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This is a general term for an eye infection.  The conjunctiva is a thin, protective layer that covers the white part of the eye.  There are many different types of infections; bacteria, viruses, allergies, and debris.  The inflammatory response can have several different presentations and doesn’t always indicate causation.  The attempts to sooth the eye by scratching at it can create corneal abrasions.  Left untreated, the infections can become much harder to treat so a veterinarian show be consulted.  Symptoms can include:

  • Redness of the Eye
  • Inflamed Lower Lid
  • Squinting
  • Swelling
  • Discharge
  • Tearing
  • Pain
  • Pawing at the Eyes