Update on Eyes

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Update on Eyes

Postby jmann4 » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:10 pm

Well, the news is in, took them long enough. Drum roll please.........

They don't know! lol

You would think after 10 visits to the vet, a specialist consultation, and 3 months they would have some idea of what's wrong with her eyes.

Nope. Nada, None, zero, not a freakin' clue!

So, we are off to Ohio to see what I call the Doggy Eye Man because the actual title for what he does is to hard to pronounce. He's supposed to be one of the best in our part of the country and hopefully, by the grace of God, he will have some answers.

Honey's eye isn't getting worse, but it isn't getting better.
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Postby CinderDee » Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:31 am

I've been wondering what happened with Honey's eye.
I really hope that you get an answer from the vet in Ohio. :pray

Thanks for the update and best of luck!


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Postby jmann4 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:36 am

Thanks.
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Postby jmann4 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:30 pm

Honey was taken to Cinncinati this week to the eye specialist up there. Here's the list:

Cataracts in both eyes (she's only 2 1/2 years old!)

Right eye tear duct doesn't produce moisture

Left eye has bacterial infection of unknown origin

She should be the poster dog for why BYB should be outlawed!

Every time I look at her I get angry at the BYB idiot who bred
her. Her mother was deaf and her father had HORRIBLY disfigured legs (which Honey inherited).

No care in the world for soundness. Just the money.
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Postby moto1320 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:23 pm

Glad you got your answers Jmann and sorry to hear what they were. What is the plan of attack on the various issues. I assuming surgery for the cataracts, but what about the tear duct and the infection? The infection sounds tricky but I am really surprised that the tear duct and the cataracts weren't able to be diagnosed by any of the others :huh?: Good luck and keep us posted.
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Postby concreterose » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:59 pm

Wow jmann...sorry to hear all that..it must be costing you a mint!
Hope everything works out.
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Postby jmann4 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:03 pm

moto1320 wrote:Glad you got your answers Jmann and sorry to hear what they were. What is the plan of attack on the various issues. I assuming surgery for the cataracts, but what about the tear duct and the infection? The infection sounds tricky but I am really surprised that the tear duct and the cataracts weren't able to be diagnosed by any of the others :huh?: Good luck and keep us posted.


Plan of attack, the eye guy says the Cataracts will not be an issue. Although it does effect her vision, it doesn't mean they will effect her badly.

We are using a gel to treat the tear duct problem, drops and oinment are used for the bacterial infection.

One thing I can't figure is the Rimadyl. That's for arthritis but they prescribed it for her eyes. We're giving her that for one week.
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Postby Amy » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:19 pm

Rimadyl is for pain and inflammation, an NSAID I think. Our vet clinic is giving it out for s/n now and for dentals for the pain when dogs have to have many teeth extracted.
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Postby jmann4 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:27 pm

That's what I thought. Maybe it's because of the inflammation in her eyes.
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Postby BullyBud » Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:13 pm

Sorry that there are so many things going on with her eyes! Well, at least knowing what it is must bring comfort to your heart if not your pocketbook!

Is there any way to contact the breeder and let him/her know about the cataracts?
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Postby jmann4 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:56 am

Kristy,

She was bred by some guy (BYB) and a guy I grew up with bought her from him. I got her from him because he had no place to live and he didn't have anyway to take care of her. He wasn't the nicest person in the world to her either so I took her.

I don't know the breeder and he wouldn't care anyway. He bred her to a deaf mother and an unsound male. At least that's what the guy who bought her told me.
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Postby elegy » Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:20 am

is there anything they can do for the tearing problem?

i have a rat who is on eye ointments for life because he has markedly reduced tearing in his left eye, and the dryness causes friction which causes ulcerations on his cornea. it's a real pain.
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Postby jmann4 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:45 pm

We have her on an assortment of drops, pills and oinments for both eyes.
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Postby CinderDee » Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:54 am

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear of all the problems, but relieved that you finally have a diagnosis.
Can surgery be done for the tear duct?

It's a mystery to me that your local vet wasn't able to see the cataracts at the very least. :huh?:

I hope that Honey will be feeling better soon!
Thank goodness she has such a caring owner.

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