View Full Version : Should I get this checked out?

1st August 2006, 12:55 AM
Hi guys!

Ok for a while I have noticed a brown circle around the whites of one side of Kozzy's eyes and I don't know what's causing it. When I took him to get his hernia stitches out, the vet looked down in his eye, and she said it was fine... He doesn't seem to have any problems seeing, I am just worried what causes it and if there are any long term effects and also if I should seek a second opinion. This is what it looks like (his left eye):

I apologize for the size of these pictures, but I am posting them larger for a better clarification..



Any imput would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! (:

Cathy Moon
1st August 2006, 01:12 AM
Does that look like pigment, or his inner eye lid?

India has extra pigment around her irises, whereas Geordie does not. It is possible for a cav to have one of each. I think I found something when I was researching; I will try to find it again.

Cathy Moon
1st August 2006, 01:23 AM
Here is a picture of the different pigmentation of the whites of the eyes:

Does that look like what you are seeing?

Or is there any redness? It's difficult for me to see in your photos.

Or does it look like his inner eyelid is out a little, from where it should be hidden?

1st August 2006, 01:28 AM
My blenheim has brown around his brown eyes. My vet said there is nothing wrong with his eyes. it looks like the 2nd picture that Cathy posted from the Roycroft website.

Does your Cosmo's look like that posted picture?

1st August 2006, 01:54 AM
King has that, its just some extra pigment of the iris...

1st August 2006, 02:15 AM
If you mean (In the first pic) that he has a white around the brown on his right eye and that it is a darker muddy color around the left--- the left darker color is preferred.

1st August 2006, 02:46 AM
wow, thanks guys.! His eye is not red at all it just has brown around it and looks muddy. From the pictures it definately looks like it's most likely just an extra pigment around the eyes. Not as dark as the cav pictured, but it sure fits the description. I guess what freaked me out is the fact that it wasn't there when he was younger. It also developed after 12 weeks of age, which, according to the website is unusual, but it doesn't say it's impossible... Like I stated before it doesn't seem like he's lost any sight and I have done tests on him (I know mommy is so cruel!) but I just wanted to make sure it couldn't be some hidden condition that I wasn't aware of. I know I should trust the vet more, but I am one of those people that needs a definitive second opinion even on the simplest of things! Thanks again for all of your knowledge! You're all amazing! (:

1st August 2006, 02:55 AM
Large gorgeous dark eyes are a hallmark of the breed. They should have dark brown eyes (iris), muddy whites, dark third eye lids and dark eye rims.

1st August 2006, 12:21 PM
Thanks Sandy! I never understood exactly what was meant by double-pigmented. Lily has that muddiness as well and I didn't know what it was as my other two don't have it to the same extent -- eg didn't know if it was 'right' or 'wrong'.

Perhaps useful to point out that what Laura refers to as the eye ON the right in the dog portrayed, is actually the dog's LEFT eye. So as Sandy notes the dog's LEFT eye, shown on the RIGHT, is the preferred look.


Hope that makes sense.

1st August 2006, 03:18 PM
Kozzy's eyes look just like Chesters--big and gorgeous! So don't worry...he's fine AND beautiful.

1st August 2006, 09:10 PM
thank you Sandy! That's a big relief and good information to know.


Thank you! And Chester is beautiful@! If you ever get tired of him, you can farm him to me@! :D

1st August 2006, 09:25 PM

Thank you! And Chester is beautiful@! If you ever get tired of him, you can farm him to me@! :D

Heehee...I will keep you in mind but you're about 23 in line behind a bunch of other people who want him or have threatened to steal him! ;-)