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Old Jun 12th 2011, 05:52 AM   #1
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
I got a 1 week old fawn that has a cloudy looking eye ? what would cause this , and what should i give her ? Thanks Jamie
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 07:08 AM   #2
  Apr 2009
  Magnolia, Ohio
Does this fawn seem to have normal vision? Years ago we had a buck fawn that was born with cataracts in both eyes. It was obvious that he could not see very well. We gave him to someone with very small pens that had no trees or obstructions in them and he did fine, living for several years there and even breeding does. He did get picked on by the ther bucks when he was in with them.
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 01:58 PM   #3
  Jul 2010
  Yoakum, TX
try giving it some vitamin AD

had a few like this and gave them the AD and it seemed to help
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 06:23 PM   #4
  Jul 2009
  College Station, TX
Vit A D and penicillen is how we have treated this problem. I have been told it is a vitamin deficiency and/or infection from the navel. Either way this treatment has cleared up many cloudy eyes for us. I usually give two treatments of Vit AD about 2-3 days apart and penG twice daily for about a week.
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 06:25 PM   #5
  Dec 2010
  Rogers City, MI
If the cornea is cloudy it most likely is a corneal ulcer and an opthalmic ointment without steroids can be applied twice daily for one week. That should heal. If the pupil (inside the eye) is cloudy than it could be a juvenile cataract or a persistant vessel to the lens. Surgery is only option for this and very costly. Make sure your ointment does not contain steriods or the ulcer will not heal.
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Old Jun 15th 2011, 08:23 AM   #6
  Jun 2010
  San Augustine, TX
We have one that started to get a cloudy eye, We were told it was a puss pocket behind the eye and to give .2 cc Baytril twice a day for 7-8 days.

Here's a pic. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old Jun 15th 2011, 09:24 AM   #7
  Jul 2009
  College Station, TX
I'd also give Vit A D. I have always used penG on cloudy eyes and it has cleared them up. I have not tried Baytril for cloudy eyes but have had great success with it on fawns for other issues.
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Old Jun 15th 2011, 09:51 AM   #8
  Jun 2011
  Decatur, Texas
Do both eyes look this way or just the right eye?? Pretty aggravated eye. Flours ein staining of the eye and examining with a black light would helP to know what degree of ulcer you may have especially if only one eye affcected. No steroids on the eye but you can give dex I'm to help cOmbat inflammatory response. Antibiotics systemically(injections) helP too. Silvidine topically works great especially w fungal infections. Chloramphenicol ointment will

Penetrate the cornea and battle poss infection within the eye. Hope it helps. ExM by vet would be where I would start though. Good luck. God bless
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Old Jun 15th 2011, 04:04 PM   #9
  Jun 2010
  San Augustine, TX
it's just the right eye... Thanks for the info....
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Old Jun 9th 2019, 02:43 PM   #10
  Jul 2015
Cloudy Eye

I just read through the responses about treatment for cloudy eyes in fawns. I have two fawns with this. One fawn has both eyes and another just one but the one with only one eye cloudy is also demonstrating middle ear issues. Droopy ear and had wobble all to the same side with the cloudy eye. Both fawns are being treated with Primor and Thiamine. Fawn with wobbly head is also getting Meclizine. Any suggestions and how long before I should notice improvement?
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