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What is Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye?

Your pet’s eye health is something that is pretty vital to their existence. Unfortunately, many breeds inherit many congenital eye diseases that will more or less show up as they get older. Hyphema is one of these disorders that could form. Hyphema is a visible bleeding of the eye from either a trauma or secondary disease. It can stem from major issues such as glaucoma, retinal separation, tumors, and more. While it sounds serious, and it can be, it is, in fact, treatable.

Canine retinal bleeding or, hyphema, is a breakdown of the blood-ocular barrier and subsequent inflammation of the anterior chamber. It is a hemorrhage in the eye due to blunt trauma, secondary disease, or retinal detachment.

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Symptoms of Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye in Dogs

The symptoms of hyphema, as mentioned above, are visible. They can develop gradually or suddenly, depending on the cause. Some of the symptoms you should be watching for as a pet owner are:

  • Small blood clots in the front of the eye
  • Blood filling the entire front of the eye
  • Multiple layers of unclotted hemorrhage
  • Expressions of pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Rubbing of face

These symptoms should never be ignored, and if shown, you should take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible. Left untreated, your pet could face impaired vision or permanent blindness.

Causes of Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye in Dogs

There are many causes of hyphema in dogs, although most are unfortunately very serious. The most common causes of hyphema are:

  • Blunt trauma to the head
  • Anterior Uveitis - this is the inflammation of the iris and ciliary body
  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Congenital and/or heritable conditions
  • Retinal separation

While obviously you cannot guarantee breeding out conditions like this, if you are a pet breeder, you should always try and breed dogs that do not have a history of this condition. Some of the most common breeds that can develop hyphema are Rough Collies, Labradors, and Boxers.

Hyphema that shows up suddenly can be a symptom of an underlying disorder that has not been diagnosed yet, or, of course, trauma. Reoccurring hyphema is a symptom of an ocular disorder that will require further treatment.

Diagnosis of Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye in Dogs

If you notice any of the pre-mentioned symptoms, it is important that you take your pet to their veterinarian as soon as possible. Until then, try and monitor your pet’s behavior. Keep them out of direct light and keep their face clean. For pets who have not had this before, it could be serious, but a key to catching a different disorder.

Once you are able to see a veterinarian, they will perform many ocular tests such as:

  • Schirmer tear testing
  • Fluorescein staining
  • Tonometry
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Blood and eye pressure tests

These tests will determine if the hyphema bleeding is caused due to trauma, glaucoma, tumors, or anything else. Most likely, the tests will be performed at a veterinary ophthalmology specialist clinic. These tests will also determine which is the best method of treatment for your pet.

They will do a full examination of their body to make sure that the blood clots have not formed in other places as well. Blood clots anywhere else in the body can be fatal. If there has been a trauma, they will perform x-rays to check the skull and anywhere else that may be broken causing the hemorrhage.

Treatment of Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye in Dogs

Unfortunately, there are no direct drugs that can treat hyphema. However, the veterinarian will most likely prescribe an intracameral tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). This is a drug that breaks up the blood clots on your pet’s eyes and helps them slowly heal. They will also prescribe topical corticosteroids, which is cream that will help heal infections. Once pets are released, specialists will most likely prescribe mild pain relievers to help with any pain your pet may have.

Once the hemorrhage has been treated, specialists can then treat the underlying issue if there is any. This could mean a biopsy or ultrasound, to check for tumors or tests for glaucoma. For some pets, if the tumors are serious enough or if they have experienced trauma, they will have to undergo surgery. However, this is usually uncommon; most treatment is topical for eye conditions.

Death is rare from hyphema but left untreated, blindness and eye loss is a very real possibility. For older pets or pets that have reoccurring hyphema, it is more likely they will go blind or have to have an eye removed to cease infections.

Recovery of Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye in Dogs

Uncomplicated hyphema should be treated and completely healed within 1-3 weeks. With a more serious case, as one due to glaucoma, cataracts, or tumors, it could take much longer. The underlying disease must be treated in order for the hyphema to cease. Your pet may have to be hospitalized for a while to be monitored.

Your pet will most likely have to go in for regular ocular examinations to monitor the healing of glaucoma or tumors and to have their in ocular pressure (IOP) measured to make sure that it is not at a level that risks another hemorrhage.

Once your pet is allowed home, they will be restricted to cage rest and minimal exercise until their IOP levels are stabilized and there is no more threat of hemorrhage. To protect their eyes further, you should monitor them closely and possibly purchase an Elizabethan collar to keep them from touching their face.

