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Understanding your Oriental cat's eye swelling and associated loss of appetite can be concerning. Eye swelling can be caused by a variety of issues, including conjunctivitis, trauma, allergies, or more serious conditions such as glaucoma or infections. The fact that your cat was on an ophthalmic suspension and gel suggests that there was a previous concern for the eyes that warranted medication, which could have been for an infection or inflammation.
Loss of appetite can be related to the discomfort or pain from the eye condition, or it could be indicative of a systemic issue. Since the eye issues and loss of appetite have been present for two days but are no longer ongoing, it's possible that the medications have begun to take effect, or the underlying issue is resolving.