I looked at Ginger last Saturday.
Madanne's husband had lanced it the night before to relieve her and it had gone down considerably.
( Oh and PS., I don't think Anne is mad at all
The swelling is actually of the third eyelid itself, with the other lids becoming swollen due to pressure.
The eye is absolutely fine underneath.
My feeling is that something is blocking the tears produced by the third eyelid from flowing out onto the eye.
This blockage is likely a result of the previous respiratory infection that she had and the inflammation caused by it.
As soon as the hole produced from lancing it closes over, the eyelid fills up with fluid again.
Because the third eyelid produces 70-80% of the eye's tears which protect the eye, and because it acts like a windscreen wiper, it would be very detrimental to just remove it.
Ginger is comfortable for some time until it swells up again.
I have spoken to a veterinary opthalmologist friend of mine who agrees from my description that this is most likely the problem.
He has agreed to look at Ginger for me on Friday to give his verdict.
He has suggested a surgical procedure where the third eyelid is given a permanent drainage hole in lieu of the blocked one.
For those interested he is doing this at no charge as an educational session for me. ( It helps to have friends in high places).
I shall give him a good bottle of red for doing us a good deed. And of course I will post his ideas once he has seen Ginger.