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Prince is my oldest laid back boy who doesn't like hugs or kisses so I missed this early on. This weekend he snarked at Noelle when she tried to walk past him on the right side which surprised her as he had always been kind to her, except thinking he has to mark her when she goes potty. He was just right in the light when I saw his eye looked terrible so I took him to the vet yesterday & was told he has a very advanced case of glaucoma but other wise he's fine. Now I feel like a failure & just want to warn people to check their dogs eyes for changes.

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Max definitely has cataracts, but I would not know how to tell if he has glaucoma; what do you check for visually? Is there anything they can do for glaucoma in dogs?

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Just how did your doctor diagnose this "very advanced case" of glaucoma, and what treatment did he give you.

 

Are you POSITIVE he didn't say cataracts?

 

If he did say glaucoma, you need to see a specialist and get him on medication. He will go blind if it remains untreated, but it is highly treatable in animals just like it is in people.


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You can see the external changes to the eye & since I'd had a dog with Pannus I thought maybe that is what Prince had. After putting drops in the eye so he could see inside he did say there is the start of a cataract also. Yes, he will go blind in the eye & is not going to be an easy dog to put meds in the eye twice a day & I'm to watch closely to see if there are more changes. I trust my vet & have being using him for 20 years, he also knows greys as he was our groups vet.

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I am sorry this is happening to your boy.

 

FWIW I'd ask for a referral to a veterinary opthamologist. Like you, I've been seeing the same vet for over 20 years, and trust him completely, but I would still ask him for a referral for something like this. No lack of confidence involved, but simply because there is a different emphasis in their practices, and it would give me peace of mind to have specialized experience and expertise involved in a serious and painful issue like this.

 

Can't hurt, might very well help.

 

I recently had an issue with one of my eyes, and was sent to an opthamologist. Just the difference in equipment between what he had and what my very good optometrist has was interesting.

 

Whatever you decide, I hope treatment brings your Prince relief.

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:nod Veterinary opthamologist. My vet refers automatically for most skin and eye issues because she know she doesn't have the depth of knowledge the specialists do.

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Ziggy had glaucoma and we tried everything, all kinds of meds but nothing helped. We took him to a vet ophthalmologist at OSU, they said if they had seen him sooner they could have done a different surgery but as it was, he had to have the eye removed. That was the best thing we ever did for him! He is his old happy funny self! He gets a lot of attention because of the missing eye. Everyone oohs and aahs over him. Don't beat yourself up. Is his eye swollen? If not, you probably caught it early enough. Really though, for your boys sake, take him to an eye specialist!

 

If you need someone to talk to, let me know. I have btdt!

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I second vet. Opthomoligist. Mine did wonders for annie and since he knew what he was doing the cost was less than my old fashioned vet.she wad massive scar tissue from on ulcerated cornea and a msra infection in the other cornea. She sees hI'm 2xs annually for her pannus and he keeps meds to a minimum.

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