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Old 12-23-2014, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone help me my boy Benji has got sores in the corners of his eyes way back in July I have been the vets a total of 8 times over his eyes and they are still no better he has had fluorescein eye exam and was told his 3rd eye lid was slightly inflamed I have been given fucithalmic eye ointment twice, maxitrol eye drops 5 times he's had a shot of dexafort now he's on optimmune eye ointment. He's had his "cone of shame" on since July as he kept rubbing his eye knocking the scabs off. He is 11 years old and the vets says because of his age they really don't want to knock him out to take a sample of the sores and I don't want to risk it either. Sores in the corner of eyes-image.jpg
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I think it's time for a specialist/second opinion. You will save money time and aggravation for your dog in the long run.

You would be able to know more of what's available locally than google and me but I'd either want to see an eye vet, a skin vet, or both. I am not sure if your teaching hospital could do both, but if they are like the ones here, that would be my first call. https://www.liv.ac.uk/sath/

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Old 12-23-2014, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can anyone help me my boy Benji has got sores in the corners of his eyes way back in July I have been the vets a total of 8 times over his eyes and they are still no better he has had fluorescein eye exam and was told his 3rd eye lid was slightly inflamed I have been given fucithalmic eye ointment twice, maxitrol eye drops 5 times he's had a shot of dexafort now he's on optimmune eye ointment. He's had his "cone of shame" on since July as he kept rubbing his eye knocking the scabs off. He is 11 years old and the vets says because of his age they really don't want to knock him out to take a sample of the sores and I don't want to risk it either. Attachment 263337
What a shame for a Senior to have to go thru this!

Have you considered a Holistic Vet to try more natural items instead of drugs?

If Liverpool England....there should be quite a few Vets versed in Homeopathic's

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The university of Liverpool vet practice is the one I've been going to so I will ask them about the eye specialist there, thanks for your help I just feel so sorry for him x
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I am going through eye problem with my miniature dachshund right now. Started when I noticed him tearing and his left eye being a little red. I monitored it for a day or so and when it did not look like it was getting better I took him to his regular vet. Vet ran all kinds of tests, used dye, high amplification scope and all but could not find anything. Gave me some eye drops with steroids and told me to continue to monitor.

After a week it was not responding so she referred me to an animal ophthalmologist (who knew there was such a thing?). Did all kinds of high tech tests and said he had an ulcer from rubbing. She was going to perform a procedure where they debride the ulcer so healthy tissue can connect. However during the procedure she found a worm under his third eyelid. Said it was very rare but it does happen. Worm probably itched or irritated the eye to where he would scratch at it constantly. They showed me the extracted worm which was very tiny and almost clear. I doubt a regular Vet would have seen it or even been looking for it. Anyway he too has been wearing a cone for a couple of weeks. Saw the Vet today who said it was healing, just slowly, prescribed different different eye drops and cleaned out the eye again. Vet thinks he will have full recovery but that it was fortunate that I brought him in when I did or the damage could have been permanent.

So I would take your dog to an animal ophthalmologist or eye specialist. Good luck. Here's hoping the problem is minor and can be healed quickly.
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