye?

Feb 13, 2018
by: Kurt (Admin)

I'm sorry to hear your cat is sick. I would guess if an antibiotic worked, then it's some sort of infection.

While you wait for the specialist, you might want to ask your regular vet if they suggest another prescription.

Unfortunately, your pictures did not upload for some reason. You're welcome to post them to the FB page (or via FB message) at and I'll upload them to this post.

Thanks and I hope your kitty recovers quickly.

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