View Full Version : eye problem....again!

26th February 2007, 10:42 AM
well took Monty down 2 the vet because i noticed his eye had gone blue :yikes :yikes and he was squinting it.....i was soo worried...but apparently he has an ulcer on his eye because something poked it or scratched it.....and the worst part is i hve nooo idea what did iT! so i can get rid of it!...anyway monty's on drops....hopefully it'll get better...fingers crossed!!!


Barbara Nixon
26th February 2007, 03:31 PM
My Monty had an eye problem, due to a scratch.last year. I think his was due Joly's playing rough, but it healed up very quickly.

27th February 2007, 05:08 AM
well hopefully my monty's will heal quickly too....

today its fully blue...quite freaky....poor guy..hope he's not in pain

27th February 2007, 11:10 AM
Is the vet sure this isn't a chronic eye problem, rather than a once off? Cavaliers can have this as an ongoing problem; if it doesn't clear fairly quickly I'd consider getting Monty to a vet eye specialist. :thmbsup:

Further info from the Canadian CKCS club:

Corneal ulcers - A corneal ulcer is a break in the outer layer (epithelium) of the cornea. It is dangerous and should be treated promptly. Large ulcers may be seen by the naked eye as dull spots or depressions on the surface of the cornea. Smaller ones are usually seen after the eye has been stained by fluorescein (an orange-red powder used to make dyes, which is used in solution applied topically to the eye to detect injury to the cornea). By definition, uncomplicated ulcers, while usually painful, should heal in three-four days with appropriate treatment (usually antibiotic ointment, but not one with cortisone’s in it, as the cortisone could delay healing and predispose to rupture of the eye) - check with your vet before administering treatment).

Ulcers that last longer than three-four days are usually seen to be complicated ulcers. There are two broad categories of reasons of why ulcers fail to heal. The first category is ulcers that fail to heal due to external causes. These external causes can include ongoing trauma due to other eye conditions such as entropion (the abnormal rolling in of the eyelid); or trichiasis (facial hair in contact with the eye as a result of facial conformation); or foreign bodies lurking behind the third eyelid, embedded within the eyelid, or within the cornea itself; or abnormally placed eyelashes. Also unresolved infections in the conjunctiva, glands of the eyelid margin, or within the tear duct may cause corneal ulceration. Unless these external causes are also treated, the corneal ulceration will not heal. The other category of why ulcers fail to heal deals with internal reasons, such as other eye diseases and primary tissue healing problems.

A number of diagnostic instruments and techniques are used to properly diagnose the reasons for a complicated corneal ulcer. It is important to note that if an ulcer becomes very deep, it will need to be treated quite aggressively in order to save the eye. As corneal ulcers are a frequent problem in veterinary medicine, you are encouraged to seek appropriate treatment rather than dismissing it.

27th February 2007, 03:14 PM
i agree with karlin, my little daisy started off with an ulcer on her eye, in the end i had to take her to a eye specialist and shes now got dry eye/curly coat... might be worth getting it double checked.

28th February 2007, 06:18 AM
oh gosh i have no idea! i didnt even know about that....im going 2 see the vet tomorrow afternoon for monty's eye checkup and their yearly heartworm shots....ill ask him then....what's happening 2 Monty is similar to what happened to Milo (except Milo's just went really gunky whereas monty's is just blue)...and after 5 days Milo's cleared up fully...so hopefully thats all :? ....if not ill take him 2 a vet eye specialist

2nd March 2007, 07:56 AM
well took him 2 the vet for the checkup and his ulcer seems 2 be getting smaller so im pretty sure it'll clear up by next week....they also had 2 have their yearly heartworm injections...they were very good boys! hardly noticed....i think milo felt something do he moved and the vet accidently hit a bloodvessel........lotsa blood... :yuk: ..but he was good!

Claire L
10th March 2007, 11:47 AM
Minnie has also got an eye problem. It started a few days ago. She kept trying to close the eyelid as if something was irritating it. Took her to the Vet and he couldn't find any scratches or ulcers so he gave me drops to instil twice daily. She was no better yesterday so I took her back to the Vet this morning and he checked her over again but could not find anything. He has given me some eye ointment to use for the next two/ three days and he also gave her some pain meds (just in case) If she is not better by Monday then, it's back to the Vet and he will sedate her and have a good look to see if there is some foreign body or an ulcer present.
She is a great little trooper and lets me bathe her eyes every morning before after her beach walks. :xfngr: this clears up soon.


Cathy T
10th March 2007, 03:22 PM
Keep us posted Claire. Hope Minnie's eye clears up.

Cathy Moon
10th March 2007, 04:09 PM
Claire, could she be getting sand in her eyes? :flwr:

Claire L
10th March 2007, 09:07 PM
athy Moon wrote:
Claire, could she be getting sand in her eyes?

I thought about that Cathy, but tbh I usually walk her away from blowing sand. If it's really breezy then I take them to the park instead.

Last week we went to a different beach and we had to walk through some very long maram grass and I think maybe a blade of it may have gone into her eye and caused a slight infection????

Her eyes look a lot better this evening. We went for a long trek in the woods in Wicklow today and she had no problems at all so hopefully she is on the mend.

11th March 2007, 01:23 AM
oh no!!! i hope she gets better! thats good that its getting better though!

im a bit worried with Monty...he seems 2 be having no problem with his eye...it seems back 2 normal..but his ulcer is still there! very small but still there! milo's cleared up within 5 or 6 days...monty's had his 4 a couple of weeks now.....dont kno why it doesnt go :( :?