Of course, for pets who have had surgery or damage from the hemorrhage, you should monitor and limit their experiences outside for a while. Direct sunlight can be very painful for your pet, and if they rub their face on the ground, it can cause infection or re-opening of wounds.

Hyphema is a serious condition that must be treated as such. While your pet may have to make some sacrifices to be healthy, treatment is possible. Timing is everything when it comes to hyphema, so be aware of the signs and keep your pet’s eyes healthy.

Bleeding of the Retina in the Eye Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Boonk
American Staffordshire Terrier
11 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Redness
Hyphema

My dog has his fever and his energy is low, he wasn't eating his food then he got thinner. So I go to the vet then the doctor said that he has a high temperature then the doctor took his blood sample for cbc them he has a mild bacteria from his blood, the doctor injected him to lower his fever then he gave a anti bacterial tablets for the doc then after few days his eye went change the light color part of his eye slowly getting red, and I look closely to it and it is a blood slowly covering the light color of his eyes after a few days the light color of his eyes covered with red blood I think.

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coco
chocolate labador retriever
9 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

eye moved
Red Eye

My chocolate lab turning 8 soon has a red eye near bottom and the eye part looks a little off to the right what is it? We think its just alergies but when i looked the big circle eye part was off to the right. help?

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Cocoa
Mixed
Five Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

hungry all the time, lays around

My dog is just coming up on five years old. She was diagnosed with Lymphoma 4 1/2 months ago. She is on steroids and pills that soothe her stomach so she does not get irritated from the steroids. Her right eye seems to be enlarged and filling with blood where the pupil should be. She seems to not be able to see on that side and the other eye is starting to get the same way.

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Cookie
Cocker Spaniel
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vision Problems

My 12 year old female mix of spaniel and samoyed had, ? Tick induced fever and sudden fall of platelets a month back. She had congested eyelids and sclera. She couldnt see from that day. We did a B-scan for her, which shows retinal detachment in the right eye with evidence of vitreal hemorrhage and there is vitreal hemorrhage in the left eye too, without retinal detachment on the left side.

We gave her topical and systemic antibiotics n steroids. Now her health has improved but there is no improvement in vision.

Could you give me some idea if her left side vision can improve ? And what precautions should we take so that the left eye doesnt deteriorate further. Now she is hemodynamically stable and treated thouroughly for ticks etc.

Thanks.

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Skye
Husky
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

yellow-greenish eye boogers
Bleeding eye

my 2 1/2 month old husky started getting greenish-yellowish eye boogers a week after I got her. The second week with her I started noticing more of it and her eyes were starting to look weird so I took her to the vet. The say she had eye infection and skin infection so they gave me some medication. She fell asleep later and when she woke up she couldn't open one eye so we put the eyedrops on her eyes but when I opened the closed eye it started bleeding. What should I do about that and are the eye drops gonna help?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The eye drops should help (you didn’t mention specifically which ones were prescribed) but generally you should see improvement after a few days; in the meantime you should wipe away any discharge with a warm damp cloth and use the drops as directed, if there is a large quantity of blood you should return to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster
Shih Tzu
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog Buster is about 11 yr old black and white shih Tzu. We adopted him just over 2 yrs ago. We know nothing of his history except that he was a breeder and did not lead a good life. When we adopted him, his Left Pupil was completely white. Always has been. Vet said no vision in that eye. But just watch it. Today I noticed the white is no longer white. It's red. I'm frightened. No trauma that I'm aware of, however he did get ahold of a chicken bone 2 days ago and chewed it up and threw it up yesterday. Could this cause a butt capillary?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the red sclera including burst capillaries, inflammation and infection; try to flush out Buster’s eyes with warm saline (contact lens solution) and apply a canine ophthalmic ointment to the eye twice per day. If you don’t see any improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Haliey
Chihuahua
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Happy

I have a 3 month pup I noticed that her right eye was red and her left eye is white. I'm a little scared for her since she's my boyfriend's little sisters dog. My mom thinks it's from her going under the bed or her playing with the pitbull.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Redness of the eye may occur due to infection, trauma, scratches and other causes; I would suggest rinsing out the eye with sterile saline and using an ophthalmic eye ointment (see link below), if there is no improvement after a few days visit a Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://store.vetericyn.com/index.php/dog-care/animal-ophthalmic-gel-3-oz.html

