The Top 7 Causes of Cats Squinting One Eye

Eye Injury

Squinting in one eye may be a response to an injury, such as a scratch, foreign object, or trauma to the eye.

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Conjunctivitis

Squinting can be a symptom of conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the eye's conjunctiva, often caused by allergies, infections, or irritants.

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Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer, an open sore on the cornea, can cause squinting, as the eye tries to protect and heal the affected area.

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Foreign Body

When a foreign object, like dust, hair, or debris, gets lodged in the eye, it can lead to irritation and squinting.

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Eye Infection

Infections like viral or bacterial conjunctivitis can cause squinting, along with other symptoms like redness, discharge, and swelling.

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Glaucoma

Squinting can be a sign of glaucoma, a condition characterized by increased pressure within the eye, leading to pain and discomfort.

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Corneal Abrasion

A scratched or damaged cornea can cause squinting as the cat tries to reduce irritation and protect the injured area.

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