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jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 08:29 PM
ok i don't know what's growing on my foster rabbit's eye


yes yes...take to the vet :rolleyes: i just want to share and see maybe someone else had this with their rabbit?

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh100/jiorji/Picture807683464.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh100/jiorji/Picture807683522f.jpg

the other eye is perfectly brown:shrug:

onster
March 4th, 2008, 08:30 PM
wow..ok i see what u mean now.

tho im not grossed out..lol

did that suddenly develop?? so strange :confused:

onster
March 4th, 2008, 08:31 PM
does the place ure fostering for have their own vet?

check out

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Rabbits-703/2008/2/white-spot-eye.htm

happycats
March 4th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Is it just one eye? It almost looks like a broken blood vessel? Did one of the cats maybe scratch her in the eye? or maybe she hopped into something sharp.

onster
March 4th, 2008, 08:34 PM
the only other thing i found that was relavent was

http://www.rabbitcare.org/osbourne.htm

thats really scary though :sad: hopefully nothing similar :fingerscr

jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Onster that article does SAY anything LOL



it didn't just appear i think it was always there but she doesn't stand still it's hard to look at her eye. She used to have a wound above the eye so i don't know if it's because of that....whatever made the wound hit her eye too?? I dunno:shrug:

Frenchy
March 4th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Is it just one eye? It almost looks like a broken blood vessel?

Looks like it , isn't that what they call a cherry eye ?

jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Is it just one eye? It almost looks like a broken blood vessel? Did one of the cats maybe scratch her in the eye? or maybe she hopped into something sharp.
there was a wound above her eye there...so maybe


Looks like it , isn't that what they call a cherry eye ?

don't think so...cherry eye is a swelled up lid no?

happycats
March 4th, 2008, 09:27 PM
I got hit in the eye and I had a big red blotch (in the white part) was told it was a broken blood vessel, but not a problem since it was in the white part but had it been in the coloured or black part, that would have been more serious (cornea damage)

hazelrunpack
March 4th, 2008, 10:12 PM
jiorji, is that a white spot in the first pic--both in the pupil and extending behind the iris?

luckypenny
March 4th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Just a word of caution...I wouldn't take JG to just any vet but one who specializes in rabbits and exotic animals. It's been our unfortunate experience that there is a difference. Here's a link to one in Montreal and one on the South Shore.

http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/Vet_CA-QU.html

jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 10:16 PM
jiorji, is that a white spot in the first pic--both in the pupil and extending behind the iris?

umm ...yes??

well the eye is actually flat and then there's this transparent dome on top. So the white stuff isn't on top like a film...it's right on the black stuff...i tried to poke her in both eyes and this eye was a bit slow to react :sad:

and then there's the white eyelid thing that's coming out

poor baby :sad:

jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 10:20 PM
i have to wait to see what my rabbit rescue mentor tells me to do. Hopefully it's nothing serious. They have their own vet i'm supposed to see

Tommysmom
March 4th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Poor little bunny... I hope she's ok, hopefully just a wee little scratch from something:fingerscr.

hazelrunpack
March 4th, 2008, 10:28 PM
umm ...yes??

well the eye is actually flat and then there's this transparent dome on top. So the white stuff isn't on top like a film...it's right on the black stuff...i tried to poke her in both eyes and this eye was a bit slow to react :sad:

and then there's the white eyelid thing that's coming out

poor baby :sad:

You mean the black stuff that's the hole through the iris into the eye...where light passes through it to the retina? Likely, the eye is slower to react because some of the light is blocked by the white thing. Does the pupil contract if you shine a flashlight in her eye?

It looks like there's something growing in there--or a foreign object. What did the wound above her eye look like? Any possibility that she might have been stabbed there? :confused:

jiorji
March 4th, 2008, 10:35 PM
HAZEL!!! your choice of words doens't make me feel any better!!:yell:

i haven't tested the light thing...i don't have a flashlight...OOOHH maybe i do...but what are the chances of her standing still??:frustrated:

the wound was almost healed when i got her...but it was probably like an animal scratch ...but the fur was pulled:shrug:

i'd look this up but i have a phobia of looking at pictures of eyes that aren't "healthy"...so i can't.

cos i'm pretty sure the same thing happens to humans if something hurts the eye

hazelrunpack
March 4th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Sorry :grouphug:

If it were a scratch, the white spot would be on the cornea (the clear dome). This looks to be something inside. Better a foreign body than something growing, jiorji. :grouphug:

I know there's a rabbit site out there somewhere that might have some info. I'll see if I can find it...

