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What are Eye Injuries?

Eye injuries are common in dogs and greatly vary in severity. Take your dog to the veterinarian immediately upon noticing symptoms, as eye injuries can lead to permanent scarring or blindness. Even if there is a foreign object you can see, do not attempt to treat an eye injury at home without a professional veterinarian.

Injuries to the eye can lead to permanent scarring or blindness if penetrating or ulcerative lesions develop. Eye injuries include foreign bodies, scratches, perforating injuries, chemical, or contact corneal trauma. If your dog's eye is closed, she is squinting to protect it, or the eyelid is not functioning correctly, it's a for sure sign of a serious medical emergency.

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Symptoms of Eye Injuries in Dogs

  • General distress or discomfort
  • Squinting
  • Rapid blinking
  • Inability to open eye
  • Tearing
  • Bloody or bloodshot eyes
  • Avoiding bright lights
  • Pawing at the eye and face
  • Distorted pupil
  • Visible foreign object
  • Cloudiness or change in eye color
  • Discharge from eye

Causes of Eye Injuries in Dogs

There are many causes for eye injuries in dogs, but the most common include:

  • Altercations with other animals, fighting or playing (commonly cats)
  • Vegetation, i.e. running in the woods or digging in brush
  • Dangerous projectiles such as fireworks
  • Riding in a car with head out the window
Types
Simple

A simple eye injury is a penetrating or perforating injury to either the cornea (transparent outer layer at the front of the eye) or the sclera (white of the eye). In the case of a penetrating injury, the wound or foreign object pierces the cornea or sclera, while in a perforating injury, the wound or object passes through the cornea or sclera.

Complicated

A complicated eye injury is more serious and involves a perforating injury to the cornea or sclera along with other structures of the dog’s eye. This may include the iris, retina, lens, or eyelid.

Diagnosis of Eye Injuries in Dogs

In order to aid your veterinarian in diagnosis, be sure to give a thorough report on when the symptoms began, if they are getting better or worse, and any recent situations that may have caused your dog injury (particularly any of the causes listed above). Diagnosis will determine the cause and severity of the injury. In the case of a foreign object, or visible wound (i.e., scratch), diagnosis will be easy. However, in the absence of an immediately visible cause, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough ocular examination, including evaluation of your dog’s reaction to visual stimuli (lights, objects close to the eye), evaluation of pupil size, shape, symmetry and reflexes to light. These tests will help determine if there is a deeper injury, irritation, or bruising as a result of blunt trauma.

Treatment of Eye Injuries in Dogs

Simple

Simple wounds will be treated with an Elizabethan collar to prevent your dog from scratching, along with prescription antibiotic or atropine eye drops. Antibiotic eye drops treat bacterial infections, while atropine eye drops dilate your dog’s pupil and help relieve pain. In some cases, your veterinarian will prescribe a soft contact lens to protect the wound.

Complicated

More severe, complicated wounds may require surgical exploration to fully diagnose, and will require surgery in order to repair your dog’s eye and restore functioning. Your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection, as well as anti-inflammatory medications to relieve swelling and aid healing, and analgesics to help with your dog’s pain. Exact medications and dosages will depend upon the severity of your dog’s injury and the necessary surgery.

Recovery of Eye Injuries in Dogs

You must monitor your dog’s injury frequently in order to track recovery. For simple wounds, monitor every day for the first few days and make note of any differences. Consult your veterinarian with any negative changes, or if they wound does not appear to be healing. For a dog recovering from corrective surgery, closely follow all of your veterinarian’s care instructions and monitor progress.

The deeper the injury is within the eye, the higher the chance for partial or total loss of vision. If your dog suffers partial or total vision loss, you must both learn to adapt to this handicap with activity and environmental changes.

However, in most cases, your dog will recover fully from the eye injury. Time for recovery depends upon the type and severity of the injury. Be sure to keep your dog away from potential causes of eye injury or irritation.

Eye Injuries Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Laika
Husky
11 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye injury

Medication Used

Antibiotic ointment

I noticed my 11 month old husky had a discolored eye. We watched it then the next day it as worse. The 3rd eyelid was a little irritated and red, the white of the eye was somewhat bloodshot, and there appeared to be a cut at about 3 o'clock in the iris. I took her to the vet. Once there she just started to keep it shut some and squint. He flushed it, added the flourocein, and examined the eye. She wasn't the best patient, but he didn't see what I saw. It clearly looked like a cracked screen/glass. We started the antibiotic ointment. Today is day 2, 5 doses of the ointment and it appears slightly better but more reddish. It's like she has a hazel eye instead of blue. I don't believe there's anything in there but worried it's worse than we thought. Maybe I should wait longer. She also appears to see fine and is in no pain or changed habits.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should make sure that the course of antibiotics is complete before deciding on another course of action, recovery may take a few days to see some improvement but you are seeing improvement overall. Just keep an eye for the meantime and make sure that the antibiotics are being given as directed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Will do, thank you!