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Ruby
Basset Hound
7
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

None as of yet

My dog ruby has had a bloody dot sticking out of her eye and we have done hot compresses to the eye and then tonight the dot came off cause she rubbed it and when that happened her eye started bleeding a little but so we wipped it away. Her eye doesn't seem to be bothering her at all and she does not seem to be effected by light and she is happy and wagging her tail should i be worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a bleeding wound from Ruby’s eye (I am assuming from the eyeball), I would highly recommend you have your Veterinarian take a look at it to be on the safe side especially if it is on the cornea. Until you visit your Veterinarian you can use a canine ophthalmic ointment to help lubricate the eye and you may find an ointment with antibiotics too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

And he is 5 weeks

Eye not eyes

My puppy's eyes is bleeding and it started out as a small vein and I thought maybe it was just something that would go away but then 4 days later it's not a vein anymore it's more like a puddle of blood in the eye and I just don't know if his eye started this cause we hurt himself or if it's mental I need help

Hey,

My dog is a 5 year old golden retriever. He has bleeding in the eye and his white blood cell count is through the roof. Any idea what this could be from. He is showing no signs of injury or pain from anywhere. I've been to 3 different vets now and still no idea what it's from. THank you.

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Tommy
Shih Tzu mix
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Red Bloody eye

My mom took her dog to the groomers today. It was his first time. When she went to pick him up, they told her that they were not able to groom him because he was really stressed out. The groomer also told her that his eyes started bleeding, so they stoped and put him back in this kennel. His eyes are really red. His seems happy and he is eating and drinking. Should we be worried? Does he need to see a vet as soon as possible? Anything we should be looking for?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many issues which may occur during grooming especially if this is a new experience for Tommy which may cause the sclera (white of the eye) to turn red in response to stress; you should monitor him for any other symptoms but if there is no improvement or any other symptoms develop you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bandit
Beagle fiest mix
11 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

Medication Used

none

My dog has a small red spot that sorta looks like blood on the white part of his eye it's not bothering him I just noticed it. I don't know if he hit his self with his toy or what. Can I put eye drops in his eye or what do I need to do??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Bandit has hurt his eye, just make sure that the eye is flushed with some sterile saline solution and you can apply an ophthalmic ointment like Vetericyn to be safe. Keep an eye, but if you see no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Max
Jack russell x Pom
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody eye

Hi there, my dog came in from being outside with a very bloody eye its weeping blood as well. I have wiped it with warm water but it seems to hurt him even though im being very gentle. Is there anything else i can do till the morning when my husband get home with the car? He is almost 13yrs old and he already had cloudy eyes as we suspected he was going blind but could still see large things/shadows but stuggles to see small things. Also he was barking at a bush in the garden before he came inside and nothing was there.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should apply some gentle pressure to the eye with a damp towel if it is leaking blood, if the leaking doesn’t stop you should ask a friend, family member or call a taxi to take you to a Veterinarian (local or emergency) for an examination to be on the safe side. Without examining Max I cannot determine how severe the injury is so it is best to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cookie
Golden Retriever
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Decreased Appetite

I have a 16YO Golden Retriever that had a cloudy eye that now has filled with blood. She cannot see out of that eye and keeps rubbing it. Since, the blood appears to have lessened but now she has decreased appetite and is having accidents in the house that she has NEVER had in 16 years. I can tell she is stressed about the vision loss and will eat if I hand feed her. Her arthritis has gotten worse as well.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Cookie it is difficult to say what exactly is going on with her eye, if the eye appears to be full with blood you should visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination and to look into the bleeding of the eye as there may be other issues going on as well (clotting disorders etc…). Without examining Cookie, I cannot give you any constructive advice in this case. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Haley
Golden Retriever
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

My 12 year old golden (Haley) had blood in the corner of her eye today. I blotted it with a damp tissue and it seems to be okay right now. I took her to the vet two weeks ago for pneumonia and she is also starting to show signs of cataracts. Can the cataracts and the bleeding be associated? And are cold compresses okay for her eye if it bleeds again?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bleeding from the corner of the eye is normally causes by trauma, I cannot see a relation to the cataracts. Trauma, foreign bodies and scratching may all cause this type of bleeding. Keep an “eye” on it and if it bleeds again, a compress would be fine; but visit your Veterinarian if it bleeds again to examine the eye in more detail. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Diva
Tibetan Terrier
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hyphema

