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debjen
1st February 2006, 01:33 AM
Tomorrow I'm taking Robbie back to the eye vet for a check on his eyes..He had a scratch on the cornea, which is gone, and was not producing tears. At the last visit the eye was so inflamed she couldn't tell me if the lack of tear production was from the injury or some other cause. Can anyone give me some ideas as to what to ask her about the tear production.

Some additional info: Robbie is 16 weeks old. The lack of tears is just in one eye. The other eye is fine. I don't think he is producing tears or at least not enough tears in the bad eye yet. I am using artificial tears (Refresh eye gel) and a cyclosporin drop right now in the bad eye.

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Rod Russell
1st February 2006, 09:34 PM
"Dry Eye" is a common condition among Cavaliers. It is known to vets as keratitis sicca or keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. There is an article about dry eye and current veterinary research into it at http://www.cavalierhealth.org/dry_eye.htm

Rod Russell
Orlando, Florida USA

debjen
2nd February 2006, 02:55 AM
thanks for the info..I had previously found that page but guess was hoping to find some other info..At today's appt he has improved..the tear production had gone from a 2 to a 9 (with an 18 in his good eye)..hopefully it will continue to improve.

Cathy T
2nd February 2006, 05:06 PM
Good news!! Hope it continues to improve.