Winky was found with an infected right eye when she was about 4 months old.
After consulting with several vets on what to do with her bad eye, we’ve been advised against removing the bad eye as the surgery would carry the risk of damaging the good eye. So we’ve been treating her bad eye to reduce the swelling and hope that the eye will retract further back into the socket.
The latest prognosis shows that there’s almost no vision in her bad eye, although the nerve (which connects the eye to the brain) is still intact. The bad eye is now about the same size as the good eye, and she can close her eyelid well.
Our current care routine is to wipe off any eye discharge every day or every other day. We’ve noticed that environmental stressors such as dust or extremely bright light can increase the discharge amount, but it is still manageable. Even with just one healthy eye, her senses are as normal as it gets.
FUN FACT: Winky has an overbite. Her upper teeth is not perfectly aligned with her lower teeth. That’s why her snout appears longer, and more protruding than that of a normal cat. It has been examined by the vet and there is no correction procedure needed as her body has adapted quite well to the misaligned canine teeth.
Winky is 1+ now and she’s well adapted to home life. She sleeps on my home office table a lot while I work on the computer, and loves to be pet. She loves looking at the computer screen, tracking the movement on the screen. She’s a happy, curious and loving cat with the most whimsical meow. She gets along well with other cats and her current companion is a foster kitten name Chunky Monkey (See Chunky Monkey's profile: https://www.petfinder.my/pets/94394/
). Check out their video together!
Because of her eye condition and having spent most of her life indoors, she won’t do well outdoors. We’re looking for a loving forever home for her, living strictly indoor. Also, she has been tested positive for FIV.
If you think you can provide a loving home for Winky, get in touch with us via phone or email. Tell us a bit about yourself and the household that Winky will be living in. Do note that we do home visits as part of the vetting process for potential adopters.