Our family cat Tigger has had a closed eye for the past 4/5 days with some discharge coming out also.We took him to the vet's tonight & were expecting the vet to tell us it was an eye infection & to take eyedrops or antibiotics to clear it up. We were shocked to be told Tigger needs an urgent eye operation as it has developed an abcess in it's left eye.The vet thinks it may have scratched it's eye lens on a branch or something & that has caused an abcess to form.If we had left it for another few days the vet thinks it may have lost an eye. It would be great if you could keep him in your thoughts over the next day or so as he's been kept in overnight & operated on in the morning. Kind regards,Paul. PS check my profile for a pic of Tigger.