Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern North Carolina
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Dexter has a Cherry Eye
I noticed something different in Dexter's eyes (his left) in the inner corner of the eye. Barely noticeable, but I knew what it was.
Looked it up on the Internet and said it should be treated immediately.
Took Dexter as a Walk-In to the Vet. Waited 1 1/2 hours to be seen. The Vets office was very busy with pets checking out from surgery from that morning. I have a good Vet.
Anyway...The Cherry Eye was caught early, so we will be trying eye ointment twice a day (Neobacimyx).
I was told there are two ways to fix the Cherry Eye.
1. Remove it, and then the dog will not have tear production which may up being a problem later on and you will have to drop eyes to keep them moist later in life.
2. The "Tuck In" in which they just push the Cherry Eye back in and stitch closed. Chance of the Cherry Eye coming back, there is a chance.
My Vet used to do both Surgeries, but now he only does the "Tuck," this makes sense to me in order to save the tear duct production.
So, we will see how the Eye ointment goes for the next week to help heal the Cherry Eye. I will try to get a picture of Dexter during the day in natural light tomorrow.
Dexter & Jack
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