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My Morty , by his last Checkup showed some redness in right Eye. My Vet gave me Drops to put in three times a Day. Today I looked and in my Opnion has not gotten better. Does anybody here has any Experience of that or can tell me what this might be ?? My Vet mentioned an Optometrist for Animals.I just wanted to hear something about it.

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This is kind of how it happened for us to. Vet gave us drops but said he might send us to a specialist. I opted to go to the specialist right away. It turns out it was Pannus.

 

I don't know if that's what your pup has, but I'm glad I didn't wait, this is something that has to be taken care of as quickly as possible. That is, if it's Pannus.

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I thank you for your Response. Would like to know ,if it showed up in one Eye only or in both Eyes ? I got to make an Appointment today for " Eye Care for Animals"in Annapolis .Can this be healed with Medication??

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eyes can have a lot of issues and redness is a symptom of a lot of them. With greyhounds, of course, pannus comes to mind as a relatively "common" eye issue that can be treated with drops. Always a good idea to have eyes looked at by a specialist.

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I don't have personal experience with pannus, but as I understand it, yes, it can develop in one eye only. Also, it can't be cured, but it can be very well controlled with (fairly cheap) eye drops. By 'well controlled' I mean that though you have to keep using the drops for the rest of the dog's life, the pannus won't get worse and it will save him from going blind - which is what is likely to happen if it's not treated.

 

Someone with more experience will post, but I would definitely go to see the eye specialist!

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Well ,I made an Appointment with an Eye Specialist in Annapolis for Friday Afternoon. They told me right when I made the Appointment the Visit would be $197 . With what this Boy has cost me lately , I will have to commit Bank Robbery.But he is worth it. :colgate

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I would like to Adress one more time this Eye Problem.At this Moment , I don't know , if Morty actually has Pannus ( I will find out tomorrow after the Eye Specialist's Visit) . Just tree Weeks ago he had Surgery for a Mast cell removal. Mast Cells are caused by the Immune System.So does , as I just read on Line is also caused by the Immune System. Could there be a connection to this all ???Does anybody know ??

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Hi,

I'm not sure if there is a connection, but my grey has Pannus, so please let me know if you have any questions or need any guidance. As others have posted, it's relatively easy to maintain this disease so it does not progress -- eye drops every day for the rest of your grey's life. The good news is, these drops can halt the progression of the diesease. Unfortunately, my grey does not like receiving the drops, and I have to be sneaky / clever about administering them. I usually wait until she is sleepy, and gently call her name to be sure she's not sound asleep, then I will sit next to her and pet her for awhile, to where she is almost closing her eye (have to do one eye at a time, depending on which side she is laying on), and then I'll position the eye drop bottle over her eye while she's closing/opening her yee. Before she realizes it, I have squeezed off a drop! Sometimes she'll move her head, and I'll miss, and she'll squeeze her eye shut tight. In that case, I try again, and can often get the drop into her eye the second time. It's a challenge, but it's the only way I have been able to get the drops in her eyes. She will not hold her head still for me. Sigh. Hopefully , you will have better luck (that is, IF you even have Pannus). Let us know how it goes with the specialist. Good luck, I will keep you in my thoughts.

 

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Good luck with Morty at the eye specialists! Let us know how he does.

 

Kathy, I suppose you've tried bribing her with treats? Jack had to have daily eye drops and I'd give him a tiny cube of cheese afterwards. He knew what time of day he was supposed to have them, and he'd come and stand by the kitchen dresser (where we kept them) and ask for them, because he wanted that cheese! I was really glad about that, actually, because he was a very twitchy little dog. You couldn't hold him down to do anything, he'd scream and jump right into the air.

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Well ,I made an Appointment with an Eye Specialist in Annapolis for Friday Afternoon. They told me right when I made the Appointment the Visit would be $197 . With what this Boy has cost me lately , I will have to commit Bank Robbery.But he is worth it. :colgate

 

One of my greys has pannus, and her first visit was about what you're going to pay for a first visit. I go to a specialist in Rockville. But after that, if you have to go back, it won't be near as expensive. Please keep us updated.

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OMG I am so reliefed. Morty does not have Pannus TG. He has Uvitis with a slight Conjunctivitis. Three different Drops daily in that Eye and hopefully ,we will see a difference. This was the most cruciating Eye Checkup I have ever seen. What he had to go through..... I just bawled my Eyes out.Right now , he is exausted sleeping by my side.The Heat is not letting up either and I don't want to go nowhere e.

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What a brave boy your Morty is! You did good to seek a specialist's help. Hope Morty and you feel better soon.

 

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MZH to answer your Question ...NO . He just had a very serious Checkup, where the Vet found out about the Redness in his Eye and there was No Lyme Desease showing up at the Blood test.

 

The entire Eye Specialist's Fee was $ 456 .unsure.gif

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MZH to answer your Question ...NO . He just had a very serious Checkup, where the Vet found out about the Redness in his Eye and there was No Lyme Desease showing up at the Blood test.

 

The entire Eye Specialist's Fee was $ 456 .unsure.gif

 

EGAD, for that amount of money I hope he told you what might have caused this so it doesn't happen again. Did he offer any theories, explanation, preventatives, etc.?

 

Glad Lyme isn't the cause.

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Marcia ... my Suspition is more vage and maybe stands no Ground. Morty had a Mast Cell removed 3 Weeks ago.Mast Cells are triggered by the Immune System and so is Uvitis. Not neccesarly , did the Specialist say does it have anything to do with it.She asked me , if Morty is a lot Outside in the Sunlight? He is NOT all Day outside . We go twice a Day to the Park. The Eyecare Specialist sayed , that would not be excessive.Maybe, just maybe his Immune System is very low.

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Marcia ... my Suspition is more vage and maybe stands no Ground. Morty had a Mast Cell removed 3 Weeks ago.Mast Cells are triggered by the Immune System and so is Uvitis. Not neccesarly , did the Specialist say does it have anything to do with it.She asked me , if Morty is a lot Outside in the Sunlight? He is NOT all Day outside . We go twice a Day to the Park. The Eyecare Specialist sayed , that would not be excessive.Maybe, just maybe his Immune System is very low.

 

I suspect your suspicion is correct.:nod

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