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Romeo
Shihtzu
4
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Red Eye
Crusty

Hi,
So my dog had a scratched cornea at two weeks old. It was treated with eye drops and an ointment. However over the past few weeks his eye seems to be getting worse. He is now 4 years old and the eye is almost always red and gets a crust that sometimes covers the entire pupil. Today while wiping his eye I noticed a drop of blood on the qtip. I can not afford a $600 veterinary bill right now. Do you think there’s another alternative? Maybe something I can buy over the counter without having to go to the vet.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

There are many problems which may affect the eye which include dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), infections (conjunctivitis), corneal ulceration, trauma, inflammation among others; each of those treatments have a different treatment. For the meantime (if you cannot afford $50-$100 to see a Veterinarian for a diagnosis), just keep the eye clean and free of debris and use an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment or if the eye seems dry, use artificial tears to help lubricate the eye. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Poh
Old English bulldog
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen eye
Red Eye
Lightly lazy

Medication Used

none

I'm wondering what to do, my puppy ran into my headboard. Hitting his eye. It's swollen, red eye, some light pus. It's the first time I ever experienced this with my pet.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are seeing some pus leaking from the eye, there is a good chance it has become infected. You would need to visit your Veterinarian for some eye drops, given his age your Veterinarian may choose to treat with systemic antibiotics. Until you visit your Veterinarian, clean the eye with saline solution and apply a cool compress. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have a appointment for him tomorrow. Is there a chance he'll loose his vision on it?

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Abby
Basset Hound
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Bulging
Swelling

Just wondering the general cost of eye removal for a dog! She has a detached lense with swelling and some "drainage" minimal! dont want to wait to long if she is in any discomfort!

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The cost for surgery for eye removal would be dependent on if you need the contents of the eye removed or the eye removed or the entire contents of the orbit of the eye removed; also your location and Veterinarian (general DVM or Specialist) will also have a bearing on price. A general price guide of $1,000 to $4,000 is a wide margin but covers many scenarios; calling your local Veterinary Clinic to ask about their prices would give you a better indication of local cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi my dog eyes are swollen what do I give him i don't have money for a veterinarian

U can use meloxicam half tab per day to reduce inflammation and pain... remember just half tab per day

And some antibiotic eye drops like ofloxacin to avoid infection

Hi my one year old samoyed was squinting 2 weeks ago. i brought him to the vet and she said probably a scratch that she couldnt see. gave me an ointment to put in his eye twice a day for 5 days. i did that and it seemed to be a little better. this morning his same eye is now all all grey. his pupil is completly greyed out. what happened? it looks like a condition old dogs get but he is just one year old. do i take him back to the same vet or an eye specialist? is he going blind? he seems to be in no distress

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Zappa
Pug
5 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Raw paws
Swollen eye socket

Medication Used

antibiotics

My pug has had both eyes removed 3 years ago. He is now 5. He has an infection and has licked his paws raw. I took him to the vet 2 weeks ago. Got antibiotics and have been spraying his paws with a diluted raw apple cider mixture. Both of his eye sockets were swollen, but now his left socket is extremely swollen. What can i do to get the swelling down before i can get him back into the vet?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the eye socket is extremely swollen, there isn’t anything which you can do at home; you should visit your Veterinarian immediately regardless of cost, distance or any other reason to take a look as manage accordingly. It is strange to have issues three years post surgery so I wouldn’t wait around on this one. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
Full Recovery
Treatment Cost: $89.00
I took Zappa to my vet and he is now on Chlorpheniramine Maleate for his paws. We did an ultrasound on his eye and it showed no tumor just liquid. A needle was used to take out some fluid for testing. This did reduce the pressure but I noted to the Dr. that the amount of fluid was less than and did not reflect the amount of reduction in swelling. Wondering if air was being trapped somehow. Dr. said he thought that maybe some matter was not removed in original surgery and possibly was still producing (technical term I don't remember) eyeball fluid, and he would do some more research and let me know. Using warm compresses to try to keep the swelling down, but can see it is starting to swell up again.

I took my dog to the vet he was given eye drops for a scratch on his eye its been 5days some times I think it's getting better then the next day he won't open it can you help don't have a lot of money to keep going back to the vet

It's not a full recovery yet as status shows

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Jaxon
Boxer
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wound
Redness
Swelling

Another dog attacked my dog. Most of his cuts are superficial and will be fine but I'm concerned about his eye. He has a small cut above it and under it as well. It does not appear that his actual eye is injured in any way. But it is inflamed somewhat and very red. I have been washing it out several times a day with warm water and apply some neosporin. Should I take him to vet or will it heal on its own?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Jaxon’s eye seems unaffected and it is just the skin surrounding the eye, good nursing care is usually sufficient; cleaning with watered down chlorhexidine (don’t get any in his eyes) will be best. Continue with the nursing care and ensure that the wounds are clean and free of debris; if you don’t notice any improvement after a few days or you wish to get some pain medication for Jaxon, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Our baby (dachshund) had a biopsy performed and was sedated for it. Her eye is now closed and watering really bad. I was told by the vet to get some systane so that's what I got for her. The other eye now looks like it is hard for her to open it. Any suggestions would be fantastic. Is this a medical emergency or can it wait until 7 am for the vets office opens?

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Abi
Mini dachsund
7
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sunken Eye

My little dog got stepped on by my other much larger dog about a 1 1/2 months go. When it happened it made a small scratch near her eye and her eye was blood shot and a little swollen. We gave her antibiotics, eye meds, pain meds & a cone to help the injury heal. The injury now looks fully healed now except for the fact that her eye is still slightly sunken only shows 2/3 of normal size. Will a injury like this usually correct on it's on or do cases like these tend to need more invasive surgery for damage beneath the eye? How long of a recovery?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A smaller eyeball may actually just be sunken in the orbit giving it the appearance of being smaller; this is caused by a neurological issue which maybe consistent with a traumatic event. Treatment would be dependent on the actual primary cause, as the sunken or smaller eye maybe a symptom of another condition; pricing would vary according to treatment and your location, a consultation with your local Veterinarian would be able to give you an indication about diagnosis, prognosis and price. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bruiser
Pug
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Deflated eye
Misshapen eye

