There are a variety of ways you can treat cat eye infections, although the best course of action may be determined by the type of infection you are dealing with. A number of viruses, allergens, and bacteria may lead to feline conjunctivitis, a type of infection. Antibiotics, homeopathic remedies, and topical medications are all options you should consider when treating your cat.
If you need to treat a kitten eye infection, you should probably take your kitten to a veterinarian at some point. A vet can usually determine the cause of the infection and prescribe the appropriate treatment for eliminating it. While your kitten is taking the prescribed medicines, you can do some things at home to help with the symptoms. Most vets recommend using cloths or cotton balls soaked in warm water on and around the eyes. You can also use apple cider vinegar in much the same way as you would use warm water to wipe around the eyes, but you should be extremely careful not to get the vinegar directly in your kitten’s eyes.
Any underlying infectious or systemic illness should be treated. Corticosteroids reduce intraocular inflammation, but they are used with caution to prevent exacerbating an underlying systemic illness. Eyedrops such as atropine may be used to dilate the pupil and relieve pain. Treatment must be administered under veterinary supervision. Antibiotics may be given as well to help battle infections. Clindamycin is often used, as well as azithromycin, to treat toxoplasmosis or bartonella.
If you live with a smoker, or in an arid area, then wither smoke or sand could be the cause of the cats eye infections. If sand could be the cause, then try to keep the cat indoors for the most part. If a smoker could be to blame then have them smoke outside so that the smoke isn’t coming into contact with the cats eyes.