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Eye injuries in pets are true emergencies!!!

February 26, 2012

Eye Cases, Eye Cases

It has still been very steady at work which is great for a change. I have had a very interesting case load from routine general anaesthetics and dentals to working up a parrot with a non-weightbearing lameness to a behavioural consultation dealing with inter-dog aggression within the same household. Ah my line of work definitely never gets boring.

If anything, my poor brain cells are usually swamped with high energy demands and threatened with information overload.

When my brains are struggling with a very challenging and obscure case, I often consult with my colleagues at work or even contact  one of the many available and brilliant veterinary specialists in my region. In the past two weeks, I have picked the brains of so many great minds ranging from a Gribble’s pathologist to a surgery specialist, to an emergency intensive care veterinarian and a medicine specialist to even a bird specialist I must say I can’t imagine life without internet. It is just so easy to email specialists the history including x-rays and laboratory results of a patient in a matter of a few clicks. I just love being able to discuss cases more frequently with veterinary specialists and learning from them and giving clients the best possible advise and treatment options.

I have plenty of cool cases to share with you. I will, however, control the urge of overloading you with too much information and stick to discussing my overdue and much-anticipated two eye cases. I of course have some really gory pictures to share today so please consider yourselves warned! Now before I dive into the grit of it, I would like to be clear on something:

If your pet has a sore eye, no matter how simple the condition may appear to you, you should get a vet to have a quick look.

Eyes are very delicate and if not treated early, your pet risks losing its vision. There is no point just bathing your pet’s eye with salty water or using left over eye ointment. Some of these ointments contain cortisone and are contraindicated if your pet has a corneal ulcer as they delay healing. If your pet contracts eye issues afterhours, don’t hesitate to call out a vet because it is important to do so for your pet’s sake! Have you ever had conjunctivitis or an eye injury? If you have, you would understand how painful it can be and would not want your pet to endure that for a long period before getting it treated.

Now let’s start with the story of Sky, the 4 month old female Burman cross kitten, that presented to me afterhours a few weeks ago. When the owner called me, she said: ‘The eye is hanging out, I don’t know what happened, oh my god’. I instructed her to bring her in immediately for me to examine. I usually try to get more information but I could tell the poor owner was very distressed.

The voice in my head said: ‘Most likely it is a grass seed in the eye causing it to swell and appear bulging and so it will be straightforward to treat’.

See I can never predict what is in store for me because some owners downgrade the emergency and others exaggerate it and some actually describe it exactly as it is. Obviously none of these clients are purposely mis-informing me of the plight of their pets; they are just genuinely concerned about their much-loved pets, otherwise they would not have called me.

I arrived at the clinic and got all my ophthalmology equipment ready (local anaesthetic eye drops, fluorescein stain, ophthalmoscope and a wood’s lamp). Little did I know that most of the equipment would be deemed unnecessary in this examination. The owner arrived and laid ‘Sky’ on the table and I was actually startled! The owner had not exaggerated at all.

This poor kitten’s eye was bulging and two to four times its normal size and she was in a world of pain.

‘Sky’ when she first arrived. She was in shock.

Poor sky in so much pain

Sky's popped out eye

My adrenaline spiked through the roof and I realised I needed to act FAST. I did not have time to get too much history and simply needed to put on my surgical hat and press on. I admitted ‘Sky’ to the hospital and told the owners I will do my best to save the eye but the prognosis was very guarded at that stage. I called my colleague Dr. Alana Anderson to help me out as she only lived 5 minutes away. I gave ‘Sky’ much-needed pain relief in the form of the premedication/sedative.

I then quickly put her under full anaesthetic to fully examine her eye & determine the probable cause.

Sky’s eye continued to swell under general anaesthetic.