My dog was fine last night and this morning she had developed yellow puss in her eye. I took her to the vet thinking it was an eye infection and was told it is hyphema. She was diagnosed with IMHA last year and almost died but was cured and she has been very healthy and active since. Is this due to the IMHA? Is there a cure for her? The doctors have ordered blood tests to know what the cause really is and we are waiting on them. Until then she has been prescribed with an antibiotic eye drop.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Hyphema can be causedby local trauma, systemic infection, systemic disease, or cancer. It is unlikely that it is related to the IMHA, unless there is an underlying cause for the IMHA that wasn't resolved. The eye drops are very appropriate while waiting for the results from the lab tests. Many cases of hyphema resolve with appropriate therapy. I hope that Diva recovers well.

Thank you so much for your response. It was discovered that her platelet count has dropped to 20 and her globulin levels were high. She has now developed blood in her urine, when she passes and her gums are bleeding too. The Vet has still not discovered why this has happened but thinks it is due to Diva being in heat and being stressed out. We have given her medication to improve the platelet count, vitamin b, saline and the vet has prescribed many eye drops including an antibiotic eye drop and a steroid eye drop. I am running around in circles trying to help diva get well. Pls do let me know your opinion on this.

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Chloe
Coton de Tulear
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tears
Squinting
Red pupil

Medication Used

Equitrx

How can I tell if my dogs corneal ulcer is healing? I took her to the vet this Saturday, after I unmatted her eye to find it cloudy with a small indentation. She has a heart murmur and probably wouldn't survive surgery, so we can't sedate her and close her third eyelid, like the vet wanted to do, so he gave us Equitrx (Corneal repair drops for horses). I know it's only been two days, but her pupil is red and looks cloudy and the hole looked slightly bigger, and her eye still has pus/mucus coming out, I'm just wondering if I should go see another vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are noticing an increase in the size of the ulcer, it would be best to revisit your Veterinarian or visit another Veterinarian for re-evaluation of the ulcer. Whilst improvements may not be seen within two days, the progression should have at least stopped or slowed down. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dogs eyes are swelled with puss and blood drainage,this came on suddenly.Coda is a Staffordshire bull terrier

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Buddy
Lhasa Apso
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

White eye with blood dot at center

Hi my dog had cloudy on the right eye twomonths ago. Vet prescribed viso tears.. everything was fine until last week. Green puss started from same eye. Vet said touse cyclodyne. Yesterday blood came from the eye and it became totally white with blood dot in the center of the eye. Took pics I'd share them if you need. They will tell you clearly what he is going through.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is a case of either the eye itself has turned white, the conjunctiva has turned white or pus (or another secretion) is covering the eye. I feel that the problem may be a severe infection and that culture and sensitivity must be carried out to determine the most suitable antibiotic to fight the infection; it is possible that Buddy may need to have the eye removed if the problem is too severe. Please revisit your Veterinarian as I am unable to prescribe anything without physically examining Buddy. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog cut her upper eye on chicken wire and her eye is filled with blood. She is a husky with blue eyes, her one eye is now a yellowish color. Going to the vet in the morning

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Spiritz
Miniature Australian Shepherd
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

blooded clouded eyes

We have a female Miniature Australian Shepard she is solid white with a red patch, pink nose and blue eyes with very small pupils that don't seem to ever adjust. She is 4 years old and for a long time she has had issues with lightly bumping into things she gets what seems to be blood in her eyes, We took her to a vet once and they said it could be expected with her genetic issues. recently one eye has failed to clear up as quickly as they normally do, it would almost get clear only to get bumped or ..sometimes just if she gets overly excited, barking or playing hard then end up bloody again. 2 days ago she bumped her other eye it got bloody and for the first time seems to be nearly blind it clears up for the most part if she lays around still and shes ok when she first gets up, it seems to let the blood pool in the bottom..but when she begins to move around her eyes cloud up with blood again .