My dogs eye looks like part of it has deflated. He is showing no signs of pain or discomfort, but the lower part of his eyeball is slightly sunken in and looks like a water balloon needs to be filled back up. It's more uncomfortable to look at than it seems like it is to him. I think something similar has happened before when he got something in it and it healed on it own. What I'm trying to find out is if I need to take him to the vet, or if I can treat him at home. and if I do need to take him to a veterinarian, about how much is it going to cost?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

It is possible that the eye is just sunken in which may be Horner’s Syndrome, or there may be a problem within the eye where there isn’t enough fluid to keep the shape of the eye. In these types of cases, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian as there are many possible causes as well as other symptoms that your Veterinarian may pick up on an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chelsea (Chessi)
Chihuahua
16 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

can't see bumping into things eye discharge squint

my dog scratched her eye yesterday soon as she came inside i noticed her squinting then was closed at nite with a discharge but this morning its open she has cataracts almost 17 deer chihuahua with C.H.F this is her good eye and seems to be blind with this issue bumping into things what can i do

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Eye injuries need to be taken care of promptly, the best thing would be to visit your Veterinarian; but you can flush the eye and apply a triple antibiotic ophthalmic topical ointment every four hours. I would still recommend having your Veterinarian take a look at it to make sure there is nothing more serious. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi my dog eyes are both swollen what can I give him i don't have money for a veterinarian

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Toby
Bichon Frise
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

small corneal abrasion

I was playing tug o war with my dog and accidentally scratched his eye with my nail. I can see the scratch is smaller than a pencil eraser and only penetrated the first corneal layer. He doesn't seem to be in pain, he has no discharge, he's opening and closing the eye normally, hes not pawing at it, and doesn't seem to have sensitivity to light. Should I flush it with saline? How long would it take for a wound like this to heal?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

I would be more concerned about the possibility of secondary infection; antibiotic eye drops or ointment will help against possible infections making a small injury worse, especially in a older dog. It may take as long as a month to heal, so it is important that during this time the scratch doesn’t get infected. Also, close monitoring is important to ensure that the eye doesn’t get worse. I would suggest visiting your Veterinarian for the medication and general check to see the depth of the injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kenzie
Rotweiler doberman mix
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not eating food.

My dog got fixed one week . she seemed like she doing fine until yesterday she wouldnt eat and threw up this morning and wouldnt eat today. Her eyes look sunk in its strange. I dont know what to do

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Sunken eyes may be indicative of Horner’s Syndrome or of dehydration, if Kenzie has been vomiting (and not drinking) dehydration is more likely possibility. Kenzie may require fluids to rebalance any dehydration, capillary refill time and skinfold test may indicate level of dehydration. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/horners-syndrome

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Cricket
Golden retriever cross Labrador
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy eye

I recently adopted a 10 week old puppy who had one cloudy eye. I've since taken her to the vet, who determined that the cause was a previous injury that had already healed, and prescribed no further treatment other than to "watch it." Since then, it seems that some of the clouding has gone away, but there is still a very opaque white spot with some regional clouding around it where the sclera and iris meet (I'm assuming that was the sight of the original scratch.) Is this something I can expect to continue to clear up on its own as time goes on, or is this likely some sort of scar tissue that will be there, along with some degree of cloudiness in the area, for life?
Alternately, is this something that may be helped with some sort to drops or ointment, even though the vet believes the actual scratch has healed, perhaps to treat leftover infection/bacteria/etc.? Should I take her back to request this? She doesn't seem to be bothered by any of this, by the way, though I'm sure she has some vision obstruction in that eye.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

If Cricket’s eye is otherwise fine and the severity has gone down, I would suspect it may be some scar tissue which wouldn’t respond to treatment; it will probably be just a cosmetic problem than medical. A fluorescein eye test would detect any anomalies which would require attention. Otherwise, keep an ‘eye’ on it. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Karita
Doberman/mastiff
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Red Eye
Swollen eyes

My puppy was running around playing and ran right into a metal food bowl, she screamed and blood gushed everywhere. I took her to the vet and was told she cut her upper eyelid inside of her eye. Her eye is still swollen and bloody. I cant eally afford insane vet bills right now so was more curious on how i can nurse her back to health from home?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Small injuries like this usually resolve themselves, the biggest problem is secondary infection but you should be able to get some antibiotic eye drops just to be on the safe side. A warm compress can help too, but treatment under the care of a Veterinarian wouldn’t be too expensive. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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KC
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Keeping eye closed

My son was going to take our dog for a walk, and somehow the end of the leash came back and hit her by the eye. I was not there to see it happen, I do know for sure it was the soft handle end of the leash. KC seems to want to keep the eye closed- so far nothing leaking out of her eye. Do you think we need to bring her in to see the Vet?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

It is possible that KC has scratched her cornea which would require medical management, it may just be causing a bit of discomfort causing her to keep it closed. If you don’t see any improvement over a few hours, it would be best to have your Veterinarian have a look. Eye drops to prevent secondary infection would be the minimum course of action. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hera
Chiweenie
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

Or new puppy has an brownish clear flat bubble on her eyeball in the white part thats covered by her lower eyelid.My family and I have looked at everything on the web and can't find anything like it.she also is pretty clumsly but we dont know if the eye is why.other then the spot on her eye she acts fine and it dosent seem to bother her.what could it be?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Cysts may occur on the eye in dogs, but usually they are connected with the iris than the sclera (white part). It may be just something caused by trauma, but if it isn’t causing Hera any trouble keep an eye on it and bring it up at your next vaccination visit with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rhea
American bully
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Pupils are different sizes
Third eyelid not fully retracting
Removed foreign object from eye

What could be causing the third eyelid to not fully retract & pupils to be different sizes after removing a small foreign object off the eye? She is eating, drinking, & acting fairly normal!

