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Ocular FIP and Cat Eyes: Understanding the Connection

Ocular FIP, a manifestation of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), can significantly impact a cat's eyes and vision. Here's what you need to know:


Ocular FIP and Cat Eyes: Understanding the Connection
Ocular FIP and Cat Eyes: Understanding the Connection


What is Ocular FIP?


  • Ocular FIP is a form of FIP where the feline coronavirus (FCoV) attacks the structures of the eye.

  • It's more common in the dry form of FIP, occurring in about 30% of affected cats.

  • While less frequent, it can also appear in the wet form.


Symptoms of Ocular FIP and Cats Eyes:


Anterior uveitis: This inflammation of the iris and ciliary body is the most common sign. Symptoms include:


  • Cloudy eye (aqueous flare) 

  • Change in iris color (reddening or darkening)

  • Small white deposits on the cornea (keratic precipitates)

  • Unequal pupil size (anisocoria)

  • Painful, squinting eyes


Other potential symptoms:


  • Glaucoma 

  • Retinal detachment 

  • Cataracts 

  • Blindness


Ocular FIP and Cat Eyes: Understanding the Connection
Ocular FIP and Cat Eyes: Understanding the Connection

Diagnosing Ocular FIP:

No single test conclusively confirms ocular FIP. Veterinarians usually rely on a combination of:

  • Physical examination 

  • Eye tests 

  • Blood tests for FCoV antibodies 

  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on aqueous humor or ocular tissues (highly specific, but not always positive)

Treatment for Ocular FIP:

  • The most successful ocular FIP medication is GS-441524 for cats eyes

  • Treatment focuses on managing inflammation and pain, potentially slowing disease progression. This may involve:

  1. Anti-inflammatory medications (topical and oral) 

  2. Immunosuppressive drugs 

  3. Pain management


As best FIP treatment support, CureFIP Korea  provides GS-441524 into forms of injectable and oral forms. The purity of our GS treatment is more than 98 percent. The oral form is equally effective on forms of FIP treatments but for ocular FIP and Neurological FIP it is advised to use GS-441524 Injections since is considered to be more severe forms of FIP.  Purchase FIP treatments Here.


Prognosis for Ocular FIP:

  • Prognosis varies depending on the severity of the disease and promptness of treatment.

  • Some cats with early-stage ocular FIP may experience significant improvement and even remission with aggressive treatment.

  • However, others may progress to vision loss or require enucleation (removal of the eye) in severe cases.

Do contact us if you need any help in FIP treatment.





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