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Hi

Cutie collided with door whilst flying and came spiraling down, she was trying to fly in the kitchen, as she wanted her favourite food - Harrisons recovery formula. She always flies down into the kitchen in the evening to get her formula.

Anyways when she fell down my sister caught her and we saw her eye was all red and then she even vomitted. We took her to the closest vet but they were not exotics so they gave her metacam and baytril and we have bought her home right now.

We will be going to the actual exotic vet tomorrow, but just wanted to know if anyone had any expirences with budgie getting injured in the eye. We don't even know yet if there is internal bleeding in her head.

It is all my fault, she chirped when she heard my mum making food and thought her recovery is being made, the sound of metal has always make her think her harrisons recover formula is being made, as she eats her recovery from metal plate and spoon - she is very smart baby and flew down to the kitchen, and just when the door was closing she collided with it.

My poor baby I hope she doesn't have any permamnent damage does anyone know how I would be able to tell if it was?
I am really worried please pray it is not permanent, her eyes are really beautiful.
 

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Sorry to hear of this accident. The Metacam will help with any inflammation and pain and the Baytril is an antibiotic so if any infection develops that will help with it. I would keep her quiet and in her cage until you can get to the vet tomorrow. The only time I have had eye issues with any of my birds was once when the vet removed some type of small lump on the rim of the eyelid and another time when one of my birds had some fiber in his eye, in both cases I was given eye drops for them.
 

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Thank you, for your reply I can't believe this is happening to my budgie. Please can you tell me the name of your budgie's eye drops? I can discuss with my vet tom. Is there anything that would tell me if this might be a permanent or temporary damage?
 

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You need to ask the vet about the damage if any to the eye. The drops I had were Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone, these are not over the counter drops, they were dispensed by the vet.
 

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So we took Cutie to vet yest. and they have given us Acular and Exocin eye drops. They said that there is a lot of inflammation as of yet so they can't see the back of the eye to judge if there is any permanent damage. So we will have to wait, I have the next appointment on Thursday. Please pray that there is no permanent damage to her cute little eye.
 

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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Cutie.

I'm moving your thread over to the "Follow-Up Center" section of the forum.

Please update us on this thread when you've taken Cutie back to the vet for her follow-up check-up.
 

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I am going to go to the follow up Vet appointment today, but just wanted to know if the vet will be able to tell if there is going to be permanent damage or not as its only been about 4 days? This is making me really anxious, hopefully its not permanent damage.

Unfortunately, her eye will never be the same she will not be able to see from the eye as there was a lot of structural damage. I really can't believe this happened with me only a few days ago she was enjoying watching the sunset.

The vet said there is no surgery for budgies because they are so tiny. Please does anyone have any experience with budgie eye injury?
Please let me know if surgery is possible?

Please help I am really struggling, I can't even give her medicines properly I gave her metacam today and she choked and vomitted. I have to now give her antibiotics by mouth from tomorrow, not sure how I will do it as I have to hold her 7-10 times each day. I have to give her 2 eye drops 3 times and 2 oral medicines. Please help, is there anything that helps with her eye tissue recovery, the vet said her iris is torn and it is unlikely it will be same really can't believe in a split second her and my life has changed completely. I always found her eyes the most beautiful its probably the result of me being a jinx. I feel really frustrated that if I had picked her up and not allowed her to go downstairs by herself she might not have had to bear so much pain, and would've been able to see.

Vitamin A and E seems to help with eyes, well I am giving her bsp vitamin A daily in water, but she doesn't drink water. How can I ensure she is recieving more vitamin A and E? So her eye can recover

Sorry for so many posts, but does harrisons sunshine factor help? I read that it is good for vitamin A and E and I can just mix it in with her pellets. Also she has had megabacteria in the past so it shouldn't contain sugar.

I also read about Unruffled Red fruit palm oil, anyone heard of this before? Would this help in healing her eye? Right now she is not eating much other than Harrisons recovery formula.
 

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So sorry that the vet said the eye is permanently damaged. The best you can do is to follow the instructions the vet has given you and if you do not feel confident in what you were told then seek a second opinion. Please do not start adding supplements and vitamins to her diet without first getting the OK from the vet, sometimes too much of something is not good. When you are medicating her try to stay calm, you can always have the vet instruct you on the best method to use.
 

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Can I give her medicine in this kind of pipette? I will be measuring from a syringe transferring it into a spoon and then using this pipette. I will use a small one if I manage to find it.

 

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Why not give it directly from the syringe?
I find it difficult to give it that way. Also I have decided to just mix it in with a small amount of Harrisons recovery formula and ensure she eats it. I really can't hold her so many times, it is really stressful for me and her. Can you please help me find people who have experience with eye injury in budgies so I can talk to them?

Also do you think I would hve trouble now with getting Cutie to try new foods?
 

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We have no way of putting in you contact with others who have had budgies with eye injuries.

Your best course of action is to address your concerns directly with your Avian Veterinarian.

This is the individual treating your bird and the person who will have the most informed insight into what is and is not normal.

Your questions at this point need to be directed to your vet.
 

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If you want a second opinion you might try to find a veterinary ophthalmologist, they specialize in eye issues.
 

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Thank you, I will try finding a veterinary ophthalmologist, but is there something like an avian ophthalmologist or do all veterinary ophthalmologists treat budgies?
 
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