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

There are a few different causes for protrusion of the third eyelid and anisocoria (unequal pupil size) which may include head trauma, conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration (or scratches), irritation etc… Flushing the eye may help to remove any small debris and particles which may be still causing irritation to the eye and the use of an antibiotic ointment may help (may be found at your local pet shop). Ideally, given the importance of the eye and the anisocoria, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian to make sure that there isn’t anything more serious affecting the eye. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baron
American Bulldog
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Redness

My dog was attacked by a cat but seems perfectly fine. Aside from a couple scratches on his face and the white of one of his eyes is slightly red - he's a-okay. He is up to date on all shots, there is no discharge, and he is acting 100% normal. The only concern is the redness. The redness does not cover his pupils. Will it heal on its own without an expensive vet bill?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

The redness may be just from a broken blood vessel in the eye or some irritation; you may be able to get some antibiotic eye drops from your local pet shop just to help prevent infection and clean the wounds on the skin with dilute chlorhexidine. I strongly recommend visiting your Veterinarian as scratches from cats can be serious and expensive to treat if not treated with a systemic antibiotic promptly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cati
Yorky
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pain in the eye

My dog was scratched in her eye last night by a cat, her eye turned pure red, its watery and it has eye boogers is this sever ? And how much would the cost be to cure this

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Eye scratches are quite common in dogs after a skirmish with a cat; it may be possible clean the eye and to apply an antibiotic ointment (found from a pet shop) to treat the scratch. It would be best to visit your Veterinarian (complications are common - corneal ulceration), depending on your location treatment would cost around $75-$200 for a simple case (including initial consultation fee). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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gonzo
Chihuahua
4 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

white cloudiness
bluish eye

cat scratched my pup;s eye. He was on 14 days of eye ointment and all the white cloudiness went away, but not the bluish color. took him for a followup and he had an eye stain and the scratch was still healing. He's been on steroid eye drops for 14 days and his eye is still blue and cloudy in the corner of his eye. do i need to bring him back to the vet for another eye stain, or will it heal the rest of the way on its own

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

A blueish colour in the pupil may be due to infection or nuclear sclerosis; if the eye is still healing it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to have another fluorescein test to make sure everything is healing nicely. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oliver
Jack Russell Terrier
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cloudy red eyes

My dog had an injury to his eye today (no cuts or bleeding at all). He kept the eye closed for a couple hours and now that he is opening it, I see that it is red and cloudy. He doesn't seem to like looking toward the light and from what I can tell, he may not be able to see completely from that eye but has some visibility. Is this something that can wait until the vet opens up tomorrow or does he need to go in immediately? I'm worried that he will lose his vision in that eye.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

There is a good chance that the eye is irritated; rising over just above the eye with lukewarm water to allow it to run over the eye to clear it out may help; it would be best to visit your Veterinarian in the morning for an examination (to make sure no damage to the cornea) and to receive some antibiotic eye ointment to prevent against infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mia
Lab mix
4 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Discharge from eyes
Eye Bleeding

Medication Used

None

My puppy was bit by an older dog on a hike yesterday. There was blood in/around her eye, but the bleeding subsided and I was able to clean up the area. She wasn't closing her eye at all even right after it happened, so may have been just close to the eye. Can't find any noticeable cuts or scratches around the area, but so far her eye doesn't look swollen and vision on that side seems fine. Only thing I'm noticing is slightly more leakage & brown eye boogers on that side (she's always had discharge in both eyes). I'm just wondering if there is cause for concern?
Seems to be acting, eating, drinking, and sleeping normal. Slightly less playful but normal for day after a hike.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

With any severe eye injury I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side; however, keeping the eye clean and administering an antibiotic eye ointment regularly would help against infection (eye ointment available at many different pet shops). Eye injuries can be severe and may cause long term problems like lens luxation, detached retina or corneal ulcers. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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merlin
American Bulldog
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

red cloudy eye

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

How long will imbedded porcupine quill in my dog's face/ eye area take to dissolve, his eye is red and cloudy but he had it opened normally and no discharge . It has been almost two months since he had the visible quills removed, he was given another round of antibiotics today to keep infection from starting. Will his eye recover with more time or more likely that he will lose sight? If he does go blind does his eye after to be removed? What is typical for quill irritation to eye, no visible quill/ulcer/outside cornea wound?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I do not have any first hand experience with porcupine quill injuries in animals; however there is a lot of conflicting information online and very little information from reputable sources. It seems that the body will either expel quills over a period of time (like a splinter - but another source claims they get embedded deeper). The body usually forms an abscess around any foreign object in the skin to protect the body and this would help the body expel any quills. If the quills move towards the eye and the damage is severe (regardless of loss of sight) your Veterinarian may recommend removing the eye depending on the circumstances. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lexi
Pomeranian Chihuahua mix
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Discharge

My dog was in a small fight with my other dog of similar size. I was not able to see much of it so I'm not sure what happened. Do you have any ideas? How severe could it be?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

The severity will depend on whether there was a scratch to the eye, the depth and whether or not it will become infected. Since there are a few unknowns, it would be worth checking with your Veterinarian to see if there is any damage to the cornea; until then since it is Sunday and they may not be open, rinse out the eye with saline solution (since we don’t know the severity of the damage) and apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Thor
Siberian Husky
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Pupils are different sizes