Sky's big ordeal

Traumatic proptosis

I could not find any puncture marks indicating she had been attacked  by a dog which caused the eye to prolapse. Her oral exam revealed a suspect sinus behind her last molar. I probed the sinus and drained a small amount of pus. I  was suspicious of a penetrating wound injury. I then performed a lateral canthotomy to facilitate replacing the eye globe in its correct position. To my utter dismay, it was impossible to reverse the prolapse. The more I tried to gently replace her globe, the more damage I caused. I had to think fast and on my toes.

The only other option left was to do a tarsorrhaphy to protect her eye. I had to be careful not to penetrate her bulging eye with every suture I put in. It felt like I was suffocating her bulging eye. She recovered okay but was still very uncomfortable. I topped her up with lots of pain relief and took her home with me. She slept in a cage right beside my bed. I dragged extra pain relief with me in case I had to give her more during the night. I simply couldn’t stand to see her in any more pain.

Thankfully she slept most of the night but occasionally would bump her eye and meow her little heart out.

This was ‘Sky’ getting pampered in my lap at home. So precious, right?

In love with sky

Sky post second anaesthetic

The next morning, I discussed the treatment options with her owner. We had to re-anaesthetize her to reassess her eye and based on that either proceed with an eye enucleation or try to push it back into its normal position again.

When I examined her eye this time around, the swelling had come down a bit but her eye was still bulging.

The owners were happy for me to try to preserve the eye well aware it may only be for cosmetic reasons and she may well need to undergo a 3rd anaesthetic if we can’t control the pain or the swelling in the next couple of weeks. I repeated the tarsorrhaphy and started her on aggressive medical therapy. She was sent home with eye drops that decrease the intraocular pressure and hardcore pain relief and antibiotics.

 ‘Sky’ recovering from her second anaesthetic with her repeat tarsorrhaphy.

Sky's 3rd eyelid flap

I checked up on her a few days later and found out she was travelling really well, maybe a bit too well. She was apparently running around and acting like her kitten old mischievous self. She was booked to see me again in 2 week’s time.

I was beyond excited to see her on her revisit appointment. I can’t say she shared the same sentiment.

This is ‘Sky’ right before we took out her sutures.

Sky's big moment

Unfortunately in spite of all my efforts, I was unable to save her eye. It was resorbed and not functional.

I am hoping to re-examine her eye in another month or so to see if there is any further developments. The good news is she didn’t require any further surgery and was perfectly well otherwise.

Sky & I posing for a picture. I love her white socks!

Sky & I

Now it is time to move on and talk about ‘Spot’, the 4-year-old male desexed Welsh Corgi, that I examined on a Saturday morning.

The owners were worried about his swollen eye that developed overnight. On examination, I discovered his eye was perfectly fine but it was pushed forward because there was something behind it. I recommended he undergo a general anaesthetic so I can perform an oral examination.

‘Spot’ with his bulging eye & his compressed 3rd eyelid.

Spot

 ‘Spot’ put under general anaesthetic to allow me to do my oral exam.

Spot under general anaesthetic

oral exam of spot

Can you appreciate the red blister/pimple behind the last upper molar that I circled?

spot mouth

This is quite a common finding in grass seed season. A grass seed can penetrate behind the last molar and leads to an abscess formation. It is a tricky spot to get an abscess and the result is pushing the eye forward while the pus builds up behind the eye. See the pus has nowhere to go as it is a tight area and so the result is a pushing the eye out of the way! Thankfully the treatment is usually straight forward and consists of establishing a drainage site for the pus and hunting for a foreign body.

All this is done blind and it is in a delicate spot where the nerves and blood vessels of the eye all live.

You must probe with utmost care and avoid causing any damage. Thankfully, I managed to pull out a bristle of a grass seed that was still stuck in the gums. I then extended the sinus to facilitate the drainage of pus. I decided not to perform a tarsorrhaphy as I was fairly confident the swelling will reside and the problem had been solved. ‘Spot’ recovered very well from his anaesthetic and posed for quite a few photographs. This dog is by far one of the friendliest, obedient and forgiving Corgis I have ever met. I instantly fell in love with him.

