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Missy's eye three weeks on.

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Dogloverlou, Nov 21, 2018.


  1. Dogloverlou

    Dogloverlou PetForums VIP

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    So three weeks ago I posted about Missy's eye looking super cloudy and it was weeping and squinty. Anyway, turns out it was an eye ulcer and she's been on Accular eye drops for the past two weeks. I think there is improvement as she is at least managing to open it much wider now but it still appears to be weepy at times and it's still very cloudy, although I managed to see the depression in her eye for the first time last night as previously her eye was completely clouded over. My worry is that we have to wait until next Thursday to see the eye specialist again & we're running low on the drops. I have a feeling that if we run out the eye will flare right back up. Also, in the pic below the eye still looks excessively clouded over. Is this normal?

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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I don't think this would be normal after 2 weeks to be honest. When one of my dogs had a bad eye ulcer, the third eyelid was sewn over for a while to protect the eye. I think I would be back to the vet to get it checked as it's not healing much
     
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    pennyLokiMUM PetForums Senior

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    Hi we have had 7 months of eye ulcers ( 5 in total and one took 2 months to clear) with Loki , about 18 months ago his eye went cloudy when this happens excessive water gets trapped, this is when ulcers form, he had 2 minor procedures when they cauterise the ulcer under local, the cornea has a flap that gets loose with age and lets the water under and ulcers can form, my advice to you is referral to a optomologist, we saw an excellent vet in south Devon, he had a procedure were they stick the cornea down, the cloudiness is reduced and he no longer getting ulcers over the moon, we had so many eye drops including cornea repair gel REMEGEL and Chroloamphenical (which is anti bacterial human drops) the poor dog was in pain for months, thank fully my Vet Sarah did research diagnosed him and they got him to the specialist, we are insured that helped.
     
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    Agree with Rona. I went through a spate of cold sores in my eye (of all places:().
    2 weeks of meds made a noticeable difference but they took a while to clear completely.
    Hope Missy get better soon.
     
  5. pennyLokiMUM

    pennyLokiMUM PetForums Senior

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    please do not worry about the weeping this is the eye drops, I would not run out though so get some more, I was advised that the cloudiness will never go he is 13 now as long as he can see
     
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    I don’t know anything about eyes but hope Missy improves soon.
     
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    Lol I would get a second opinion if there was treatment that could work quicker/better.

    I say this as my boy had a corneal graft at 6 mths for a necrotising ulcer
     
  8. Dogloverlou

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    Thanks everyone. I can't get her seen any earlier than Thursday unfortunately as that is when the eye specialist is in. There is definitely improvement but maybe she needs a change of drops to help speed up things.
     
  9. pennyLokiMUM

    pennyLokiMUM PetForums Senior

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    Not sure how old Missy is but older dogs the healing time is longer, Loki eye took ages to heal
     
  10. Dogloverlou

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    Update - The eye ulcer has apparently healed but has left behind fatty deposits that the vet would have suggested a small operation to remove but given her age advises against doing so. So it's a case of managing the eye with further eye drops. Plus, she also has cataracts as I initially suspected.
     
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    Aww bless her x. She’ll feel much more comfy now that painful thing has gone.
    I had drops to prevent scar tissue forming so you never know, the fatty deposits may go.
    Shame re the cataract but it’s a slow process and I’m sure she’ll adapt well.
     
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  12. Dogloverlou

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    Thanks. I think the cataract has been slowly forming the past couple of years but are age related & slow so therefore she's learnt to adapt. She does have the occasional bump into a closed door, bot other than that you really wouldn't be able to tell.

    Her eye is already looking happier again on the drops :)
     
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    My collie cross was the same. They adapt surprisingly well. When Jen’s hearing failed she would only go outside the house and garden with me or OH. Our sons grew up with her and felt a little miffed but they had moved out and we were her constants. I still feel overwhelmed by her trust in us. Bless her.

    Great the drops are making a difference.
     
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