So, Larry has had feline herpes ever since he was a kitten. Feline herpes is not passed to humans at all and it is something that they will have for the rest of their lives. Like in most cats with FH they have this black stuff that coats their eyelids and pools this crusty black stuff in the corner of their eyes.
We had these eye drops for him before that had steriods in them that we got from one vet, but then we swtiched vets and the information never got over there. So, when he got it again we just used the old stuff we had left over as they wanted us to bring him back in (which is a very painful ride, he hates riding in cars) because they didn't have any documentation of the diagnosis and I really didn't to pay for a vet visit for them to tell me what I already knew and they could have found out fromthe other vet (across the street) if the information would ever get there. When I had to take him in for his annual shots he was fine and there was nothing to show and they told me I could just rinse his eyes out with saline solution and that would help clear it up because the tear ducts were not working properly to flush them out because they were crudded up with that stuff.
So, anyways, I did some research online about the saline thing and also found out that many vet optamologists recommend the saline flush and l-lysine (amino acid supplement that you can buy in the human section of vitamins and crush up) put into their food.
So, for the past couple days Larry has been getting a 500mg crushed tablet of L-lysine split into 2 servings of tuna. He has certainly been enjoying getting tuna twice a day and I notice that his eye seems to be clearing up. We are also doing the saline flushes. So, hopefully this will continue to work and help the big guy. If not, I guess I'll just have to bring him in and get the diagnosis & get the drops, or get that other vet to get that info to the other one.