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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2009, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering about mouse's eye?

Yesterday I noticed that my little mouse Maya had something in her right eye. I got a closer look and immediately thinking that she possibly poked her eye because it looked very sore and she wasn't blinking with that eye. In fact I thought the eyeball was missing. I was getting ready to get her out and wipe it with a warm paper towel, but she started cleaning her face first and then it wasn't crusty anymore. It was a little squinty but she was blinking and the eyeball is indeed there. Her other eye was completely fine the whole time. I checked today and it looks better, but I am still wondering if mice can get 'sleep' in there eyes (like how our eyes sometimes get in the mornings when we wake up)? Or if anyone else had this problem and knows what it was?


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I don't know what might have happened, but I'd definitely keep a close watch on it. If she still seems to be favoring that eye, I'd take her to the vet. (Of course, it could just be some kind of irritant that got into her eye, like dust or dirt of something, which should get better fairly quickly.)


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Thank you! I will definitely take her to the vet if it doesn't keep getting better, but of course its a Saturday so I can't take her for a check-up today and I don't think it is quite an emergency.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 07:07 AM
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Mice are prone to eye infections as my little wild mouse I treated had. I used human grade eye ointment on his eye and it cleared it up nicely

You can even use it to make his eye feel better if there was an irritant.

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Thank you! I will maybe try that! It looks better today, but a little bare around her eye where she had rubbed it.


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