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Hello all,

I have noticed this stain in my dog's left eye recently. i am afraid of the worse by what i have read on the internet. Keira is 2 year old. she is my life. I took her to the vet yesterday, at first he didnt noticed that stain afterwards he couldnt explain it and after my indications he told me to check in once every week for a month to assess it. he took her a blood test which was good. Anyone with similar incidents? i cant afford losing her. By the way there is a small scratch on her eye which is visible too. i doubt if that is the cause. other than the obvious in photo Keira is very happy active and energetic dog with no other symptoms.
 

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Make an appt with a vet opthalmologist. This needs to be looked at with specialist expertise.


Mine had a dark fleck on the white part of the eye that looked like a little "nothing"...until we found out it was melanoma. Yours isn't in the right place for the kind of melanoma that mine had, but there are other things that need to be ruled out.


I typically pay $125-150 for an initial exam at a the dog's eye doctor. It's worth it. Your regular vet should be able to handle the referral for you -- if not there's a directory of them here:
http://www.acvo.org/ophthalmologist-search


(If you're not in a medium-sized or larger city, you may have to drive to find one. You can also find them at vet school clinics attached to large universities.)
 

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I agree with Magwart to get the opinion from a vet ophthalmologist. I think we paid about $140 for our initial consultation. Best thing we ever did. Our vet kept telling us our girl had allergies and treated as such. I asked for a second opinion. Turned out it was plasmoma (pannus of the 3rd eyelid) and early pannus of the eye. Correct eye drops and her vision has been saved.
Regular vets are not good with eye issues in my experience. Best to ask a specialist to take a look.
 
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