Frenchy
March 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM
That white thing is scary :sad:

hazelrunpack
March 4th, 2008, 11:02 PM
:yell: I can't find the site! I keep losing the connection while I'm waiting for pages to load... :frustrated:

I'm thinking that it was a site I saw because someone posted it here--so :fingerscr that that member sees your thread and finds the link, jiorji. :sorry:

krdahmer
March 5th, 2008, 01:13 AM
The white piece almost looks like the shape of a cat's claw (like the pieces that sort of flake off as they sharpen them)??? Has she had any run ins with the cats?

jiorji
March 5th, 2008, 11:11 AM
it looks nothing like a claw LOL

that thing was there before she met the cats, just much smaller

Frenchy
March 5th, 2008, 11:17 AM
How's her eye this morning Jiorji ? :goodvibes:

jiorji
March 5th, 2008, 11:22 AM
same :shrug:

foster rabbit lady said that she needs to see the vet (of course) but she also said that it could just be an abscess but she can't tell for sure. But that means she'll need antibiotics.

I just hope this doesn't diminish her chances to get adopted. I was hoping that the Easter adoption would be it for her....especially since i'll have a car to take her there. :yell:

maybe if she wears an eye patch:thumbs up:D:laughing:...nobody will know

Frenchy
March 5th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Maybe it will clear up on time for Easter if she gets on antibiotics. :fingerscr

onster
March 5th, 2008, 11:42 AM
:laughing: Pirate rabbit! I'm sure allllll the little boys will want to adopt her then :D

Rainy
March 5th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Awwww poor baby.It looks painful.I hope a little BNP clears it up!

hazelrunpack
March 6th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Any luck arranging the ride to the vet's office, jiorji? :fingerscr

rainbow
March 6th, 2008, 01:55 PM
I just seen this thread now. :o Poor JG....I hope it is nothing serious. :grouphug: Is she going to the vet today? Good luck. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

jiorji
March 7th, 2008, 05:08 PM
ok we're back from the vet.

Something scratched Jasmine's eye and got infected.

When i took her from the SPCA she had all kinds of wounds on her body, one above her eye, so i'm guessing what attacked her then, also scratched up her eye. I've only had her for a month and that little eye scratch was always there.
There's assumption that my cats attacked her :sad: but i would've taken notice as I'm always here with them when she's out.
So now she's taking some stuff to clear up the infection.

I hope they don't take my bunny away :sad:

jiorji
March 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM
ok i had to clear that up. I had to explain that the cats would never hurt the bunny, and you know you have to consider all the options, so my cats weren't having a finger pointed at them, but when you don't know someone's pets it's good to ask questions.


But all's good now. Jasmine will be ok...until tomorrow...when I have to give her her medicine :yell:

hazelrunpack
March 7th, 2008, 06:09 PM
How could your cats have done that? :shrug: They just run away, unless they're grooming her, don't they? It must've happened before she came.

And thank dawg it was just a scratch! So that white mark is on the cornea, not behind the iris? Whew!!!! :grouphug:

jiorji
March 7th, 2008, 06:13 PM
yeah but it's understandeable...cats are cats, she doens;t know them, i understand her concern you know?

anyway...vet said the eye will never be perfect :sad: but she won't be in pain or blind :thumbs up

Jasmine is a bad bunny at the vet though. BAD bunny!! :laughing: squirmy and fidgity. She just wanted to go home :laughing:


I don't know how I'm gonna give her the eye drops tomorrow. And she has to take something orally too and you gotta hold her still :yell:
she's gonna hate me :yell::yell:

onster
March 7th, 2008, 06:45 PM
phew...nothing too serious...was worried :o

Get well soon JG :goodvibes:....good luck with the meds jiorji..good thing bunnies don't bite :D do they?

jiorji
March 7th, 2008, 06:48 PM
she did bite me before.

I hope i can do it fast. She doesn't like being handled much. I just let her be.

hazelrunpack
March 7th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Can you wrap her in a towel like you would a cat? :shrug: Just make sure that afterward you have plenty of carrot greens and other delectables around to make amends with her. :D

Frenchy
March 7th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Can you wrap her in a towel like you would a cat? :shrug: Just make sure that afterward you have plenty of carrot greens and other delectables around to make amends with her. :D

That's a good idea .... I hope you can get JG to stand still :fingerscr

I had to do this a couple of time with Daisy and Sam too , I hated it . :sad:

growler~GateKeeper
March 8th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Good towel idea Hazel :thumbs up

:goodvibes: :fingerscr for good bunny medicating tomorrow