I have an all black (i mentioned color because ive had similar issues, eyes and teeth, with only my other black dwarfs) dwarf I rescued several yrs ago, I think maybe about 5 or 6 yrs old. About 2 years ago he suddenly developed malocclusion of his four front teeth, which I trim regularly and are clipped and look good right now. I check and handle every bunny daily and usually several time a day. Last Monday (7/29/13) I was putting Bambi, ill bunny, into his play pen, along with his companion and cagemate Chase, and noticed that his eyes looked infected.
Both of Bambi's eyes had white and clear mucosal dischange in and around the eyes and dried in the fur around the eye. The right eye was completely swollen shut and the left eye is bulging. Both scleras were red and blood shot and the corneas are very and completely clouded over. The most disturbing symptom is he's turning his head to the left, same side as the bulging eye, but not tilting. Hes eating, drinking, peeing and pooping normally and does not appear to be dizzy because he has not problems hopping around. He seems to be able to see, at least a little, since he's finding his way in and out of his bunny house.
I flushed out both eyes with sterile saline solution and have been using lubricating eye drops. I'm using gentocin ophthalmic ointment twice a day, clindamycin 25 mg/ml .25ml once a day orally. Last pm I started using ketorolac tromethane ophthalmic drops, an anti-inflammatory, I think the cloudiness may be caused by inflammation and or irritation. I've had rabbits with cataracts and this doesn't look like that.
Since Monday, and several days of medicating, his right eye is open and the cloudiness is improving. There is a definite improvement as far as the infections, decrease in discharge and redness. However, the left eye is still bulging, is very cloudy and he's still turning his head to the left.
I have a arsenal of medications but I'm not sure exactly what I'm dealing with or which medication(having some technical problems..sorry)
thappropriate. I'm unfortunately unable to bring him to the vet, my mothers ill and moneys a problem, but I'm working on getting him there as soon as I can. I think this maybe a rebulbar abcess, given the dental issues, & I've had 2 other buns with similar dental abcess problems, both didn't end well