My question is ..is there any vitamin supplement that would help this heal quicker or diet adjustment that would make her less prone to this bleeding inside her eye.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to determine why Spiritz keeps bumping into things, especially if there is a lack of pupil dilation; Australian Shepherds need to be checked by Veterinarian familiar with the breed. If Spiritz is prone to bleeding, you should have a blood test done to check platelet counts and a prothrombin time test to see how long it takes for blood to clot; but more importantly a thorough examination to determine if there are any issues with the eyes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maddie
Chihuahua
2 Years
Critical condition
0 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Eyes bulging bleeding
Eyes bulging
Eyes bulging and bleeding

What cause my baby's eyes to bulging out and was bleeding out. We was only outside about a hour when I look up and seen her running in a circle. Has a ran to her that's when I seen her eyes bulging out and bleeding. Took her to the vet and they haven't really told me nothing. She is gonna be blind for sure in her left eye and not sure of the right eye. But the right eye looks blurry with a blue flim over it.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many things that can cause that, including trauma, glaucoma, or infection. Without seeing Maddie, I'm not able to tell you what might have caused this problem, but if she is at your veterinarian, it is very reasonable of you to ask what they think might have happened, and what her prognosis is.

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Grey
Daschund
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

Medication Used

Neomycin

My dog has a scratched cornea 3 months ago and it was blue but now it's blood red. He was prescribed ointment from the vet and eye wash. He is rubbing his face on the ground but will letemail lean it and give him meds. He does not cry/yelp if I touch it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there was a simple infection, it should have cleared up by now. There are many secondary conditions which may occur after a scratch including corneal ulcers, uveitis, glaucoma etc… It would be best to get your Veterinarian to take another look at the eye to see if there is a secondary condition; corticosteroids or other treatment may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daiquiri
Miniature Pinscher
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

My 12 year old miniature pincher has been blind in one eye since she was about 1 year old (she got in a fight with another dog, who scratched her eye - took her to the vet, and they saved her eyeball but she has been blind ever since). That eye has had a murky look in it ever since, but recently, we saw that the eye now was red (looked like blood) all around. Her behavior has not changed - she is still the happy dog she usually is. Should we take her to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the eye is just red around the sclera (white part of the eye) I would try to give some ophthalmic eye drops (Vetericyn) to see if there is any improvement; if the redness continues after a few days of treatment I would suggest popping into see your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buddy
Labrador Retriever
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Medication Used

Allegry

I've been playing with my dog outside with the hose, running around and he's been fine but I just notice his right eye , on the side it looks likes it's bleeding. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is blood coming from the eye, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination; if there is a red spot, just clean the eye out with some lukewarm water or contact lens solution, afterwards apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to the eye and keep an eye on it. If there is no improvement in a few days or it gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gracie
Boston Terrier
1 Year
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Na

My Boston terrier had a little bit
Of red in the white of her eye yesterday. Today it has spread to Almost the whole white part of her eye and it is a very deep red. She isn't bleeding from the eye and it isn't seeming to bother her right now. Does she need to be seen?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A burst capillary on the sclera can look scary; it would be best to have her checked by her Veterinarian, but until then you can use a canine ophthalmic ointment on the eye to help keep it lubricated. If it continues for a few days or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Green Bean
Dachshund
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye

My dog was severely attacked by another dog although the eye was not injured she did get blood in the whites of her eye. Now she has recovered but the eye is cloudy.its been 4 months can I expect it to clear up over time?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the eye is cloudy, it is important to know whether the cornea is cloudy or if the lens is cloudy as they indicate different issues; if there has been trauma to the eyes it is possible that a secondary condition like uveitis has occurred and you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination of the eyes to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Aslan
German Shepherd
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 10 year old German Shepherd was playing rough in the yard and slipped and hit his head on a lounge chair. He now has blood in his left eye, a friend who is a vet tec told me it is hyphema. I went online and read some about it- since it is caused by trauma is there any treatment for it? He doesn't paw at it at all and doesn't seem to be bothered at all. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst there is no treatment to resolve the hyphema quicker, we generally prescribe topical corticosteroids to prevent a delay in the healing process. Whilst trauma is the cause, it would be advisable to have Aslan’s eye(s) checked by his Veterinarian so that any other issues which may be caused by trauma like lens luxation and retinal detachment (to name a few) aren’t concurrent to the hyphema. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Queen
Chihuahua
10 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Red Eye
Twitching

My dog recently is going through Hyphema, at first I didn't know what it really was until I searched up online. I am really worried about her, will time heal her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the eye can be indicative of retinal detachment, tumours, trauma, glaucoma and inflammation of structures within the eye; determining the cause is also important for successful treatment sine if you treat the symptoms and not the cause, the problem would recur. Treatment usually consists of intracameral tissue plasminogen activator and corticosteroids which would need to be prescribed by your Veterinarian, other medications may be required depending on the primary cause of the bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

