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Eye has white spot ...

robin

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Our new Sphynx had a white spot on her eye when we bought her. Yes from a breeder in California...she had papers and shots both parents were TICA and no known illness.
We took her to vet get 2nd set shots and check eye out. They said what all vets say ...it could be herpes ...so did check swab light...results Negative for virus. Prescribed eye antibiotic gel apply am and pm thin line in eye. Did it for 2 weeks as prescribed...no change. Went back 3rd week ...they prescribed 2nd tube for two weeks and probiotics for cats 2x day in wet food. Gave her break for 2weeks and Went back to vet....they said these things take time prescribed 3rd tube. No change and at this point was frustrated and wanted answers about my new babies eye!!! I asked vet for an ophthalmologist referral. Went to ophthalmologist ...he did a series of test swabs, blue light, gels and came back with a diagnosis of PPM persistent pupillary membrane. This is where the placenta sticks to the eye and does not fully detach at birth ...leaving behind strands of placenta causing white film or spot on cats eye. He said if it wasn't affecting her sight or hurting her...it was not harmful and standard protocol was nit to remove it because it could cause blindness. He said to contact the breeder and tell them to never breed the parents together again because this is a genetic disorder. I did and she said they had been bread before without problems but she would consider request. My posting was to prevent other new Sphynx owners from over medicating a cat that tested negative for herpes ...go directly to a specialist to get answers quickly. Also if you get a new Sphynx inspect the eyes carefully upon delivery (most have to be pd deposit and Waite till old enough) so you may look at baby like we did when they are 1 month and not see the eye clear enough...this was present at delivery ...we just thought it was yeast or something so we just overlooked it and also we were anticipating our sweet angel.
 

Catzzzmeow

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It is amazing how we learn something new from owners all the time. I have never heard of this before. I am glad it is not something serious. Thanks for sharing.


patti
 

GoldHazel

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@robin, I too never heard of this before. Well, then again, neither did your regular vet apparently! Good thing you went to a specialist and he/she was knowledgeable.
Glad it's nothing serious and your kitten will be fine since it doesn't seem to be bothersome.
 

Hairless Blessing

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Welcome to sphynxlair good to have you.
Sorry about the spot being in your baby's eye.
But, if the Vet said everything will be ok, that's great.
This is the greatest form you could have come to.
 

andreanar

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Thanks for the info. Very weird! Never knew that could happen. Will this piece of placenta shed off on its own eventually?
 
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