Half closed outer lid

by Mary

I have an Alexandrine which has a half closed outer lid. I took him/her to the vet and gave him/her an eye ointment of cortisone/chlorophenicol and used this for 5 days to which it opened a little but not much and has now reverted back to near close. What is causing this and how can I fix this problem. I feel sorry for the poor little thing.

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Feb 15, 2009
Eye problem
by: The Vet

Did your vet do any diagnostics to determine what is causing this? He should have done an eye stain, full ophthalmological exam, and some blood work. I cannot say what is causing this without looking at your bird.

It could be an infection that is not susceptible ointment, or a scratch cornea, a Chlamydophila infection, a foreign or many other possibilities. BTW, Alexandrines are sexually dimorphic as adults, so you can tell the sex by looking at their colors and patterns.

Dr B

Feb 14, 2009
by: Anonymous

This happen to my cockatiel and it was from putting the sun lamp on the side of her cage. It burned her eye. It was ok after about 2 days. Now I take the play top off for a couple of hours and let the lamp shine down on her.

Feb 14, 2009
Possibly a scratched eye??
by: Anonymous

My Green Cheek Conure had this similar issue about a month ago. One of his eyes seemed to be irritated and if he wasn't holding it closed all the way he was holding it half way shut. After a couple of days I had decided against taking him to the vet because it wasn't getting any worse, but it also didn't seem like it was getting any better. Although I did feel really bad for him! I tried to let him rest as much as possible without completely ignoring him each day because when I did so he seemed to open his eye up more for at least a few minutes. His personality never faded and other then his eye, he seemed completely normal.
It took nearly a week for his eye to clear up. One morning, he woke up and it was better!
I'm thinking he more then likely scratched his eye. I'm no Vet by any means, but its possible that your bird has done the same. Hope this helps any...Good luck.

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