These feline eye infections are most often caused by a virus and most of the time, the virus causes conjunctivitis in cats, inflammation of the tissues around the eye. Occasionally, especially if the cat is a young kitten or is elderly or immune suppressed, this conjunctivitis is accompanied by ulcers on the front of the eye , the cornea. This can happen, in particular, if the virus is the feline herpes virus . A cat eye infection caused by a herpes virus can be devastating to the eyes of young kittens , leaving them with impaired vision or even complete blindness.
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Wow. I wonder now if Decadron may be contributing to my partner's increased irritablity and anger. He gets Decadron as a pre-med infusion every two weeks as part of his chemotherapy treatments. He was also taking Decadron pills for a couple days after chemo, but stopped that (with his oncologist's blessing) a couple of treatments ago. He still gets the black hole appetite though and over the past few weeks has become for angry an intollerant of any mistakes that I or anyone else makes. Does anyone know how long it takes for the Decadron side effects to dissappear?