‘Spot’ joining me on the bench.

Spottt

‘Spot’ drooling pus which indicated my drainage site was still working.

Pus draining from mouth

‘Spot’ always ready to please.

Spot shaking hands

‘Spot’ shaking his tail nonstop.

Spot the friendliest corgi ever

I booked him in for a revisit a week later. He made an astounding recovery. Check out the pictures of his revisit below.

‘Spot’ back to normal and still very eager to please.

Spot post retrobulbar abscess

Spot all paws

And voila I have finally shared these interesting eye cases with you. Fire away any questions you may have and I hope it was worth the wait.

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75 Comments on “Eye injuries in pets are true emergencies!!!”

  1. Cowboy Says:

    Howdy Doc –

    How animals can bounce quickly from medical adversity never ceases to amaze me. I think these cases have made a very important point about not waiting when an animals eye doesn’t look as it all has. I hope this post reaches those who might ignore what seems to e a simple problem.

    Great case write-ups !

    Reply

    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Cowboy.

      I totally agree, animals seem to mend themselves so quickly in comparison to us humans. I mean ‘Sky’ was bouncing around and being playful only 2 days after her ordeal. It is just incredible and I always wonder what their secret is…
      I ditto your hopes for this post 🙂

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  2. wordsfromanneli Says:

    I could never do your job. It’s too upsetting. I had a cat just like Sky, and to see the pictures and read about her suffering was hard enough. Our pets are so lucky that there are people like you out there. You’re a hero.

    Reply

    • Rayya Says:

      My purpose is to reduce animal suffering at all cost and everyday I strive to do that! Thank you so much for your amazing and very supportive comment 🙂

      Reply

  3. Spiral Dreamer (Francis) Says:

    I love the way you explain things as they are and the urgency of looking after our friends. Too bad that in many cases money is the problem, my last dog, my friend for 14 years ended up dying before his time because I could not raise the 1000$ in advance asked by the vet to treat him fast enough. Many sad situations all over.

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    • Rayya Says:

      It really upsets me to hear your story. That would have been the most painful experience. I am so sorry about your huge loss. There is nothing worse than going through what you did. It is important for you to find a vet that you can form a good rapport with and establish trust. We offer payment plans to our regular and invaluable clients in those very unexpected and challenging times.

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      • nadbugs Says:

        It does my heart so much good to hear this. I wish everybody had someone like you. Do you know, you make an enormous contribution to well being. We seek medical attention for ourselves and our family, no matter what species, when we have a good idea what’s going on and also when we are pretty much in anguish. You are as important as a good mother. My experience? VERY rare. Hugs, purrs, and head-butts to you.

      • Rayya Says:

        Thank you so much for appreciating me for what I do. Your welfare is my priority always. Big chin rub.

  4. Donkey Whisperer Farm Says:

    Hi Dr. Rayya,

    Thank you for all you do! People need to be reminded to use common sense if their pet has an eye problem get to the vet ASAP.

    You are one amazing human angel for our world 🙂

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    • Rayya Says:

      Dear Melody.

      I hope my blog drills in the importance of getting your pet’s eyes checked when you have any concerns!
      Thank you so much for your very heart felt words.

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  5. Gretchen Del Rio Says:

    You certainly live like you are riding a roller coaster. So wonderful that you are able to help so many of the creatures.

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  6. barb19 Says:

    I must say, I really enjoyed reading your case write-ups of Sky and Spot! It always amazes me how quickly animals bounce back following surgery.
    Congratulations on the awards Rayya – well deserved in my opinion.

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Barb.

      Glad you enjoyed the case write-ups. I always wonder how they will be received and I try to minimize the medical jargon as much as possible.
      Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂

      Reply

  7. Jo Woolf Says:

    Hi Rayya, I find some of these images hard to look at, and I am full of fresh admiration for what you do. Some amazing stories. Thank you so much for the recommendation of The Hazel Tree – much appreciated.

