7 Most Common Cat Eye Problems


Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is an inflammation of the membrane lining the inside surface of the eyelids and the front of the eyeball.


Inflammation of the cornea, the transparent protective dome in front of the eye, is referred to as keratitis. This results in a clouding of the normally transparent cornea, which impairs a cat's vision.

Corneal Ulcers

An abrasion or scratch on the cornea is called a corneal ulcer. It is rather common, and the usual causes are trauma or a relapse of feline herpesvirus.


Although glaucoma is more frequent in dogs, it can also occur in cats. This happens when an excessive amount of fluid accumulates in the eye, creating dangerous pressure.

 Retinal Atrophy

The inside surface of the eye is lined with retina. The gradual thinning of this lining is referred to as retinal atrophy or degeneration.

Haw’s Syndrome

Haw's syndrome is a less prevalent cat eye condition, according to Dr. Holmberg. Haw's syndrome is characterized by a protrusion of the third eyelid, sometimes known as "cherry eye."

Horner’s Syndrome

This neurological condition denotes damage to the nerves that control the body's autonomic processes, such as blinking, eyelid movement, and pupil dilation.