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    Default HELP!! Marley's eye is all freaky this AM!

    I just got up, let the little guy out and now he's in his favorite chair, acting normal, but his right eye is weird. It looks as though the bottom white eye lining has risen up to cover half his eyeball. It seems to be getting worse as the minutes tick by, so I'm just going to let him snooze like he normally does at 5:30 AM. Will call the vet when they open and get him in today...but anyone ever have this happen? He's almost 4 months old...never seen anything like it! Terri

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    I would bring him to the vets just to be sure!
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    It sounds like cherry eye, which is pretty common with bug eyed breeds (not that any of our precious babies would be described as "bug eyed"...but still...lets say "prominant eyed")

    Here is a website that describes it:
    http://www.peteducation.com/article....&articleid=409

    I would take him to the vet to make sure that his eye goes back to normal. Keep us posted as to how it goes!!
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    My Patches has cherry eye. The first time I saw it I really freaked! My Vet said that the normal procedure was to put a stitch in the eyelid to hold it in place. I haven't gone that route because it comes and goes. It's very occasional for her.

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    Default Marley's eye

    RIGHT! So it's all googely this morning, he took a little nap, woke up and it seems fine! A little "white" showing at the bottom, but not unusually so. I think I'll still take him to the vet and see what's up.

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    it could be the 3rd eyelid has shown .......if so it will go back on its own
    Cavaliers are like chocolate the more you see the more you want

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    Charlie has cherry eye but it's only happened once so far. It was really gross looking when I first saw it- I've never been more scared! I just shut his eye with my fingers and massaged it very gently- I think this made the lid go back into place. While Charlie hasn't had the surgery for cherry eye yet, apparently the procedure is quite simple. I'd call the vet up and ask, describe it to him/her and they'll probably be able to help you out.

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    Oh my goodness, that would have freaked me out. I'd never heard of cherry eye before. Is it dangerous? Guess I better go Google & learn about it.

    Hope he is ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caraline View Post
    Oh my goodness, that would have freaked me out. I'd never heard of cherry eye before. Is it dangerous? Guess I better go Google & learn about it.

    Hope he is ok.
    Hi Caraline....It's not dangerous, but can cause dry eye. My Lhasa got one when she was about 8 years old, very late in life for that, per the Vet. It is primarily in dogs with buggy eyes, so I didn't know that Cavs got them, since they don't have bulging eyes, IMO. They can stitch it back in, but sometimes, they reemerge. I didn't have my Lhasa's done, as it never seemed to bother her and she never had dry eyes from it.
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    Guinness has had a few eye / ear problems.

    After battling with ear infections and really bad smells - his 3rd eyelid started to show one day. Next day it was all red and puffed up.

    Turned out to be an absess behind the eye caused by the ear infection. This pushed his eyeball forwards and he couldn't properly use the eye.

    After an expensive specialist vet overnight stay, where they lanced the absess he slowly got back to his self. Though now the lower lid does not function properly, and he does have some paralysis of his face.

    I have a photo that I will try to dig out.

    Our late Tarmac ended up losing an eye as misdiagnosed dry eye resulted in severe ulcer that ruptured his eye very quickly. For rest of his life he was on Optimune which is great though costly.

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