Message Number: FHL14482 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "SukieC"
Date: 2011-12-28 19:44:14 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Bulging eye

That photo also works for the onset of acute glaucoma, but that is less likely to happen in an albino because often it is caused by dislodged pigment, HOWEVER, it alternatively can be caused the drainage angle closing which can happen for a range of reasons, for example, a cataract in the wrong place (and albinos are more prone to cataracts).

This ferret must get to a veterinary ophthalmologist. (That would also be best if the eye needs removal because removing an eye can be tricky.)

Tressie also gave the direct information for a veterinary ophthalmologist in the relevant area, but if that does not work If you go to

You can search on a number of relevant terms

AND to find a veterinary ophthalmologist:

How to find veterinary ophthalmologists

ECVO (Europe)
ACVO (Americas)


An eyeball under pressure can be quite painful to downright horridly painful so get that appointment fast, please. (Just accept that as fact from someone who has glaucoma.)

If the problem is glaucoma the options are medications OR removal, depending on the situation. Discussions of such meds are in the separate archives and I put that URL in this post already.

Yet another things that can cause a displaced eyeball like this is a broken ocular orbit and/or broken zygomatic arch.


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