Our expert says:
There can be many reasons for prolapse of the 3rd eyelid.
It could be due to:
a)relaxed ocular muscles that keep the 3rd eyelid retracted. Could be due to poor physical condition.
b)Neurological deficit to the 3rd eyelid and ocular muscles due to neurological disease e.t.c
c)Pain response prob due to ocular pain.
d)Dehydration, Weight Loss e.t.c
e)Decrease in the size of the eye due to trauma/inflammation
There are many other reasons but this might give you some guidance.
Would I be concerned? Yes, as this is not normal presentation in a cat.
Maybe get a feline viral profile conducted for Felv/FIV.
See what explanation you vet gives you for the clinical presentation. If you are not happy aalways have a second opinion.
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