A client of mine brought in her pet that was staying at a in home boarding facility. The boarding facility called to let her know that her pet was found this am dead. She had blood on her mouth. She also had blood filled in her right eye. We did an autopsy and everything else was unremarkable except for some bruising to the stomach. This pet was 8 years old. No history of illness and not on any medication. I'm just looking for another opinion. It looked suspicious to me. Like trauma to the head. And the fact that she had feces caked in between her toes and smelled of urine and feces her eyes were so dehydrated I guess I would describe them as pruned ... it just is not settling well with me and I'd just like to know if it is possible for a pet to die suddenly from this specific thing. We had just examined her last month. I'm wondering if this can cause sudden death. I've never been to this specific boarding place but it is in someone's home. Per the owner. I find it hard to believe if they were doing their job correctly that this would have gone in recognized. They said she was fine last night. Went to bed. And was just found dead .... I asked for an x ray but the owner declined. Opinions?

I have an 18 year old cockapoo, I just noticed she's bleeding groom get left the which was cloudy white. At her age, would I have to put her down? :(

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Kelsey
Miniature Pinscher
17 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody eye

Medication Used

Furosemide
Enalapril

Kelsey had a disagreement with our other dog while we were out of the house. When we came back home she had some coagulated blood on her nose and a hemorrhage in her eye. I cleaned up her nose and tried wiping her eye, she didn’t wince or whine but is very feisty for her age and just kept pushing my hands away. I was holding her to make sure she was ok and she pushed to have me let her down. Besides a little swelling she seems to be doing fine. She has lost most of the sight in both of her eyes and only can see when it is really bright out and even then she can’t see all that well. Should I have her checked out or can I just monitor the eye to see if the swelling goes down?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given Kelsey’s age and heart condition I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and for treatment to ensure what the specific cause of the swelling is as we don’t want to be giving random over the counter medications. You should get her checked out as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Daschsund
8 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

My dog has bleeding in his right eye! What should I do!!! He went yesterday to have his nails done and he thru such a fit they had to muzzle him and hold him down

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bleeding in the eye is usually caused by a subconjunctival haemorrhage where red spots of blood appear on the sclera (white part of the eye). Please check the first link below, if the bleeding is only in the right eye and looks similar to the image, no therapy is usually needed as the bleed would resolve itself; however if the bleed looks different or you would like to confirm, visit your Veterinarian Monday morning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.merckvetmanual.com/~/media/manual/veterinary/images/subconjunctival_hemorrhage_dog_high.jpg
www.msdvetmanual.com/eye-and-ear/ophthalmology/conjunctiva

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Penny
Mini Goldendoodle
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

Our dog got collar’s tangled up with another dog and was choking. After we got them loose we noticed retinal hemorrhage in her left eye. She has not been scratching it and it does not look swollen. Should we be concerned?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For the time being you should keep an eye on things to look for improvement or for any worsening of symptoms; many times the presence of blood will self resolve but in other cases it may require medical intervention. In the time being make sure that the eye itself is clean and free of debris, flushing it out gently with sterile saline would be a good step. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lillie
Pomeranian
7 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Red Eye

I took my pomeranian to both the vet and groomer today. Everything came out good at the vet, but after picking her up at the groomer's the groomer told me she had hit her face against the pole she was tied against while she was clipping her nails. The groomer explained she had a bit of a bloody nose, but other than that, she was fine. Once I got home I noticed that when she looked to the side, the inner corner of her eye looked bloodshot and well, bloody. I'm assuming this was from her hitting her face against the pole, but I'm still concerned because she winces and whimpers if I touch it and also hesitates to scratch her face. Should I take her back to the vet to make sure it's not anything more serious?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Lillie checked out by your veterinarian to make sure that the bruising is not something to worry about, and to give her pain medications if she needs them. She sounds like she might be uncomfortable. I hope that she is okay.

