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Eye removal surgery

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Mariam16, May 31, 2019.


  1. Mariam16

    Mariam16 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Im am new to this forum, and was wondering if anyone can advice me on my dogs eye removal, i have a pomeranian dog who is now 8years old, he has advanced cataract but the left eye has turned into glaucoma he is in a lot of discomfort , i took him to the vets they just gave him a look and told me that he needs his eye removed. However i am not so assured by their service i felt rushed into making a decision, i want to know if any other tests need to be carried out before i make my decision. Eg does my dog need to get some blood test done or an xray at least just to make sure there is no further problem in his eye or any other internal problem. I would love to hear back from anyone whose been through a similar situation. Thanks xx
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I think cataract surgery alone has a lot of aftercare with drops... still can result in losing the eye if anything goes wrong.

    With the glaucoma, which is also painful I am guessing this is why the vet came to the conclusion.

    However if you feel rushed, am not a vet so there could be other options please get a second opinion from another vet before making your final decision.
     
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    If your dog is uncomfortable or in pain I would definitely go ahead. It is a relatively simple operation. I am very out of date but when I worked for a vet we did a lot of them and the eye socket was stuffed with bandage with a bit peeping out and then removed a bit at a time as healing took place. The dogs were all quite happy and there did not seem to be a lot of after care. I have a dog with a cataract and there is always fear of glaucoma. I would not hesitate to have the eye removed if this happened and she was in pain. Breeds of dogs with pop eyes (very technical term!) sometimes have to have an eye removed because it constantly prolapses. A friend's young dog injured its eye and had it removed. Take your vet's advice and get it done if they are definite that is the best option for your dog.
     
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    ttaylor45 PetForums Senior

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    My toy poodle Pepe had cataracts and glaucoma in both eyes and was under a specialist eye vet called Optivet in Havant the glaucoma was treated with two different eye drops which really worked and brought the pressure down from 60 at one time to under 20. I sadly lost my darling boy last November but that was because of kidney disease. I used to take him regularly to Optivet to have the pressure checked which was an 85 mile round trip but he was so worth it and Optivet were excellent.
     
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    I have a beagle who round 5 years ago had an eye removed due to glaucoma. As she had a cataract on the other eye she was blind for three weeks until they removed the cataract. She was on drops twice a day of Maxitrol, Tacrolimus and rRemend. The vet has now stopped the Maxitrol. She goes for a check up every six months. This wasn't done by my own vet but at a canine eye hospital called vet vision. She doesn't see close to very well but distance sight is ok.
     
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  6. Mariam16

    Mariam16 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much its really helpful! Good luck with everything x



     
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  7. Mariam16

    Mariam16 PetForums Newbie

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    So sorry to hear about your dog, thank you for your advice it was really helpful and assuring. I will be going ahead with the surgery. Take care



    QUOTE="ttaylor45, post: 1065442991, member: 1250346"]My toy poodle Pepe had cataracts and glaucoma in both eyes and was under a specialist eye vet called Optivet in Havant the glaucoma was treated with two different eye drops which really worked and brought the pressure down from 60 at one time to under 20. I sadly lost my darling boy last November but that was because of kidney disease. I used to take him regularly to Optivet to have the pressure checked which was an 85 mile round trip but he was so worth it and Optivet were excellent.[/QUOTE]
     
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  8. Mariam16

    Mariam16 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your advice, its just really hard as it came as a big shock to me and i was not sure if anything needs to be done before eg blood test etc but I have to do what is best for my little boy, i will be going ahead with procedure and hopefully will post his progress.

    Take care x



    QUOTE="Blitz, post: 1065442951, member: 17057"]If your dog is uncomfortable or in pain I would definitely go ahead. It is a relatively simple operation. I am very out of date but when I worked for a vet we did a lot of them and the eye socket was stuffed with bandage with a bit peeping out and then removed a bit at a time as healing took place. The dogs were all quite happy and there did not seem to be a lot of after care. I have a dog with a cataract and there is always fear of glaucoma. I would not hesitate to have the eye removed if this happened and she was in pain. Breeds of dogs with pop eyes (very technical term!) sometimes have to have an eye removed because it constantly prolapses. A friend's young dog injured its eye and had it removed. Take your vet's advice and get it done if they are definite that is the best option for your dog.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Please keep us updated. It would be lovely to hear of progress reports etc.

    This forum is always here to hold people's 'hands' as well. Just so you are aware, you won't be waiting alone, or going through it alone
     
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    Mariam16 PetForums Newbie

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    I’m so glad forums like this exist and we can share our feelings and our problems with other people out there good to know everyone is so supportive I will definitely be in touch with his progress thank you so much for your help Xx

    QUOTE="lullabydream, post: 1065443267, member: 1381616"]Please keep us updated. It would be lovely to hear of progress reports etc.

    This forum is always here to hold people's 'hands' as well. Just so you are aware, you won't be waiting alone, or going through it alone[/QUOTE]
     
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  11. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

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    Good luck with the surgery we will all be keeping our fingers crossed for your boy. We do like pictures on here to when your able ;)
     
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