Hello, my dogs were rough housing, and I think one of them may have hurt our puppies eye. He made a small yelp and was keeping one eye closed, but only for a minute. His eye is now open and he seems to be fine, no swelling or irritation that I can see, but the injured eyes pupil is now vastly smaller than his other eye. Will this resolve on its own or should I be concerned?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden development of anisocoria (unequal pupil size) should be treated as an emergency; anisocoria may develop due to various conditions of the eye including corneal ulcers, uveitis, retinal disease, tumours, glaucoma etc… but the onset is gradual not immediately noticeable which may indicate some nerve damage or other injury. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hank
Australian cattle dog
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

6mm split in eyelid in the corner near his nose
Tired
Low appetite

Hi,
My partner was splitting wood and the axe deflected off a log and hit my 6-month-old Australian blue cattle dog pup in the head. He seemed unaffected at the time, but when I went to feed him an hour later I noticed that there is a split in the nose side corner of his right eyelid. The split is about 6mm long, there appears to be no damage to his eye, he is not in pain if I push around the wound and he is not annoyed by it at all.
He appears to be tired and didn't really eat, although we did exercise him heavily (more than ever before) earlier in the day.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would be concerned about the possibility of head trauma over a small wound on the eyelid. Head trauma may tie in with the loss of appetite and lethargy and would need to be seen by your Veterinarian immediately. Swelling of the brain may lead to some serious complications and may be managed with medication. As for the cut on the eyelid, clean it and keep it free of debris. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Remi
Bernese Mountain
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Third eyelid not fully retracting
Red Eyes

Our 8 month old bernese pup was out too long on a hot day & her third eyelid is now covering her eyes. It comes and goes. We went to the vet & her blood work was normal. She is still active & attentive. How long does it usually take for her eyes to go back to normal & for the third eyelid to retract?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is not a set time period for the third eyelid to retract; the amount of time needed would be dependent on a variety of factors including: the presence of conjunctivitis, is the cornea ulcerated, was there any head trauma, tiredness and weakness may also cause the eyelid not to retract. It would be a case of just keeping an eye on it; you may want to use plain sterile saline (like contact lens solution) to flush the eye out in case there is something irritating the eye cause the third eyelid to show, if there is no improvement I would return to your Veterinarian for another look. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spirit
Miniature Schnauzer
1.5
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blindness
Tear reduction
tapetum lucidum

On May 8, 2017 My pup was playing with our husky and sustained a really good bite injury to the eye where it filled up with blood. We were given pain killers, artificial tear ointment and steroids. After the eye healed I noticed the pupil is bigger than the other, an appearance of "tapetum lucidum" and I'm pretty sure he can't see out of it. The shale appears normal in size and no clouding. I also have noticed that tear production has decreased in that eye and as a result the other eye has increased tear production. What could be wrong at this point? I am saving my money to take him to an opthamologist but in the mean time I was wondering if you had any good words of comfort?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Eye injuries may cause a few different complications including lens luxation, detached retina, glaucoma among other conditions; if glaucoma is the cause, it is a time sensitive issue with the prognosis reducing day by day also glaucoma may be secondary to lens luxation. Other causes of anisocoria (unequal pupil size) are head trauma, tumours and chemical irritation. I would recommend visiting an Ophthalmologist sooner rather than later; alternatively get a second opinion from other Veterinarian for the meantime. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spotty
Chihuahua
About 9 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling
Eye Swollen
Pain
Watery eyes
Red Eye
Eyelid Swelling

My dogs usually play fight but this time the girl scratched the boy in the eye. His eye was shut. Like you could barely see his eye. I don't know when this happened so I am not sure if he bled. I just looked at him and noticed this. I have no clue if he's okay or if it's serious. The swelling has gone down a bit so he can blink and i see more of his eye but the top of his eyelid is still swollen and the bottom still red. Should I be more concerned ? Is it going to go away soon ?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

If there is no blood or discharge it may just be a case of cleaning the eye with saline (contact lens solution) and then applying a canine ophthalmic antibiotic ointment which you can get over the counter which should help in case of infection. If the eye is oozing or you have any general concerns (remember I can’t examine the eye) it would be best to visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snoopy
Maltese
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

What do i do? I was playing with my dog accidentally poked in eye. He seemed fine next day his eye was shut. And it opened the next day but the eyelid was swollen at the bottom. Next day eye still that blue cloudy color and opened but the other eyelid on the other eye is swollen at the bottom. Now they are both swollen with just the eye blue cloudy color

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations
You can try to rinse out both of Snoopy’s eyes and apply an ophthalmic ointment to help with any inflammation and swelling, but ideally you should make a visit to your Veterinarian as you poked one eye and it seems that both eyes are affected by something so it would be best to have them checked out Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dexter
Mix
7 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

My older dog bit my puppy in both eyes. No vet is open in my area. Bleeding has stopped and he is opening one eye but the other is swelling. I went to the store and got saline and patted the areas. Pharmacist said to give a quarter tab of baby asprin. I have tramidol wich rx said is safe but dont know doseage so not given.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

I cannot recommend or prescribe the use of Tramadol without examining Dexter first. Keeping Dexter comfortable and ensuring that he is able to drink and eat is important until you can get Veterinary care. You do not have an Emergency Veterinarian open during the holidays? I would encourage you to go further afield to find a Clinic that is open as we need to treat Dexter’s eyes to ensure that we get a favourable resolution. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog eye is damaged bad. I'm not sure but I think k a cat did it. There is no vet around and. Do not have the money if there was. Please what can I do????

