Eye Trauma?

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Morrigan

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My rats get along fairly well, so I was baffled to come home today to see the worst injuries I've ever seen as a rat owner. They're all getting along right now so I can't guess who the culprit is, but I'm keeping a very close eye on them and I'm extremely concerned... they've all been together a year and there's been no injuries prior to this.

One, ear is terrible but can be dealt with.

I am concerned about the eye. Nerves (the rat) doesn't show any symptoms of pain. In fact he was super active. I'm wondering what this is. Pupil is definitely lighter on the injured side.
 

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Kye

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Could he be developing cataracts.? If there have been no problems then maybe-
 

Morrigan

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Although cataracts and a sharp edge lines up so neatly I considered it for a moment, I simply don't think there's anything sharp enough in the cage to cause that amount of damage.

His ear has healed, but to me there's a kind of dappled appearance to his eye, like certain parts are whiter. It's the same size as the other and he has no trouble closing it + no other symptoms.


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Morrigan

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Thank you very much for your comments lilspaz, they've really been helpful.

It's been awhile now and nothing is particular about the eye except the paleness so I think it's just eye trauma he's going to have to deal with. I'm glad it isn't worse than this though, I was severely worried at the time.
 

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