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It seems like your American Curl cat has been experiencing eye swelling for a period of 8 days, which has now resolved. Eye swelling in cats can be caused by a variety of issues such as infections, allergies, trauma, or even underlying diseases. Since the swelling has subsided, it's possible that the cause was a minor injury or irritation that has healed on its own.
To help maintain your cat's eye health, ensure that their living environment is clean and free of irritants such as smoke or strong chemicals. Regularly check their eyes for any signs of redness, discharge, or further swelling. If you notice any of these symptoms again, gently clean the eye with a damp cloth using only water, and make sure your cat does not rub or scratch the eye, as this could worsen the condition. An Elizabethan collar can be used to prevent self-trauma if necessary.
Since your cat is still young and vaccinations and flea and tick preventions are not mentioned, it's important to keep up with their preventive care schedule. Vaccinations can help prevent certain diseases that might cause eye issues, and flea and tick preventions can keep away parasites that could lead to infections.
If you notice any recurrence of the swelling or additional symptoms such as changes in behavior, appetite, or other signs of illness, it would be prudent to consult a professional for a thorough examination. Immediate attention would be required if the eye issue is accompanied by severe pain, significant redness, a cloudy or blue appearance to the eye, or if your cat is having trouble seeing.