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Coco
Doberman Pinscher
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

Medication Used

Doxycycline

Coco's eyes have build up a yellow type of mucus plus his eyes were red for a week. Now he keeps them shut and is starting to bleed from them. He has a lump on the left side by his eye. He shows pain and doesn't have much of an appetite.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Coco has a severe case of conjunctivitis which should be confirmed by your Veterinarian and treated with topical eye drops and in severe cases systemic antibiotics. The lump should also be examined to determine its origin and whether it should be treated or monitored. If treatment for the eyes to date hasn’t been effective, a sample may be needed for sensitivity testing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Molly
American Bulldog
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My 6 yr old American Bulldog has small cloudy spot in colored part of eye with what looks to me blood behind the cloudy spot? She s acting fine, no obvious trauma to it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For the time being, keep a close eye on Molly’s eye and apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to the eye; if you notice the spot get larger or you notice discharge you should visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kato
German Shepherd
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding from eye

Hello i have a 8 month german shepherd. Recently he has had tear stains that looked of blood then yesterday at the park we noticed he was actually bleeding out of his right eye. We cleaned it up and it immediately stopped. But now he rubs both eyes so something is causing irritation. And we notice he will bleed out of both eyes and then it will stop as quickly as it started. We are just wondering if we should take him to the vet asap because he is clearly irritated by it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It would be best to have your Veterinarian take a look as soon as possible as there may be a serious condition which may jeopardize Kato’s sight which may include conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, corneal ulceration, trauma among other causes. Without examining Kato, I am unable to tell you the underlying cause or recommend a treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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MAx
Rat Terrier/Chihuahua
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Max is 12-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He has Addisons and Thyroid issues; he takes medication for both. He also now blind in both eyes due to cataracts. He does reasonably well around the house and in our backyard. Two days ago I noticed blood in his right eye, he was home alone for an afternoon, so I'm not sure if he ran into something (as he frequently does) or what happened. He also has an ear infection on the same side. I took him to the vet immediately after seeing the blood in his eye. She did several tests and scheduled him for follow up in a few days. She did say it is possible he may have a tumor. If he injured his eye while alone, how long will it take to clear? Our vet gave him drops, and he does rub that side of his head, (ear infection) Could he have injured it scratching his ear?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is unusual for a dog to injure their eye whilst scratching their ear as they normally position themselves in a way where their eye is facing away from the paw; I cannot say if the cause is from scratching, running into something or something else and I do not want to give you any false hope on it not being a tumour as I haven’t examined him. A simple scratch of the eye should start to show improvement after a few days but this varies case to case. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boofy
Corgi Cattle Dog
17 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Red, blue, purple, mild inflamation

Hello, I live a very long way from an eye specialist so I have had to rely on my 2 local vets but there is a bit of confusion as to whether my dog has glucoma or not. The first wanted to just take his eye out but at nearly 18 years old I said no because its way too much of a risk. So they thought they would try eye drops to see how the eye would respond. I have been using Trusopt and Prednefrin Forte as well as pain medication Meloxicam. The 2nd vet said it looks like bleeding in the eye and may or may not be glucoma, but has done nothing since. I am wondering how do you tell the difference between Glucoma and bleeding in the eye from something else? He hasn't responded to the eye drops, he doesn't seem to be in any pain as he shows signs of playfullness and happiness every day and the rest of his health is great, but his eye is mostly all the time red to some degree and its the entire eye. It looks like it comes and goes as sometimes he has really good definition of the whites of his eye. It can also change colour too. It can appear to be like a darker purple/blue type red and other times it can appear quite bright red. His eye does look slightly bigger too. Also just to mention he appears to be quite blind in that eye and the other eye has cataracts so he doesn't see that well out of that one either and he frequently bangs into thing that's why I am wondering if this is a form of injury to the eye. So how do I tell the difference between injury and glucoma and also is there another medication I can try? Please help as I just don't know what to do next and neither does my vet it seems and to see a specialist is not possible. Thank you in adavance

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Glaucoma is characterised by an increase in intraocular pressure and may be measured using a tonometer (tonopen or similar - see link below); any suspected case of glaucoma should be checked with one of these instruments to check the intraocular pressure and a general check with an ophthalmoscope to assist with the diagnosis. Without examining Boofy I cannot say whether it is injury (glaucoma can be secondary to injury - keep in mind) or glaucoma; you need to rely on your local Veterinarians if you are unable to visit an Ophthalmologist. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.cliniciansbrief.com/sites/default/files/article_images/opthamology1.jpg

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Marley
Yorkie
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog was in a fight now both of his eyes are deep red where the white is. What should I do? He is staying in the closet. The dog bit him a couple of times around his neck

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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For Marley’s eyes, a topical over the counter canine ophthalmic antibiotic ointment may be sufficient; but I am more concerned with bite wounds around the neck, the neck is very sensitive and injury or infection to the area can have severe consequences for health. Check the wounds and if they are superficial bathe them with a dilute antiseptic, but if they are deep you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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