    Reply

    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Jo.

      I am a vet and I was startled when I first saw ‘Sky’ so I totally understand how difficult it can be for others not used to gory images! Glad you managed to enjoy the stories. You deserve those awards. Keep up the great blogging 🙂

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  8. magsx2 Says:

    Hi,
    It was very hard looking at your first lot of photos, they brought tears to my eyes, and such a gorgeous kitten as well, very sad indeed.

    I was amazed at spots recovery, the pictures tell the story. 🙂

    Congrats on your awards, and Thank You very much for the nomination.

    Reply

    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Mags. I agree it is so sad when our pets get into strife. On the bright side, ‘Sky’ is as happy as larry. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the pics.
      You earnt that nomination, please continue with your amazing blogging. 🙂

      Reply

  9. Eva @View from the Hillside Says:

    I’m so glad that we have vets that can help us when our pets become ill. I’m glad that Sky seems to be doing well, even if she only has sight on one eye. Spot looks like a charmer.

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    • Rayya Says:

      Thanks Eva. Spot sure is a charmer. As for Sky, she is coping very well with the change. Animals are highly adaptable, more than many of us give them credit :-).

      Reply

  10. becomingcliche Says:

    We dealt with an eye injury in one of our cats many years ago when she was just a kitten. She did not lose the eye thankfully, but she lost most of the vision in it. It hasn’t slowed her down at all, as she is a strictly indoor baby and only has to use her vision to find the couch.

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  11. jakig Says:

    Reading some of your blogs makes me wish I was back working in the clinic. But as you know, you can get attach to your patients, and its emotionally draining when they pass. But this is a good read, to be honest this is the favorite part of treating is the eye.

    Good job on saving both dog and cat’s eye.

    “applause”

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  12. Laurie Bartolo Says:

    Hi Dr. Rayya! Thanks so much for this great post on eye injuries. After I adopted my dog Webster, we learned that he had entropion and he had to have the surgery to fix it. I felt horrible because he was already 5 years old when we adopted him, so he had been living with this discomfort for many years. The weird thing is, this was missed by several vets who saw him. He was labeled as having allergies (we have never figured out what he is allergic to), and I think everyone presumed the redness in his eyes and discharge was from the allergies. Thankfully, one of the vets who saw him noticed the entropion and we had it fixed immediately.

    Also, congratulations on your awards – well-deserved! I really enjoy reading your blog and all of the great information and stories you share here. And thank you so much for sharing the awards with me – I sincerely appreciate that honor! I look forward to checking out the other blogs you nominated! 🙂

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Laurie. Thanks for sharing your first hand experience with your pooch. It is definitely worth getting a second vet opinion if you feel your pet is not responding to the treatments offered. Glad the entropion was discovered & treated. Thank you for your positive feedback. Your blog deserved the awards, keep it up! 🙂

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  13. "Lyle" Says:

    Please keep us updated on Sky’s progress! Great post.

    In a related note, I showed your previous post about the dog with the stick through the eye to my dad, whose been in the vet business around 25 years. He got a kick out of it 🙂 He’s never seen that happen to one of his patients before.

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Lyle. I will definitely keep you posted on ‘Sky’. Glad your dad got a kick out of Major’s stick injury. Each vet has an individual experience & the learning never stops. 😀

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  14. Animalcouriers Says:

    Would be very interested if you ever find out what caused the damage to Sky’s eye.

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  15. David Prandi Chevalier Says:

    Thanks you a lot for adding our blog to your award-deserving blogs!!!
    I think the way you explain these cases can make owners understand that acting fast is very important and that things are often different than they appear to be.
    And the “emotional touch” added to information is crucial for making them involved and interested.
    Good luck and good job!
    David Prandi

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  16. stephanielane2012 Says:

    Hi Dr. Raaya,
    Thanks so much for sharing your life stories 🙂 Also, thank you for your kindness to these creatures and their families. Congrats on the awards.

