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    Default Normally White Clouded Eye now Brownish Red???

    My little guy is just over four years old. He has his Henry blocks every day, healthy diet veggies, a spoonful of yogurt every couple of days, his evening snacks are healthy diet fruits, Henry's peanut sticks or Henry wild bites and a nut in the shell at bed time.

    He has had one eye clouded over white/gray since his eyes opened. Tonight I noticed that the white has turned reddish brown. No swelling, no weeping and no apparent injury. It has just very suddenly changed color.

    NORMALLY this:



    NOW THIS:
    Anyone know what this is or might be. More importantly what should I do???
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    Default Re: Normally White Clouded Eye now Brownish Red???

    It might be something like this. http://www.glaucoma.org/glaucoma/traumatic-glaucoma.php Notice that it says it can develop years after an injury.

    I do know of several squirrels that were diagnosed with glaucoma. One in FL was treated with glaucoma meds (drops) to reduce the pressure. The squirrel would not tolerate daily drops in the eye so surgery to remove the eye was performed. Unfortunately, there was a bad outcome due to complications.

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    Default Re: Normally White Clouded Eye now Brownish Red???

    this is very frightening. it does not appear to be swollen. Just changed color very quickly.
    I do believe that the original blindness/cloud came from the fall. this was how he looked when we brought him home. he had fallen from a very large tree, high above the ground here in NYC. He was so badly bruised all over his right side.
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    Default Re: Normally White Clouded Eye now Brownish Red???

    Of course, that's just speculation but it would probably be a good idea to let a vet examine him if you have a vet. I guess that you probably do have vet access. Good luck with your boy.

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    I've encouraged KathleenNYC to bring her squirrel to the excellent Dr P in Manhattan, with my referral as a rehabber. He will be in very good hands there.
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    Default Re: Normally White Clouded Eye now Brownish Red???

    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    I've encouraged KathleenNYC to bring her squirrel to the excellent Dr P in Manhattan, with my referral as a rehabber. He will be in very good hands there.

    Totally agree!

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    Wonderful!

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