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    Sydney has another eye ulcer!!! only 10 months since the last one... here we go again - drops ever 3 hours
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    Sydney & Harvey - Jake 21.02.11 - Bertie 21.11.16

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    What is causing them, Julie? Manny had one a few years ago when he stuck a twig into his eyeball. It's left a scar which is really only noticeable when the vet uses an opthalmoscope. Have you taken him to an eye specialist?

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    We at looking to take him to a specialist once this one has cleared up.... It's a superficial ulcer... we managed to catch it early..

    We'll be asking if it is something in his makeup causing it... We are using lubricants 4 times a day already - he has poor tear production, something he didn't have prior to loosing his eye... I don't know.. Perhaps we are just unlucky...
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    Eye ulcers are generally caused by damage - which doesn't need to be a lot! Because the cornea has no blood supply as such, any little infection has a good chance to develop as there are no antibodies attacking the bacteria. If caught early they are fairly easily treated, but if a dog has low tear production it is easier for the eye to be slightly damaged.

    If a dog had many, I think a visit to a veterinary ophtalmologist would be advisable. Bijou had an ulcer which didn't heal and when examined by an expert it could be seen that whatever had damaged her eye (possibly a bramble thorh) had pulled at the cornea and separated layers so infection was developing under the surface and untouched by antibiotics. She had a corneal graft, which was successful if extremely expensive. After the op, when her eye had completely healed she won a best veteran in show: no-one noticed anything on her eye. I thought I could see it, but then I knew about it! Very sadly she later developed tumours in her lungs and it was kindest to euthenise her, so I don't know how long the graft would have survived.

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    It was very windy last night and Sydney was his usual sniffing every leaf and twig... It is possible that the wind caught something and moved it against his eye... He was definitely bright eyed before he went out for his walk!!

    Sydney is looking well today and his eye is not closed at all... Fingers crossed that I got him the treatment he needed quickly. Last year we had to venture in to getting his own plasma and using it as drops... Once we started this treatment along side the antibiotic and repair drops he picked up and recovered in a short time.. It was just the worry at the time......

    These dogs... I'm sure I've sprouted grey hairs..
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    Sydney & Harvey - Jake 21.02.11 - Bertie 21.11.16

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    Poor Sydney. Hope the eye heals soon.
    Stephanie.....and two little ladies.

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    Sydney, Sydney what are we going to do with you????

    2nd follow up with the vet tonight to check on the eye ulcer... Well... news wasn't too good and even though we have stuck to the routine of drops, the ulcer has not shrunk at all..

    We have had to have plasma made from his blood to use as additional drops to boost the healing... This worked a treat last year..... but with having to give him these "at least" 8 times a day it's going to be a busy time... Another follow up appointment on Wednesday evening... Fingers crossed!!!
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    Crossing fingers and paws here that Sydney's ulcer will shrink before tomorrow's check up.

    Holly P tried the spun serum but it didn't work for her either; she screamed in agony every time I put it in. The referral vet told me she was rejecting her own tissue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julieb7 View Post
    Sydney, Sydney what are we going to do with you????

    2nd follow up with the vet tonight to check on the eye ulcer... Well... news wasn't too good and even though we have stuck to the routine of drops, the ulcer has not shrunk at all..

    We have had to have plasma made from his blood to use as additional drops to boost the healing... This worked a treat last year..... but with having to give him these "at least" 8 times a day it's going to be a busy time... Another follow up appointment on Wednesday evening... Fingers crossed!!!

    Poor Sydney, hoping that he gets well soon xx
    Sheila H [EMAIL="halls.1@hotmail.co.uk"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByFloSin View Post
    Crossing fingers and paws here that Sydney's ulcer will shrink before tomorrow's check up.

    Holly P tried the spun serum but it didn't work for her either; she screamed in agony every time I put it in. The referral vet told me she was rejecting her own tissue.
    Sydney had this done last April and it worked... so fingers crossed... The only drop he winces at is Exocin...
    Julie, Peter,
    Sydney & Harvey - Jake 21.02.11 - Bertie 21.11.16

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