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We went to the ophtalmologist this morning. He got so stressed out after the visit that when we were waiting for the medicine and paying he pooped all over me, over himself and all over their floor. I had to take him to the restroom sink to clean him up (and myself).

The diagnosis is "Auto-immune inflammation of the cornea : Keratitis". He has it in both eyes. There is no cure. We will have to put drops in his eyes twice a day (maybe we can cut back to once a day in a couple of months) for life. If we stop it will come back. The good thing is that it came up late in his life and he will not go blind from it. He has small cataracts but again (due to his age) he will probably die before they can affect him.

Marj is this the same thing Lady has ?
 

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I saw your post on FB and asked what the specialist dx little Alex with and realized you probably posted here.... so glad I came to check.
Is Alex pretty good about getting the drops put in?
both mine are good about it. Mine mostly get just the 'tears' to lubricate and flush. Seems both are bothered with something in the air some days...Quincy more than Naddie so I was advised to just 'flush' and that helps a lot.
Quincy had boderline 'dry-eye' in one eye but it seems ti be an 'issue so he does get an ointment at bedtime and that does the trick. Otherwise he gets a bit inflamed. Thankfully his fatty deposits havent progressed since whe went to the very low-fat diet.
Glad Alex can be treated with just the drops and no more 'intensive' procedure needed to control it!
 

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Sweet Alex...I'm sorry you'll have to do drops for life but am so glad it is something treatable and will prevent him from going blind.
 

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Terry unlike Quincy he does not have "dry eye". His pressure is good too. That thing is not painful and that's why it does not bother him. Well, it is just going to be one more medicine to administer per day. I am just glad it is not something worse. I can deal with that.
 

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Janine -Poor Alex being so stressed at the doctor. Worse than the eye diagnosis. Thank goodness it is what it is; it could be so much. I know Tyler's pretty good about me putting eyedrops in so hoping same for you with Alex. I can't remember if you posted - but what led you to the eye doctor? What symptoms? Sending you and Alex hugs. :grouphug:
 

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No, Lady has dry eye, KCS. She doesn't produce tears.

I am so glad you took him to the ophthalmologist! I hope the drops aren't too expensive. I have found eye drops to be quite pricey for those tiny little bottles! Lady had an antibiotic eye drop last year when she had the eye infection that was $92 a bottle. A bottle lasted a week and she had to be on them for 4 weeks!
 

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I'm glad there's a treatment for that condition & little Alex won't go blind. Poor little guy & poor you, how awful for him to get that stressed out.
 

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Oh no, poor Alex. I can't imagine how stressed he was to make a mess on you! :smcry:I'm also sorry about the 2x/day drops, but extremely happy it won't cause blindness. Hugs to the both of you. :grouphug:
 

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Glad you have a diagnosis and it can be treated. Poor little guy.
 

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Janine -Poor Alex being so stressed at the doctor. Worse than the eye diagnosis. Thank goodness it is what it is; it could be so much. I know Tyler's pretty good about me putting eyedrops in so hoping same for you with Alex. I can't remember if you posted - but what led you to the eye doctor? What symptoms? Sending you and Alex hugs. :grouphug:
I saw like a kind of a little blood on top of his cornea. She checked both of his eyes and the other eye if affected too. I did not see it in the other eye because it is completely in the corner.

No, Lady has dry eye, KCS. She doesn't produce tears.

I am so glad you took him to the ophthalmologist! I hope the drops aren't too expensive. I have found eye drops to be quite pricey for those tiny little bottles! Lady had an antibiotic eye drop last year when she had the eye infection that was $92 a bottle. A bottle lasted a week and she had to be on them for 4 weeks!
Wow $92 that's expensive ! I bought one from them and they charged me $23. I have a prescription for refill that I can use at Walgreens. Don't know yet what Walgreens is charging.
 

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I saw like a kind of a little blood on top of his cornea. She checked both of his eyes and the other eye if affected too. I did not see it in the other eye because it is completely in the corner.



Wow $92 that's expensive ! I bought one from them and they charged me $23. I have a prescription for refill that I can use at Walgreens. Don't know yet what Walgreens is charging.
Oh, that's not bad at all. I'm sure Walgreen's will be about the same.
 

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So sorry about Alex's diagnosis, but so glad it can be treated and won't affect his eyesight.

And, poor boo boo being so stressed. You are such a fantastic mom!!

Linda
 
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