|Rob and Dolly at the eye specialist|
took her to the vet immediately. After about 10 days the redness and irritation didn't go away so we took her to "Eye Care for Animals" an opthamologist for dogs. It was a good decision.
(Thanks to our friend Susan for recommending the place and giving us the info).
It turns out Dolly has a couple of things going on. First, she's 11 years old, so she's aging (gracefully I might add).
1) Cloudiness in her eyes and that's "Age-related endothelial degeneration."
It's the loss of those types of cells from inside the cornea. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? - Those cells control the level of fluid in your cornea and the loss of it causes cloudiness.
SO - She's got eye drops to help partially clear the cloudiness.
|Dolly was so patient during treatment|
2) Her left eye has a "Refractory Ulcer." That's a loss of cells on the surface of the eye. So, they scraped her eye of the unhealthy tissue (a "diamond burr superficial keratotomy). That scraping exposed healthier tissue under the ulcer and helps heal (about 85% of the patients). Then they put in a contact lens to help it heal. She gets a different set of drops for that eye. It takes about 10-12 days to heal, so then it's back for a follow up visit after that.
If your dog is favoring an eye that continues to be red despite Tobramycin, take them to a dog eye care specialis and DON'T WAIT.