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meljoy
12th January 2010, 10:06 AM
Hi,
Leo has developed a very pale milky spot over each pupil. I called the vet this morning and they have an ophthalmologist doing a clinic on Thursday so Ive booked Leo in to see him.

I hope it's nothing serious.

Any ideas...cataracts maybe? or ulcers:(

Mel

Margaret C
12th January 2010, 12:04 PM
Don't get worried too soon.
It may be corneal dystrophy, which is quite common and not a problem to the dog.

I am sure there will be threads on this forum, or here is the link to information on Rod Russell's site

http://cavalierhealth.org/corneal.htm

WoodHaven
12th January 2010, 01:35 PM
Hi,
Leo has developed a very pale milky spot over each pupil. I called the vet this morning and they have an ophthalmologist doing a clinic on Thursday so Ive booked Leo in to see him.

I hope it's nothing serious.

Any ideas...cataracts maybe? or ulcers:(

Mel

I have two cavaliers that have this. I ran the first one into the opthalmologist and paid upteen dollars to be handed a pamplet that said it could be calcium deposits or lipid deposits on the cornea of the eye(Corneal Dystropy). Unless it harms the eye (which is incredibly rare) it wouldn't bother the dog.

Cataracts would be on the lens of the eye, which is inside,not the outer layer (cornea) and the chances of having two ulcers that were in exactly the same spot on two different eyes --- is possible, but very rare.

*Pauline*
12th January 2010, 02:53 PM
Dylan has the same, they vet said it may be a scar from an ulcer, she said ulcers can heal themselves in a day sometimes. Or it's a little fat deposit, I think that's how she described it. She said it may disappear, it never did. Our boys other brother, Bailey has dry eye. I had Dylan checked and the vet said his eyes were fine, this was before the white spot. His eyes have been less sensitive lately, even when I vacuum. Windy days are not good though.

As Sandy says and quoting the site Margaret posted: "Corneal dystrophy usually does not affect vision, is not painful, and no treatment is necessary."

ByFloSin
12th January 2010, 06:55 PM
It could also be Corneal Lipidosis. Only an opthalmologist can give a formal diagnosis and no treatment is needed, but just to give you reassurance, two of my bitches were diagnosed with it and have never had a problem because of it.

meljoy
12th January 2010, 09:19 PM
Thank you so much everybody.
I feel so much better reading this. I will still see the ophthalmologist on Thursday but Im not panicking so much now:p

It's interesting that Dylan has it also.....in the gene's maybe:rolleyes:

Mel XX

meljoy
14th January 2010, 06:07 PM
We've just got back from the vets. We saw the ophthalmologist who said exactly as everyone here had. She said it's corneal lipidosis....she wants to see him again in 3 months to make sure it isnt getting worse.

Leo then wee'd up the fish tank so we paid the bill and made a hasty retreat:sl*p:

Thanks again for all the support

Mel

Margaret C
14th January 2010, 06:37 PM
We've just got back from the vets. We saw the ophthalmologist who said exactly as everyone here had. She said it's corneal lipidosis....she wants to see him again in 3 months to make sure it isnt getting worse.

Leo then wee'd up the fish tank so we paid the bill and made a hasty retreat:sl*p:

Thanks again for all the support

Mel

Well, Leo wasn't very impressed with the proceedings then?

Nicki
14th January 2010, 09:19 PM
Good news Mel - Leo obviously doesn't like fish very much then!!

*Pauline*
15th January 2010, 10:36 AM
I kept Dylan on his lead at the RVC and they told me just let him off in the consultation room, I said he'd mark but they didn't care so he weed on everything, then they agreed, maybe he should be on his lead. We rush past anything vertical like door posts etc. when we go to the vets!

Glad it's not a serious thing but sorry Leo has this too. It doesn't bother Dylan but it certainly worried me when I saw it. How much was the specialist?

meljoy
15th January 2010, 02:43 PM
Hi,

Margaret you're right Leo wasnt very impressed with his visit to the ophthalmologist yesterday....the receptionist told me all the dogs mark where the fish tank is so they're used to it:rolleyes:

He was such a good lad even when they put green dye in his eyes...he looked lovely with green eyes by the way.;)

Pauline the visit cost me 35. I didnt think that was too bad.

Hopefully his eyes wont get worse....it's reasurring to know others have it and it isnt a problem.........except for the fish of course:D

Mel X

Margaret C
15th January 2010, 03:09 PM
Hopefully his eyes wont get worse....it's reasurring to know others have it and it isnt a problem.........except for the fish of course:D

Mel X

I have not heard of this causing any pain or discomfort, or needing treatment.

How high can Leo lift his leg?

I would think it would only be a real problem for the fish if his aim can get level with the top of their tank. :shock:

ByFloSin
15th January 2010, 03:35 PM
"Hopefully his eyes wont get worse....it's reasurring to know others have it and it isnt a problem.........except for the fish of course"


I wonder if fish have a sense of smell or are able to pick up scents? Interesting question for those like me with nothing better to do!

meljoy
15th January 2010, 06:00 PM
Thats really made me laugh:rotfl::rotfl:

If Leo could lift his leg that high I'd audition him for "Britains got talent"

His eyes dont appear to give him any discomfort.....

Thanks for all the support.....and the laugh

Mel

Mom of Jato
15th January 2010, 06:10 PM
About a month ago I took Zoey to an animal eye doctor, and found out she too has Lipid Dystrophy in both eyes. :xfngr: the condition doesn't get any worse, and very thankful it doesn't cause pain or vision problems.
It was $160 just for the visit, and another $75 for the 3 tests they ran. I am happy that she is OK- at least now I know and don't have to be worried.

ByFloSin
15th January 2010, 07:05 PM
I was absolutely amazed when I took Bubbles for eye testing at The Willows this Summer. The Panel Member opthalmologist had a look at each eye with her opthalmoscope then took high resolution photos of each eye with a special camera. 2 minutes later she told me that Bubbles had slight corneal lipidosis in one eye, everything else being clear. I was in and out in five minutes and she charged no more than the conventional practice I have always used in the South West who examine in a darkened room and take 15 or 20 minutes.