    Reply

  17. Jodi Stone Says:

    Dr. Rayya, I never fuss around with the dogs, if something worries me, off they go to the vet. 🙂

    I don’t think we have the ‘grass seed’ problem here in the states because I really wasn’t sure at all what you were talking about at first. I’m actually quite thankful we don’t have them because knowing the two fools that I have they would most certainly be ingesting it.

    Thanks for the warning about the pictures too, I passed on the blog until after my breakfast had been eating. 🙂

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hey Jodi. Grass seeds develop after the grass dries out. The grass seeds are very sharp and attach to the fur of pets & can then track further & cause havoc. Some pets sniff them up nostrils or get them in their eyes. Lucky you don’t have them in the US. 😉

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  18. Jodi Stone Says:

    Oh and btw, congratulations on your well earned awards!

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  19. Gail Schechter Says:

    I just love your stories…
    Thanks for sharing!
    BEST
    Gail

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  20. nadbugs Says:

    Dear Rayya. What a boon companion you are. Please see my response to your latest comment.

    http://catself.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/return-from-de-nile/#comment-3603

    Do you know about Jackson Galaxy? To me he is the last word on behavior. I love that guy! Animal Planet, My Cat From Hell? He’s like Cesar Millan. Hope you like Cesar. I love him too!

    Reply

    • Rayya Says:

      Hey again :-).
      I will definitely look into Jackson Galaxy. Haven’t heard of him.
      Feliway has mixed reviews but mostly it either works or it simply does nothing. I definitely have had great experiences with it. Unfortunatley it only provides a band aid solution. For true inter-cat aggression, sometimes veterinary medical intervention is required. That would mean medicating the aggressor cat & the victim cat as they are both very stressed. The anti-anxiety medication can only be transitional until the behavioural modification training has kicked in. I definitely recommend you seek a veterinary behaviourists help as they are qualified in that area.
      Thank you so much for the shout out. I really appreciate it. Best of luck with your furballs 🙂

      Reply

  21. nadbugs Says:

    Oh yes. And I’ve given you a shout-out too. Here: http://catself.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/double-wide-load/

    Reply

  22. Russel Ray Photos Says:

    All I can do is leave another Wow.

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  23. Kitty Bloger Says:

    you are amazing vet 🙂

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  24. nschmitz1283@yahoo.com Says:

    I wish there were more vets like you around. I recently had a cat just like Sky whos eye was proptosed due to trauma from running outdoor. When I found Bella that way I didn’t think twice I took her right to the ER. Ended up that Bella needed her eye removed and that it would cost me over $2,000. I tried every which way I could to get CareCredit, Grants, help but I was really all alone and didn’t have a lot of time as she was sent home with pain meds, eye drops and antibiotics. I had to make the decision to put Bella to sleep prolly one of the hardest things I’ll ever had to do. I just couldn’t bare to see her like that. I wish that the vet could’ve done more or worked with me someway. It sickens me how she couldn’t get the care she needed because of money.

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  25. Liyanna Says:

    My cat had a sever eye injury where the eye was completely covered in blood and bled in itself with a massive outside entry wound yesterday I rushed her to the vet but he just looked at her for exactly 1 minute and said it is very severe there’s nothing he can do but prescribe pain treatment and antibiotics that I had to administer I felt this was very inadequate doctoring it left me severely distressed and upset because he was in a rush and ran out within 59 seconds! What to do rayya I would appreciate some advice 😦

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hello Liyanna,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your cat’s eye ailment.
      I definitely recommend you seek another vet’s opinion.
      If you didn’t feel this vet addressed your cat’s eye appropriately then you need another vet asap.
      With eyes, they must be treated immediately or they get worse very quickly.
      I hope your cat’s eye responds to appropriate treatment.
      Best of luck.

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  26. Denise Harvey Says:

    Dr Rayya, My shih tzu was in a car accident and his eye came out and was hanging on his cheek, they put it back in, sutured it up. Four weeks later it is still swollen, red and foggy, what are the chances of keeping the eye?

