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Tula and Iver
1st March 2011, 04:52 PM
Hi all

We was out walking on Saturday, when Iver poked his eye on a bush, he seemed fine all of Saturday but by Sunday he was squinting so we took him to the vets on Monday.
They put a dye in his eye to look for any marks. They found a small pin prick mark in the center of his eye, then she took a look at his pupil and it was very dilated :( she sent us home with eye drops, eye drop cream and painkillers and told us to bring him back Wednesday.
Before we took him to the vets his eye seemed "OK" apart from him squinting but now if anything touches it or brushes past it he yelps :( and this afternoon it looks like it hasa blueish ting to it, my OH thinks it could be the cream thats making it look blue :confused: I would have thought that the drops would have eased the pain a little but it seems to be worse.

I just hope its good news tomorrow morning.

This was taken just after we got back from the vets yesterday.. You can see his dilated pupil..
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/s1tm/189507_193698937319251_100000374383366_556973_3167 390_n.jpg

And this his him today
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g431/s1tm/IMAG0370.jpg

Margaret C
1st March 2011, 05:38 PM
Unfortunately a small scratch can very easily and quickly develop into a large ulcer.
Large ulcers can end up needing very expensive surgery.

Been there, done that, and paid out a lot of our life savings.

So, my advice would be follow the treatment instructions to the letter, and make sure you get the eye checked out as often as your vet thinks is necessary.

Keeping my fingers crossed that it soon heals.

Tula and Iver
1st March 2011, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the reply.

Dont you worry Im doing the drops just as she said.
The vet did say it could turn into an ulcer :(

I just want it to be the morning now so at lest I know whats happening.

Wagtails
1st March 2011, 05:49 PM
Try not to get too anxious - you have done the right thing in getting Iver to your vet and following the treatment recommendations to the letter. As Margaret said, eyes can be very tricky and can deteriorate very quickly, so it ALWAYS best to get veterinary advice as soon as you can.

Good luck, Iver - we'll be thinking of you and looking forward to hearing you are feeling better soon. :wggle:

Rubysmum
1st March 2011, 06:09 PM
good luck ,hope it heals quickly . he is very cute x

Tula and Iver
1st March 2011, 07:41 PM
Try not to get too anxious - you have done the right thing in getting Iver to your vet and following the treatment recommendations to the letter. As Margaret said, eyes can be very tricky and can deteriorate very quickly, so it ALWAYS best to get veterinary advice as soon as you can.

Good luck, Iver - we'll be thinking of you and looking forward to hearing you are feeling better soon. :wggle:

Thank you for your kind words :D
I will keep you updated.

Tula and Iver
1st March 2011, 07:49 PM
good luck ,hope it heals quickly . he is very cute x

Thank you :D there not the most flattering photos of him.

Desrae
1st March 2011, 07:51 PM
Hello. It's terrible how something as simple as a bump into a bush can turn into something so very serious! I feel for you. Get well soon Iver, hoping those big beautiful brown eyes are bright and clear in no time :l*v:

Tula and Iver
2nd March 2011, 11:31 AM
We are back from the vets and.....

He has hardly any use in his eye and didn't really react to the light!
His eye has glazed over his not in as much pain with it now.
The vet said his also got an infection behind his eye too so they have sent us home with different eye drops and tablets, we are going back Friday morning and if there are no improvement then he will need his eye removed.
His pupil was very small on monday but now its really big!!
It's not looking good.

murphy's mum
2nd March 2011, 11:35 AM
I'm very sorry to hear he's not doing well. We'll keep you both in our thought, and hope he pulls though this without needing surgery :flwr:

Tula and Iver
2nd March 2011, 11:53 AM
I'm very sorry to hear he's not doing well. We'll keep you both in our thought, and hope he pulls though this without needing surgery :flwr:

Thank you so much :D
The vet said "oh dear! It looks like his going to need it removed" before I said that his been more alert and not yelping when he touches it and even playing, that's when she gave us different drops and tablets.

Its going to be heartbreaking if he needs it removed but at least he wont be in pain and uncomfortable any more.

Jane P
2nd March 2011, 11:55 AM
I'm very sorry to read about Iver. Is it just an ordinary vet he has seen? If so you should think about getting him seen by an ophthalmologist as they can often do marvellous things and save an eye when a vet has said there's nothing that can be done. I have learnt from bitter experience that ordinary vets know very little about eyes.

Good luck and I hope he gets better soon.:hug:

Margaret C
2nd March 2011, 12:14 PM
I'm very sorry to read about Iver. Is it just an ordinary vet he has seen? If so you should think about getting him seen by an ophthalmologist as they can often do marvellous things and save an eye when a vet has said there's nothing that can be done. I have learnt from bitter experience that ordinary vets know very little about eyes.

Good luck and I hope he gets better soon.:hug:

I would agree that if removal of the eye is being discussed, then an urgent referral to an opthamologist would be well worthwhile.

Tommy's eye ulcerated after a small scratch & then became infected, but the specialist operation saved his eye and he still has some sight in it.

sins
2nd March 2011, 12:46 PM
I would agree with Margaret,
This happened to a friend's cavalier.Although he ended up losing the sight in the eye and it appears cloudy,the eye was not removed.I would try to get an appointment with an opthalmologist urgently.At least if the eye then has to be removed,yoiu know you've explored all options.
Sins

Wagtails
2nd March 2011, 05:53 PM
I would also urge you to see an opthalmologist as quickly as possible. If the worst comes to the worst, and Iver's eye has to be removed, you will know you have explored every avenue first. But it's not the end of the world for him - many many dogs manage really well with only one eye. I looked after a friend's little one-eyed Shih-tsu for many happy years without any problems at all.

Try not to worry - we're all thinking of you and Iver still http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Heartblowingpoog.gif