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Old 11-25-2019, 03:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy I think I may of made my hamster blind my accident :'(

I think i got some isaderm gel in one of her eyes yesterday by accident now one of her eyes is kind of narrow, I think I may of made her go blind in one eye

Im crying so much, I feel so bad

What do I do?
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Old 11-25-2019, 03:32 PM   #2
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Have you tried calling their vet? They might know what to do.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:17 PM   #3
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It may have just irritated it a bit and will clear. There is actually an eye version of this medications so the active ingredients should not cause harm. I would call the vet and describe what happened and ask for advice. You could try and bathe it with a saline solution - just a little to soothe it. Try and not get too upset as accidents happen expecially with a wiggly hamster.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:20 PM   #4
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You could rinse it with saline. If you have a first aid kit there is often a saline eye wash in it. If not you can make some. A teaspoon of salt dissolved in boiling water (ie put a teaspoon of salt in a jug and add boiling water up to a pint level). Then let it go cold. When it's cold iuse a cotton bud dipped in it and gently bathe her eye. Don't have the cotton bud sopping wet or you'll soak the hamster - just slightly wet but not dripping. You could swaddle your hamster in a towel while you do it. Just gently dab the eye area with the saline. It will help soothe as well as heal.

It is more likely your hamster has just half closed the eye because the cream in it - I don't think there's anything in the gel that would make her go blind although gentle eye clean with saline will help remove some of it. Isaderm seems to be mostly a steroid gel with a bit of antibiotic in so I don't think it'll do any real harm but might cause discomfort.

Edit: Posted at the same time as Souffle If you don't have a cotton bud, use the corner of a soft cloth
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:55 AM   #5
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You could rinse it with saline. If you have a first aid kit there is often a saline eye wash in it. If not you can make some. A teaspoon of salt dissolved in boiling water (ie put a teaspoon of salt in a jug and add boiling water up to a pint level). Then let it go cold. When it's cold iuse a cotton bud dipped in it and gently bathe her eye. Don't have the cotton bud sopping wet or you'll soak the hamster - just slightly wet but not dripping. You could swaddle your hamster in a towel while you do it. Just gently dab the eye area with the saline. It will help soothe as well as heal.

It is more likely your hamster has just half closed the eye because the cream in it - I don't think there's anything in the gel that would make her go blind although gentle eye clean with saline will help remove some of it. Isaderm seems to be mostly a steroid gel with a bit of antibiotic in so I don't think it'll do any real harm but might cause discomfort.


Edit: Posted at the same time as Souffle If you don't have a cotton bud, use the corner of a soft cloth


I think I will try making some tonight as shes back in her bed now.

Her eye is still strange, its like you know where they are usually 'out' hers is inwards, like kinda tucked in & kind of narrow, like 'flat' but not like half closed if that makes sense, i looked up images of blind hamsters and the eyes are very similar (

Im pretty sure it was the isaderm but it may of even been the baytril or metacam, i know once she moved as i was squirting it into her mouth :/

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Old 11-26-2019, 09:41 AM   #6
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If you're still worried it might be an idea to take her to the vet.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:31 AM   #7
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If you're still worried it might be an idea to take her to the vet.
Her eye seems ok now
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:56 PM   #8
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Default Re: I think I may of made my hamster blind my accident :'(

Your hamster wont be blind from it dont worry. Also from the sounds of it wjen you searched for blind hamsters you mostly got results of hamsters with injured eyes? Most injuries that cause them to squint like that are from irritation via a scratch or something in their eye - these hamsters are not blind.

Blind hamsters, unless they have no eyes, will look just like any other hamster. Some might have cataracts or smaller than usual eyes but their eyes open normally and do not show signs of irritation.
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