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Left Eye - Tear Duct Problem


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So my Magnum has had problems with his left eye since we got him. Our grey savvy vet said that it looks like he has no tear duct or a realy small one. She said just to leave it alone. It would be like that for the rest of his life. She gave him some drops as she had been messing with the eye and wanted to make sure that no infection was to happen. His poor eye just tears all day long. What can I do on a daily basis? Is there anything that I need to worry about later - any other eye problems because of this? I make sure to clean the fur under his eye btu I wish I could do more. Does anyone esle have this problem?

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Guest Cris_M

I think you are doing everything you can. What is happening is that Magnum has no sac (or a small one) to hold the tears. Tears can't be stored so they drain out as soon as they are made.

 

As long as the tear tracks on his fur don't start breeding bacteria, Magnum should be fine. Growing bacteria would be a long shot -- especially since you are cleaning it off regularly. Just think of all the dogs you see with tear tracks. They aren't running around with eye infections.

 

Give Magnum a scratch and tell him not to watch those sad movies....

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Guest Paige12

When we adopted Jack he was a pup, but had a tear duct problem that we really couldn't get a straight answer on. Our vet at the time reccomended holding a warm, wet washcloth for five minutes on it several times a day for a couple weeks. Whatever the problem was it worked! He is now three and has never had any tear duct issues.

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Guest ThunderPaws

I would see an eye specialist. There are other eye conditions that can cause tearing due to light sensitivity.

One of our adopters had her dog's tear duct widened, it can be tricky and costly, and is not necessary.

We have a great eye specialist here in Cary, NC, Dr English, but it would be quite a long trip for you to come visit.

Let us know what the vet says!

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Guest IrskasMom

My Morty was just Diagnosed with Uvitis.It was done by an Eye Care for Animals Specialist.She Anesthesized his Eyes and stuck little Tabs to measure the Tear-Production in his Eyes ( I thought it was cruel).She also gave me Drops ,called i-Drop for lubrication and moisterizing the Eye Surface.You need to see a Specialist ( be prepared ,not cheap),

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