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    DefaultWhat's wrong with this eye?. VET UPDATE

    I'm taking my boy to the vet tomorrow about this. In the meantime, I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?. If so, do you know what it is?, what caused it?. How did you treat it? etc. I'm not concerned about the left eye. The vet assures me it's just scar tissue & isn't affecting his sight. This problem with the right eye doesn't APPEAR to be affecting his sight either.

    My prime suspect is maybe the pug has clawed him while they've been playing (see pics). The strange thing about this is it doesn't seem to be worrying him. He's not doing the usual things dogs do when they have a sore eye like rubbing it with his foot, dragging his face along the floor etc. As someone who has had pugs for nearly 40 years (this guy is my 6th), I've had plenty of experience with eye problems but I've never seen anything like THIS.

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    DefaultRe: What's wrong with this eye?.

    That looks awful and I'm sorry but I can't offer any advice.

    However, I would be taking him to an opthomologist if your vet says its just scar tissue and not planning to do anything about it.

    It looks to me like he has no vision in his right eye due to the lower eye lid hanging down.

    I hope you can correct this. Please keep us posted.

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    Is this sort of a Bells' Palsy thing? Or does he have droopy eyes on both sides? I'd get him to the vet. My first girl gone to the bridge had a temporary case of the palsy as associated w/ her LP if I remember right. -Anne

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    DefaultRe: What's wrong with this eye?.

    My guess is his inner eyelid has been scratched, taking him to the vet is the best thing to do.

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    DefaultRe: What's wrong with this eye?.

    could be the inner ear got infected or scratched. Not usually painful, even though it looks bad, it just takes time to go way. However, please make sure you have the vet check into it.

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    Looks scary. Poor boy. Keep us posted on how it goes @ the vets.
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    DefaultRe: What's wrong with this eye?.

    When our girls had conjunctivitis they each had one swollen red eye with drainage. But it did not look that bad. When we went to the vet they stained the eye & then gave some numbing drops to let the vet take a good look at the third eyelid to see if it was scratched. No scratches but it was at least 3 days on the oral antibiotics & drops before we saw any improvement.

    I hope your guy feels better soon.

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    I would recommend seeing an opthamology specialist as well. The right eye looks like it has ectropian. This can cause many problems including serious infections because the lower lid does not protect the eye. The left eye looks very similar to when my Rottie scratched his cornea. It became cloudy. He had LK (linear kerototomy) surgery twice but the injury kept reoccuring because he was turning he lower eye lid in because of the pain which further scratched and scarred his eye. We finally did a 3rd LK surgery and a small plastic surgery procedure to remove a portion of his lower eye lid and that resolved the problem.

    My rule of thumb is never to mess around with eye issues.

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    Had the dog gotten to a vet yet? I hope the appearance is worse than the problem, but those eyes, both of them, should be seen by a vet. And if one vet said the right eye was not a problem, a different vet would be a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Endofile
    Had the dog gotten to a vet yet?
    I took him this afternoon & had 2 vets look at it. As Anne correctly pointed out, they suspect it could be a case of palsy. They're just not sure if it will ever come normal again. Apparently this is quite common amongst Golden Retrievers. ???

    There's also 3 other possibilities. The 1st being as I suspected that MAYBE the Pug did it while they've been playing. The 2nd one could be a damaged nerve on the side of his face leading to the palsy theory. The 3rd (& I don't even want to think about it) is a possible tumor in his head.

    For starters he's got Cephalexin antibiotics & Baytril Otic eye drops twice a day. If there's no improvement after 7 - 10 days then we'll be doing things like opthamologists, x rays etc.

    In the meantime, fingers crossed please everyone.

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