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I just joined today. My dog's name is Sammy, he's 5 1/2 years old. The other day during an examination for an upset tummy the vet picked up a dark pigmentation in his left eye. They suggested he should visit an eye doctor which we did. He has now been diagnosed with Iris Melanoma in his left eye & early Iris Melanoma/Melanocytoma in his right eye.
Has anyone had a dog diagnosed with this?
I've been reading many articles on the Internet & I'm trying to educate myself.:help:
 

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I will.
One eye is "wait & see" & then removal. The other might be salvaged with laser. However we have to see if it's a secondary melanoma (coming from somewhere else.) He'll go for bloodwork, ultrasound etc. this coming week.
This just came out of the blue the day before Thanksgiving.
 

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Welcome! Sorry to hear about Sammy's eye! My mothers GSD, Fritz, had melanoma on his eye as well. He had it removed almost a year ago and its completely normal. His eye still looks a tad "cloudy" but it doesnt impair his vision. He still gets eye drops every day to help with moisture.
 

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It is a painful surgery for them, just be prepared. She had to keep a cone around his head for a couple weeks just to make sure he didn't bump his eye at all. But I think he will be fine!! Just no rough housing for Sammie!! Good luck and let us know how it turns out! And give Sammie a smooch from me!
 

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Welcome to the forum! So sorry about Sammy. This is a great forum for support and help. Good Luck with Sammy and keep us posted!!
 

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It's been almost two year's since I last posted.
We decided not to do anything with Sammy's eyes. The melanomas don't seem to have gotten any larger & he seems to see OK.
I hope it stays that way.
 
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