moofie Posted May 18, 2016 Share Posted May 18, 2016 (edited) Throp's sunken eye has a corneal ulcer and it had been healing ok, but after switching eyedrops recently it turned into a crater very quickly, i'd increased drop frequency but they weren't coating the eye very well. Throp saw the vet last Thursday who was concerned by ulcer depth, we've switched back to isathal drops & Ofloxacin. He's had check ups Saturday & today (unfortunately not same vet as she was busy with an emergency c-section) and while its improved, they'd likely consider some surgery, i think they score or graft to help ulcer heal it but this may not be suitable with Throp given his eyelids no longer meet or possibly eye removal, but are going to see how its progressing at his next appointment before discussing options. At the moment i'm doing his drops at about every 2hrs, but aware that longer term it will be difficult to stick to that kind of frequency especially as it gets warmer i won't be able to take him out with us. I hadn't really planned on any surgery given his terminal brain tumour, but am wondering if just taking the eye out would be better for him with hopefully a shorter period of discomfort, i don't think his vision can be that good out of it now as his 3rd eyelid covers nearly half and now this ulcer. Anyone know what the recovery is like with eye removal? On the brighter side Throp's found the blow up doughnut collar to avoid him scratching is the take everywhere pillow and he's been enjoying the sunshine sat outdoors and having a run round the garden, his back legs get bit more wobbly after but physio tested him out Saturday and his hind paws still right themselves so appears to be temporary. Edited May 18, 2016 by moofie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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