My dog Rocky has had symptoms of eye damage in that his right eye's iris is not dilating. We visited the vet who helped determine that Rocky did not have glaucoma, much to our relief, in that his eye still could see up close. But he showed signs of a damaged retina. After having blood drawn, we received the results that showed up healthy in that he does not have high blood pressure or other abnormalities. He is still his same old happy self and he eats and does his business regularly so that means his damage wouldn't be brought on by some brain tumor. He must have bumped his head falling down the stairs, as he's done before. For now we are giving him Metacam once a day to make sure we avoid pain or inflammation of his eye. We will be supplementing more Omega 3s in his food as well. Do you think his eyesight can recover? (PS: He is a Yorkie of about 7 1/2 years)

my dogs eye got hit with a bone and it is swollen and she can open it for a little and then she just closes it and she sometimes rubs her eye with her paw please tell me wait i can do or what i can use and it is not bleeding or ripped its just swollen and it kind of looks like her other eye is to but she opens it goodly and i really want to know if she is going to be okay

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gonzo
Chihuahua
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

slight eye protrusion

scratched cornea and tear from a cat. he is on proper medication for almost 48 hours. the eye is still cloudy and now the eye is protruding. is that normal for this injury

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Protruding eye isn’t normal but may occur after a scuffle with a cat, I would get Gonzo back to his Veterinarian to have a look and to reevaluate the injury. Artificial tears may be required to keep the eye lubricated during treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Amelia
American Eskimo
13 Weeks
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Slight redness
Minor Light sensitivty
Closing Eye

My puppy is closing her right eye, seems a little light sensitive, and I suspect got dust or something of the sorts in it. She does not have any discharge from her eye. Can she wait until tomorrow to go to the vet, as funds are tight after parvo shots, intitial cost, crate, toys, food etc. and I get paid again tomorrow.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations

Amelia should be able to wait until tomorrow; you could try to run some lukewarm water over the top of the eyes to run over them to clear out any debris that may be present. See how she is tomorrow, but a check up by your Veterinarian would be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you for the swift response. Will take her in first thing in the morning.

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Annabelle
Pug
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My pug had a corneal abration about 2 months ago. Went to Opthamologist, she was given antibiotic and other ointment plus wore a collar for a week or two. The scratch healed (as per vet inspection) but yesterday I noticed a cloudy area on the iris. Will go to vet tomorrow, but what do you think happened. It was looking fine.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A cloudy area is most likely on the cornea in the area covering the iris, this may be a corneal ulcer so should be checked out by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side especially if there was injury a few months ago. Without examining Annabelle’s eye myself, I cannot say for sure what the cause is, but you should certainly get it checked out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Noodles
Chihuahua
6 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My 6month old puppy has an eye injury. The eye is completely red no white or eye color. I want to take her to the vet but there are none open at this time. I believe the injury was caused by trauma. I was walking and stepped on my poor pup and then triped and fell on her. She screamed and ran.when she calmed down I examined her and other than being shook up she has a little redness around her eye but nothing crazy. I thought she was fine. I had an appointment to go to. I was gone for many hours and had to leave her in the house. When I got home she seemed sore or in pain and I noticed she was pawing at her eye. When I looked it was blood red. What dose this mean could she loose her eye I'm so worried about her. Please give any advice u can

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important that you take Noodles to your Veterinarian when they open as not only eye trauma but also brain injury should also be evaluated. Brain injury can cause symptoms immediately or may cause symptoms to develop after a period of time, each case is different; it is important to look out for behavioural changes, aggression, tremors, seizures, unequal pupil size among other symptoms. Take Noodles to see your Veterinarian for a neurological examination and for an examination of the eye; if you notice seizures or other neurological symptoms visit an Emergency Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jock Daniels (JD)
Parson Russell Terrier
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen eye lid
Small cut
Distended third eyelid

My dog got a tennis ball to the face earlier today (accidentally of course!)
He is fine and is showing only mild signs of discomfort, really just seems a bit sad this whole event, he's been curled up with us sulking this afternoon. There's no trauma to the eye itself and only a small cut to his upper eyelid near the outside corner. There was a small amount of discharge that had blood in it (it looks like usual doggy eye gunk and I think the blood just collected in the corner and mixed in). He's not trying to scratch at it or anything and seems to see fine, but the lid is quite swollen and his third eyelid is often extended almost halfway across but doesn't look sore or inflamed. We wiped it with a wet cloth (both the lid and the eye itself) and obviously intend to keep a check on it, but FP you think we should buy anything specific and/or take him to the vets?
Thanks in advance.
Joey

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Direct eye trauma can be relatively simple or complicated; many time the trauma of the injury causes the surrounding tissues to swell and there may be some bleeding around the eye as long as it isn’t large quantities; the problem comes is to damage inside the eye which may include lens luxation and secondary glaucoma in some cases. I would rinse the eye out with plain contact lens solution and apply a topical ophthalmic antibiotic ointment which should help against secondary infection and inflammation. If there is pain, discomfort, more oozing or you notice any visual problems in that eye (not responding to movements) you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maverick
Shiba Inu
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Scratching

My 10 week old puppy got scratched in the eye by a cat. Took him to the emergency vet at 12am the vet told me he saw a scratch on his eye and gave me some clear cream to put in his eye every 6 hours for a week. Since he has went to the vet 2 days ago I now notice his eye is cloudy looking. I'm wondering if this will go away or if it will result in him being blind?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations
The cloudiness of the eye may indicate a corneal ulcer occurring or something else happening to the eye due to the trauma; keep an eye on it for a day or so but it would be best to return to your Veterinarian for them to double check and to do a fluorescein test to see if there is any further damage to the cornea. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Pitbull mix
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Bleeding
swollen
discomfort
Bloody
Eye Bulging
Discharge

