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DateAug 3, 2021
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicWhat would cause my puppies eye to glaze over overnight
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Question:

What would cause my puppies eye to glaze over and what can i ddo to tteat it

Answer:

There are many potential causes and some are medical emergencies, so definitely see your veterinarian as soon as you can if the actual cornea is cloudy.

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DateMay 5, 2021
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet Typenull
TopicWhat medication is recommendid..
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What medication would I give my 8 year old Chiwawa for glaucoma.

Answer:

Glaucoma is fairly rare, so be sure of your diagnosis - a veterinarian has to check the pressures in the eye with a tool made for this. You cannot look at an eye and decide that it has glaucoma (even we can't). But here is a good article about glaucoma, written by another veterinarian from a site that I trust: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=6097123

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DateDec 11, 2020
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet Typenull
TopicDorzolamide
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My cat is on Dorozlamine drops and while struggling to put them in, my cat got some on his face. I am worried that made some of that got into his mouth. What should I do?

Answer:

Just a drop or two in the mouth is not considered toxic. When a toxicity issue arises and you need immediate help, here are a couple of options: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: 1-(888) 426-4435 or websites like JustAnswer.com.

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DateJul 18, 2020
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet Typenull
TopicDorzolamide HCl & Timolol Maleate ophthalmic solution usp. 22.3mg/6.8mg per mL
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Question:

Can you please let me know if you carry this and let me know the price if you do?

Answer:

Yes, we carry both (you can search them in the search bar at the top of the page) - or here are the links with the price: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Timolol+Maleate+Ophthalmic+Solution-prod10200.html https://www.1800petmeds.com/Dorzolamide+HCL+Ophthalmic+Solution-prod10159.html

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DateMay 22, 2020
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicPRA diagnosis.
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We want a dna testing kit. Gold standard. Breeder in denial. Recommend a dna kit for PRA testing please.

Answer:

I usually use Wisdom labs for DNA testing. Here is a link to their site: https://www.wisdompanel.com/en-us. I don't think they do PRA testing - you would have to contact a veterinary ophthalmologist about that.

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DateApr 28, 2020
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicDog may have Glaucoma.
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Now, I haven't taken her to see a vet as of yet about it because I can't afford to right now. About a month ago her left eye started to cloud over. What I need to know, is if I do decide to take her in for diagnosis, how much would medication to treat her Glaucoma generally cost?

Answer:

It really depends totally on where you live - you have to just start calling around & getting quotes. BUT without a true diagnosis, it might be: Glaucoma, cataracts, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcer, etc etc - all treated entirely differently so you really need a diagnosis first.

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DateJun 28, 2019
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicEye drops
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I gave my dogs eye drops too soon. It was only 4 hours instead of 8 hours. Latanoprost and Cosopt. Will it hurt her?

Answer:

Since I don't routinely prescribe those, it is ideal to consult your ophthalmologist but if you only did it once, that should be fine. Now just go back to every 8 hours.

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DateJun 12, 2019
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicUncertain re diagnosis
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My dog (13 yo male cocker spaniel), in excellent health, recently and suddenly woke up with droopy eyes and blindness. We rushed him to the emergency where they did pressure test in both eyes and quickly diagnosed him with Glaucoma. They sent us home with Timolol and Trusopt. We returned 24 hrs later for a recheck on the pressure and the levels had returned to normal along with his eyesight. However, his eyes still appear droopy but only when he lays down and he is still experiencing periodic bouts of blindness. Is this actually Glaucoma?

Answer:

It sounds like it definitely could be - glaucoma will present differently in different dogs. You may have to drive a little, but there will be a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist specialist that is ideal to go ahead and let them check him out. They manage glaucoma much more than we do in private practice..

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DateMay 22, 2019
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeOther
TopicRabbit Cloudy Eye
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I recently adopted a rabbit that has a eye that is cloudy appears to be blind. The previous owners said she was born with it. She appears to be happy, healthy and not in pain, but the eye also has a small amount of discharge at times. Any ideas what this could be, or if there are drops or something I could use?

Answer:

I am solely a small animal veterinarian (just dogs and cats) so contact a veterinarian that specializes in rabbits or exotics for help with your rabbit. Your local veterinary school probably has an exotics department and then there are websites where you can speak directly to a veterinarian for a small price, like Justanswer.com.

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DateMar 17, 2019
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeCat
TopicEye bleeding
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I have an 11 year old Siamese mix, neutered/declawed male with severe glaucoma, essentially untreated. The vet previously mentioned surgery but the eye was not affecting my cat at all, so I did not want to jump into surgical removal of his eye. Over the past couple of days, the eye seems to be draining, and has been "gooey" like an eye infection, and today after we returned home from the store, his eye was bleeding. Not bloodshot eye, but actually dripping blood from the eye. He's cleaned it up himself pretty well, and is eating, drinking and acting normal. Does not appear to be in any discomfort, but I'm scared, and we don't have any pet ER's in our small town. Help?

Answer:

There isn't anything I can suggest as far as a home remedy for glaucoma or high high blood pressure and with glaucoma you really don't want the pressure too high for too long, so have your veterinarian check it as soon as you can.

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DateFeb 25, 2019
CategoryGlaucoma
Pet TypeDog
TopicDog bite
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My 11 year old dog was bitten last week by another I went to the vet and they gave me rimadyl and simplicef after five days of taking her medications she developed issues with her eyes and her vision is blurry at no point before that was there a concern her sight was fine I was even told she had no infections from the bite just swelling is it possible that her medication could have caused her blurry vision and her third eyelids were showing.

Answer:

No, of all the side effects of either of those drugs, blurry vision or vision issues in general, aren't one of them, so have your veterinarian recheck her to see what is going on.

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