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After over 3 weeks of antibiotic drops it looked like that healing ulcer was gone. This morning when I cleaned his eyes I realized it is back again to the way it was before the drops. Now I start to doubt about the diagnostic. The weird thing is that it does not bother him.
 

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It could be scar tissue from the ulcer.
Marj it looks like blood on top of the cornea. When I thought it was gone it looked like just a tiny bit of see through skin. And then this morning it is like before. Like there is something of a little less of a 1/4 inch of blood on top of his eye. If it would bother him, I suppose he would paw at his eye, but he doesn't.

I tried to take another picture, but you cannot see it on it, the dark red of blood blends in the black. I even tried to photoshop it to get it to look more apparent.
 

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After over 3 weeks of antibiotic drops it looked like that healing ulcer was gone. This morning when I cleaned his eyes I realized it is back again to the way it was before the drops. Now I start to doubt about the diagnostic. The weird thing is that it does not bother him.
I'm sorry if I missed another thread about this, Janine. Do you think he could be allergic to something causing the problem?

Please give Alex some cuddles from me. And, I hope whatever is causing the problem clears up soon.
 

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It has nothing to do with allergies. The vet thought it was a healing ulcer and prescribed some antibiotic for it. I will have to go back to the vet. It can also be related to his heart condition, but they checked his blood pressure at the time and it was fine.
 

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I'd sure take him back to the vet. It's not a cherry eye? Dogs don't show pain the same way we do. Pawing would make it hurt more. Is the eye watering? That can be a sign it hurts too. Poor little guy.
 

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I'd sure take him back to the vet. It's not a cherry eye? Dogs don't show pain the same way we do. Pawing would make it hurt more. Is the eye watering? That can be a sign it hurts too. Poor little guy.
No Tina it's not cherry eye. The eye is not watering. There is not even tear staining. If you don't look closely in his eye you won't even see it. It bothers ME more than him.
 

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Ahh Praying this can get healed, Janine! Has a specialist looked at it?
Both vet at the clinic looked at it and after checking his blood pressure concluded it was probably a healing ulcer. If it would be related to his heart condition, the blood pressure would have been elevated. But it was normal. I started putting the antibiotic drops back in. This morning it did not look as red as yesterday. I don't know how to explain it better, it looks like a blood clot on top of the black of his eye.
 

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It is called hyphema. It is hard to describe. It is caused by trauma to the eye. I found some articles, but some of the description of it could scare th e pants off of you. Sounds like it is healing.
 

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Janine, I would honestly recommend that you take Alex to an ophthalmologist. Our regular vets just don't have the specialized equipment or training to diagnose and treat most diseases of the eye.

Lady had a small spot on her eye last summer that my vet was unsure what it was. She recommended I take Lady to the ophthalmologist and I am so glad it did. It turned out that she had an infection that had actually penetrated the surface of her eye. Since we caught it early, it was treatable with topical antibiotics. Had it penetrated her eye any further, she would have needed eye surgery.
 

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I have an appointment for Wednesday. I already started putting in the antibiotic drops. Does not look as red as before now.
 

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Janine - Alex is in my thoughts and prayers. I also agree that an ophthalmologist is the best to figure this out. Good luck and let us know.
 

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We went to the vet today and she gave me the address of an ophtalmologist. She was talking about a kind of surgery they can do (don't remember the name, Kera something). We will see what the ophtalmologist says. Surgery is out of the question. With his heart problem he might not survive it. Maybe another kind of drops could help. She lessened to his heart and there is no congestion. So we are doing good there.
 

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Janine -- I'm sending prayers your way. I once used a specialist in Scottsdale for eye problems. I'll try to find her name and pm you with it tomorrow.

Alex -- feel better soon.
 

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Janine -- I'm sending prayers your way. I once used a specialist in Scottsdale for eye problems. I'll try to find her name and pm you with it tomorrow.

Alex -- feel better soon.
There must be only one because she gave me the same that I found on the Internet : EyeCare for Animals
They are in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert and Avondale. I have an appointment on Monday at Avondale. They are the closest to me.
 
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