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Dog eye ulcer

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by EleanorLoftus28, Dec 8, 2020.


  1. EleanorLoftus28

    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello,

    My dogs eye was a closed over after a trip to the beach, I took him to the vet the following day and they told me he had a little piece of sand or shell in his eye and it has resulted in a ulcer on his eye.

    The vet told me if the treatment doesn’t work then it would result in him losing his sight and removal of eye.

    I was wondering if this has happened to any other dog owners before and if this is a likely scenario or they have to warn me of the worst case scenario?

    Thanks in advance,

    Elle.
     
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    Worst case scenario but always very possible. Fingers crossed it heals ok.
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for the reply, hopefully it will heal with the eye drops.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Yes definitely worst case scenario. However still possible. Pugs (and other breeds with bulgy eyes) lose eyes very easily from scratches, so you do have to be careful.
    Fingers crossed it heals up OK. My girl had an eye ulcer (from eyelashes rubbing her eye) and it healed up fine.
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks Sarah, he is a little Morkie so his eyes are quite small thankfully and he is taking the eye drops well x
     
  6. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    How is he today?
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Mood wise he is his usual playful self and his eye looked fine today, then this evening it was closed over again a little bit.

    He is due his eye drops now so hopefully it will ease his pain/irritation a little bit.

    If he continues to squint tomorrow I will call the vet and ask for some advice, also I read online that he should have a cone to avoid him touching his eye, so I will enquire about this.

    Thank you for your concern :)
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    One of mine had to have the third eyelid stitched shut to protect an eye ulcer, This was several years ago
    Anything you can do to protect it will be a wise move
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Did stitching the eyelid resolve the issue? He’s only 2 so I will do anything to heal his eye as soon as possible. Did yours have a corneal ulcer?
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    It worked wonderfully but looked horrendous. It was a very long time ago, they may not do it any more.
    It was so long ago I can't remember the details, all I can remember is that she scratched her eye and it ended up white over virtually the whole eye
     
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    I was wondering if stitching the eyelid would be the next step. Not the third eyelid, the proper eyelid. But the only problem with that is you cant them put drops in so I think it would be something that would be done if it was still bad after the drops had been finished with.
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks all, I have messaged ‘The honest vet’ on social media who advised I carry on with the drops and ask the vet to provide a hard cone to prevent him scratching it. I will update on Friday when he has his check up
     
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    EleanorLoftus28 PetForums Newbie

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    Update: check up was cancelled due to a Covid outbreak, the referral vet has bad reviews so I will contact another one early next week.

    The redness has cleared up so it is looking like it is healing well :)
     
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    Fingers crossed
     
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