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    • Rayya Says:

      Dear Denise. Sorry to hear about your dog’s traumatic injury. I
      really can’t give you good feedback based on the information you provided. Assessment of the eye depends on whether or not there is any pupil response or even movement of the globe. Each case is different and without the full medical history, I can’t comment. I highly recommend you discuss all your concerns directly with the vet treating your dog. The success rate of saving a proptosed eye usually depends on how much damage the eye received, the speed of putting it back in place, amount of damage sustained by the nerves and muscles supporting the eye. Wishing your dog a good outcome.

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  27. Jessica Says:

    Hi. I recently found a newborn kitten in my local park.. The kitten was bone thin and on it’s last leg I took it home and it’s doing great but I noticed it’s eye is very swollen and bulging it’s eyes aren’t open yet so I can’t see what it looks like.. I also can’t afford the vet bill

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    • Rayya Says:

      Jessica well done on rescuing this kitten. I am afraid I can’t give you any advice except to say, you really should get the kitten checked by a vet. I can’t comment based on the information you provided and without fully examining the kitten myself. Eye injuries and infectious must be attended to immediately or else eyesight may be compromised. Good luck

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  28. bella Says:

    Please help me! Early tonight my 10 year old shitzu ran into some tree branches which injured his left eye ball it was completely out like the images above and bloody! I rushed him to the animal hospital and the doctor told me she was going to sedate him, push his eye ball back in and stitch him up and keep him over night! Than shell ‘re check him in 10 days! I feel very uncomfortable leaving him there over night being they are not a 24 hour facility. Please help me and let me know if there is something more we could’ve done to help save my dogs eye and vision. anna24hrs@yahoo.com. Thank you

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    • Rayya Says:

      Dear Bella. Sorry to hear about your dog’s traumatic eye injury. Sounds like your vet is doing a terrific job. The trick is immediately trying to replace the eye back into position. He’ll also need antibiotics and antiinflammatories which I’m sure your vet organised. Afterwards, it’s a waiting game. It all boils down to how long the eye was popped out and the physical injury it sustained in the process. Please let me know how your dog gets on. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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      • Denise harvey Says:

        My shih tzu had an accident that caused his eye to fall out back in Fecwmber. The vet put the eye back in and stitches the eye closed. The eye continued to puss up and finally we had to remove it. He is actually very cute even with one eye. He doesn’t seem bothered by it, runs, plays ball and everything.

      • Bella Says:

        Hi Rayya and Denise, thank you both so much for your replys, I’m just sorry I never seen them until right now! 😦 My vet did a wonderful job saving James Jr’s. eyeball and i’m so happy to report he is doing wonderful despite the loss of his vision in that eye, his eye ball is still in place and i continue to place drops in it 1 to 3 times a day to keep it in place and him comfortable. At some point I will need to have his eye removed but they want so much money to do the procedure I haven’t been able to afford it! So for now I continue to medicate him and he runs, plays, skips, and chases the ball just like he use too! I love my dogs as they are my own children and more than I love anyone else and hope one day soon I will be in a position to help with other dogs in need.

  29. much adu about nothing Says:

    Hi Dr. Rayya: Thank you for your amazing posts! Our pekingese recently suffered eye proptosis and had surgery (eye reinserted). The sutures are off and we are treating the eye with eye wash, drop, and ointment (twice daily). However, there are “cones” on her still swollen eye and the vet mentioned taking out the eye because our dog is having trouble closing her eye. Is there anything else we can do to help the recovery?

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hello there. Sorry to hear about your dog’s eye injury. If your dog isn’t getting eye infections or ulcers and isn’t painful, I would recommend postponing the surgery. You must keep the eye moist using supplementary tear drops or lacrilube as your vet has recommended. You need to give it more time and if things deteriorate, unfortunately enucleation is definitely recommended. Dogs cope with that very well. Please do let me know how things go. I hope she gains full function of her eye.