My dog was attacked by another dog yesterday night. Her eyes were bloodshot and releasing a little blood, we cleaned her eye up but it was still half open. This morning she woke up with a completely swollen eye with bloody discharge, her eye practically shut. She has been releasing yellow discharge as the day continued. What care does she need?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is most likely that Luna has a secondary infection too, the swelling will make it very difficult to open the eye to flush it out and apply eye drops; I would suggest that systemic antibiotics and antiinflammatories will be needed. Your Veterinarian will be able to prescribe them after an examination, apart from rinsing the eye out with sterile saline and using an ophthalmic ointment I cannot recommend anything else without examining Luna. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lana
Presa Canario
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Redness

Our dog ran to the neighbors property where the have horses. When we finally found her her I was red and swollen. There is no more white in the eye it's blood red and kind of bulgy. They have tall grass over there so we don't know if it's the grass or if she got knocked in the eye by one of the horses. We don't see anything in her eye that would cause irritation. It's Sunday and the vet is closed, should we take her in immediately tomorrow? And what do we do in the meantime?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should take her into her Veterinarian in the morning; until then flush the eye out with sterile saline solution to remove any possible dirt or debris that may be present, if you can get canine antimicrobial eye drops from a pet shop give as directed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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izzy
Pomeranian
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Medication Used

vetropolycin, atrophine, ofloxacin

Izzy 9 year old Tiny black pom, developed dry eye, she has been under care with our vet for now 4 months of constant, expensive treatment, every ointments, every drops, some directly ordered from A&M,med is tacrolimus 0.03% well, he wants to remove one eye, its ugly , blood filled cloudy,We probably could have paid for removal of left eye with all treatment so far. she talks a lot as .. always like barking, she seems happy but at night she hides, So surgery for left eye is suppose to happen oct.17, well we noticed other eye doing same thing, so.. its like going downhill from here, she is getting atropine in left damaged severe ye, other the ointment,So we have made appointment for oct 16th to get evaluation now .. cause both look bad now...is she gonna live a descent quality of life if both eyes are removed? or Do i say good bye to her,

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs do adapt to blindness well (as well as can be expected) but as you can imagine their movement will be restricted and will rest a lot more; usually only move to eat, drink, urinate and defecate. That being said, many young blind dogs still walk with their owners (on a lead obviously) and can have good lives when surrounded by loving owners. I would definitely get the second eye seen by an Ophthalmologist as soon as possible to see if there is any action which may be able to be taken. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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kory
spitz
8 Years
Mild condition
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i need advice i am on a very low income (disability)and to be honest cannot afford vet cost right now and i dont have any support to help me out financially unfortunately, but um my 3 year old house cat swatted my kory in the face catching her eye area and already i have a very aggressive dog as she went through abuse in here previous home i addopted her from so her trust with anyone is slim and i know her eye is bugging her a bit because she normally will allow me to wipe her tears as i call them she always seems to have runny eyes so after the kitty scratched her i tried to use a warm cloth and lightly wipe her eye and she tried to nip at me not drawing blood thank god but she still cant be trusted to see a stranger vet either plus i have no money its just a bad combo until the end of the month anyways is there some thing you can recommend me to help her at home ?????

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ideally you should try to flush her eye out with sterile saline and apply an ophthalmic ointment, I understand this may seem like a mammoth task given her temperament but this is the only at home method of management I can recommend to you until you are able to visit a Veterinarian. There are many charity clinics and non-profits which may be able to help you, do an online search for animal charities in your area to see if any are able to offer support for you given your circumstances. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Breeze
English Labrador
12 Weeks
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

eye scratch
Eye Bleeding

Medication Used

ofloxacin
Ofloxacin

I witnessed my cat scratch my 3 month old lab puppy's eye. A puncture to the colored part of the eye was visible to my naked eye, I held a cool cloth on it and we took her to the vet immediately. On the way she sat still and cried in my lap. When we got to the vet she was interested in all the activity and barely showed any discomfort. When the doctor saw her she barely looked in her eye and gave us antibiotic drops. 1) Is an eye injury that easily examined and prognosis given? I've been keeping her inside, out of the sun as much as possible and asleep if possible. Day 2 I can see a pointy pimple like bump at appox 3 (if a clock) on the colored part of the eye. On our first go outside it waters quite a bit and she holds it about half closed. This morning I can see a slight whitish mark about 1/16" long. 2) Is this normal for this kind of injury? 3) Should I take her for a 2nd opinion? 4) Will this affect her sight either now or in the future?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you saw a visible puncture mark as opposed to a scratch I would high recommend visiting another Veterinarian as the treatment may need to be different (although antibiotic eye drops would still be used); generally in these types of cases we would flush the eye out and then check to see if there was any damage to the cornea using fluorescein staining. I would visit another Veterinarian to be on the safe side and to check that the eye is healing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dodo
Shih-Tzu
8 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

My shihtzu had an eye injury by scratching with nail his eye turned red and his activities lowered a pus like dent was visible in his pupil we have visited a vet but now it's 10 days n we see no improvement rather it's getting worse now. One of the doctor says it's an eye puncture and he will loose vision. We really need to know how it can be healed can't see further pain.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining the eye I can only give some limited advice, I would suggest you visit an Ophthalmologist for an expert opinion. Other than that I suggest you flush the eye regularly with sterile saline solution and apply Vetericyn to the eye; you should place a cone on Dodo to prevent further self trauma to the eye. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frankie
American bully
16 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Discomfort
Eye Discharge
Chewing
Eye Itching

Hi,

My dog is a 16 month old American Bulldog, male, neutered. He has had 3 eye surgeries. He had entropian in both eyes, and a cherry eye in one. He seems to have made a full recovery in all ways except one. Whenever he chews bones, he keeps his eyes closed tightly, and after about 10/15mins his right eye seems to be irritated. He paws at it and it has some discharge. After he is done, his eye seems a bit irritated, but is overall fine. Do you know what could be causing this? I've stopped giving him bones, but would like to be able to. Or at least understand the chewing-eye connection. It is his right eye that had two eye surgeries.

