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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Recognize this Pink Eye thing?

I think I have seen this before but can't find the thread. Have you seen this eye issue with your Hav? It seems to be a swollen bit of tissue that is peaking out from Lola's lower corner eyelid. A stye? Pink eye. Doesn't seem to bother her. Calling the vet now...
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Is that what the call "cherry eye"?
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Yup, looks like Cherry Eye-


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Yes--Definately looks like Cherry Eye.
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Do a search on cherry eye. Rufus had this probem and I started tthis thread way back when http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....t=rufus+cherry He eventually had surgery for it and we haven't had a probelm since.

There've been a few of us that had this problem, I think Moxie was the most recent. I hope it goes back on it's own. Let us know what your vet says.
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This is cherry eye

I am as certain as a non-vet can be from a photo that this is cherry eye. Paco had it, so I know there are threads on the Forum on the subject, as well as a photo of Paco with it that I posted. Sadly, it almost always results in the need for surgery...even if the prolapsed gland (which is what cherry eye is) is temporarily squeezed back into place.

The good news is that the dog doesn't feel the swelling and it can be resolved through a surgical procedure as minor for a dog as cataract surgery is for humans. The worst thing about it for Paco (and therefore us) was that he had to wear a cone for two weeks. He was miserable with that, although the vet assured us that the surgery heals without pain or discomfort for the dog.

I do recommend that the procedure be performed by an ophthalmic veterinarian, since they tend to have a much better success rate - 90%+ - compared to a general vet. If the stitch that holds the gland back in place for the life of the dog (the stitch does not dissolve nor is it removed) is not put in properly, the gland will prolapse again within weeks of the surgery. We went to a certified animal ophthalmologist, and Paco has been fine since his surgery in February. The fee for the procedure in our area is between $800 and $1000 - not cheap.

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Ah - I knew I had seen it before! Thank you all for responding so quickly. We are seeing the vet tomorrow. And I will read through the experiences and advice on here meanwhile.

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Hope she does well at the vet tomorrow. In the second photo I couldn't even see it, she looks beautiful though.

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Take to the Vet. The Vet will have to remove. Is your pet getting spay soon? Maybe the Vet can do both procedures at the same time?



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Take to the Vet. The Vet will have to remove. Is your pet getting spay soon? Maybe the Vet can do both procedures at the same time?
No, they do not remove the gland. They used to do it that way but now they simply tack the gland back down where it should be with a stitch.
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