Mimi loses an eye

Mimi is a lively Burmese cat who likes nothing better than to venture out and about in her neighbourhood. Unfortunately for Mimi she had a recurrent and severe herpes infection in her eye. She probably became infected with the virus as a kitten, which can then lie dormant in the eye for years. Any stress can reactivate the virus and this occurred with Mimi.

The virus caused a severe ulcer on Mimi's eye that did not respond to medical treatment. The ulcer became so sore and deep that eventually, to ensure Mimi was not in chronic discomfort, we had to remove the eye. Our veterinary team conducted the surgery and Mimi coped very well with the long procedure. She is recovering well and getting used to her one eye vision.