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  30. Melisa Says:

    My little shih tzu’s left eye was prolapsed. Dr. was able to move back in place. It is the day after and she needs lubricating eye ointments to her eye 4 x a day and she will not sit still. Any suggestions?

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    • Rayya Says:

      Hello Melisa. Hope your little dog fully recovers. I suggest you get yummy treats that your dog loves and give her some before you medicate her. Easiest way is one person offers her the food, while another sneaks up on her to apply lubricant. Hope that helps. I suggest you go back to your vet clinic if you’re struggling to medicate so they can show you other tricks. Goodluck

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  31. Shayna Says:

    My daughter accidentally hit the dog in the eye with a pair of swimming goggles when she threw them out of the pool. The dog seems happy and normal, but I can tell it’s painful and she won’t open it or let anyone touch it. It looks bloodshot but not too bad. what should we do?

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    • Rayya Says:

      Deae Shayna. You must book your dog in with the vet ASAP as she’s obviously very painful if her eyelids are shut, won’t let you examine it and is blood shot. Vet can give her pain relief and appropriate treatment depending on a full exam. Goodluck. Please let me know how she goes.

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  32. Bella Says:

    Dog injuries are so serious and need immediate veterinary care! Please don’t wait possible loss of eye or even blindness will occur.
    Dogs are NO different than humans and sustaining force truma to the eye not good. Please take you dog to the vet asap! Wishing for the best outcome for your dog ! Good Luck

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  33. Kim Young Says:

    Hi dr raya. My 7 yr old shin tzu had a corneal ulcer in August . Recovered after 3-4 wks of drops etc. His eye seems fine but his behavior is changed. He seems much more needy. On my lap at all times. Will not eat if I leave him with known friends for 2 nights, he used to be fine . Should I consult behavior therapy? I am worried that he is uncomfortably anxious . Thoughts? Kim young

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  34. phillip Says:

    Mum let the dogs out for a walk today and one just collapsed as she ran out
    Mum was screaming out to me so we took her straight to the vet but her eye looked like the cat above
    Thought she had died on the way to the vet, but she’s ok and on a drip with with pain relief eye still the same
    they did a blood test and everything seems fine so they are not sure why it’s happened

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  35. Rachael Says:

    I’ve been trying to find some kind of information, anecdotal or otherwise, on what to expect after your animal suffers a traumatic proptosis.

    My dog is a 10 year old chihuahua, that after getting into a fight with my other dog over bed space, suffered a traumatic proptosis from a bite to the head. While the emegency vet gave me some hope that they would be able to save his eyesight, the doctor removing his sutures today was unable to assess any reaction to light stimuli. The orb is healthy, from what the doctor said, but I don’t know how to judge when it goes from “healthy” to “not healthy”. His sclera is red, and I’ve noticed some gunk, but I don’t know if even that is “normal”. Please, I just want to know what to expect, or how to gauge progress/worsening!

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  36. Carol Says:

    Hello I have a Siberian Husky who suffering from something similar around the eye onfact loooks exactly the same. Please help. I’ve been to multiple vets her test came out normal, I would love just 10 minutes of your time so I can explain what’s happening to my dog. Basically her eye is swollen today I noticed that she has a bump around her nose. She’s very lethargic unresponsive to antibiotics. Please help me

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  38. Jacinta Says:

    A kitten in my area was Run over and had it’s eyeball hanging out and was on the ground while the kitten was suffering and was in a lot of pain. Ididnt know what to do , I had nothing with me I thought of taking a cloth and rushing to a vet but I thought there were no signs of hope , I really didn’t know what to do to the eyeball . I didn’t want to cause it more pain . Can you guide me on what I can do to save a kittens life if it ever happens again . It’ll really be helpful. As I really get thoughts on what I could’ve done to help her and not let her suffer that way as people stand there watching . Thanks a lot.

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