Thanks so much!

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is a puzzling one, there may be something with the cherry eye surgery or it may just be a coincidence but there is no direct connected between the mouth and the eye. I wouldn’t want to just guess at possible theories but would suggest an examination to determine what is going on; until then don’t give any bones but the underlying cause should be found. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gussy
Golden Labrador
8 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lazy reddish whites can see red
Lazy
Lazy reddish whites

Puppy was playing tug with me pulled hard the toy flew out of my hand the knot on the end hit his eye he cried and kept it closed for a bit...then was playful again the whites of his eye are reddish bloodshot..it looked fine and then he slept for hours when he woke up hianeye looks lazy is blinking it more and acting fine however his eye looks lazy to me

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It would be best to just flush the eye out with sterile saline, but I wouldn’t be too concerned as trauma to be eye can be painful and may take some time for the eye to return to normal. I would keep an eye on it and if you are seeing no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination on Monday morning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Max
Border Collie/Pitbull
20 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen eye
Watery
yellow/green mucus
pawing at eye
blinking

I came home from work and noticed my dog's eye was swollen, watery and he kept pawing at it. It is hard for him to open his eye and now there is a yellowish greenish mucus starting to come out. Would it be okay if I rinsed it out with Eye Irritating Solution or is this something I need to take him into the Veterinarian for? Being that I don't have a lot of money left over with it being Christmas time, is there any home remedies I can try first?

Michele King
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Because the eye is painful, he is bothering with it, and he has a hard time opening the lids, it would honestly be best to have him seen. Dogs can get irritations, foreign bodies, and corneal ulcers that are much better to treat early vs later. It shouldn't cost that much to have his eye examined and appropriate medication prescribed, and he will feel so much better.

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Chanel
Yorkshire Terrier
6 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Eye Bulging
Discharge

My dog (Yorkie) was in a fight which led to her eyeball being popped out. We took her to the vet and they popped her eye back in the socket and sewed the lids shut for three weeks. It’s the second day and she is back to normal and you can see she is trying to move the eye. What are the chances that her eye will be saved after three weeks?

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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With quick intervention there is a good chance of Chanel having few problems once the sutures are removed but each case is different; generally we keep the eyelids sutured for seven to ten days but it will depend on the overall severity. We have an interesting page on this subject which goes into more detail, check the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/condition/prolapse-of-the-eye

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Bentley
Shih Tzu
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

N/A

Medication Used

Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates a

My dog which is a Shih Tzu who got hit in the eye on December 13, 2017 accidentally. I took him to the vet on December 15, 2017 to get it checked out. The vet gave me some Neomycin and polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalamic Ointment to put in his eye. There was a lot of swelling and puffiness but over a days the swelling and puffiness has gone done a tremendously. On December 28, 2017 I took him back to the vet for a follow up per the vet and the vet took one small simple look and said he want to take my beloved dog out. I can't fathom the thought of the vet taking his out eye where I am seeing progress. Our dog has returned to normal activities, we are very cautiously as to not bump our dog to cause any pain. My husband is continuing to use the medicine from the vet by putting int in our beloved Bentley eye and cleaning his eye daily. There is still a little oozing from his eye, I notice that once we put the medicine in it. Is there anything you can recommend we can use to help heal the process instead oping to take his eye out?

Michele King
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure what happened to make your veteriarian want to remove Bentley's eye, without seeing the eye or more detail I cannot comment on what might be happening. Given that that is such a permanent surgery, it would make sense to get a second opinion before taking that route. Dogs do handle living with one eye very well, and it does bother us more than it bothers them, but in case there is a way to save his eye, a second opinion makes sense. i hope that everything goes well for him!

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Luna
Husky
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My 2 month old puppy was playing and ran into our Christmas tree, she cried for a bit & seems to be a little better now. I took a look at her eye & it looks to be bleeding a little bit. It also looks like her pupil is smaller in the injured eye, she’s also squinting a bit. Is this just an irritated eye? Will she go blind??

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining her eye, I cannot determine the severity of the injury; however you should flush the eye out with sterile saline solution and apply an antibiotic ointment to be on the safe side. If there is a different in the size of the pupils, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to ensure that this difference in size isn’t attributable to another more serious cause (glaucoma, uveitis etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chloe
Mix
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tear

My puppy was attacked by another dog. Her lower eye lid appears to be torn, like it has a rip and the whole lower lid isn't connected anymore. Does this require surgery, or stitches? Or should I let her heal on her own? Thank you.

Callum Turner
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1816 Recommendations
From your description: ‘Her lower eyelid appears to be torn, like it has a rip and the whole lower lid isn't connected anymore’ I would highly recommend you visit your Veterinarian immediately for it to be seen and sutured back into place as well as a thorough flushing of the eye. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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