Black Spot on Dog's Sclera (white part of eye), Poor Eyesight & Eye Discharge
by Jackie W.
Rosie's Eye Now
Rosie is a 4 year old French bulldog. Yesterday I noticed a black spot in the sclera (white part) of her eye. I mentioned it to my boyfriend and he said he noticed it recently but hadn't always remembered seeing it.
I looked back to pictures from Christmas (10 months ago) and the spot wasn't there (see photos). Upon closer examination of her eye, I noticed brown patches in the sclera as well, which seems consistent with melanoma.
Also, in the last 1-2 years she's had discharge from her eyes. I asked the vet about it and he said it's common in small dogs (tear stains) so I didn't think anything of it. Now I am starting to wonder if it's all related.
I also think her eyesight isn't great. Sometimes at the dog park she looks around for us and then I call her and she comes running over. We have actually laughed about it from time to time, but now I am worried and again I am thinking it's all related.
I made an appointment with a dog eye doctor, but it's not for 2 weeks. Hoping someone can look at the photos and the signs and symptoms I just described and let me know what it could be. Seems like it could be cancer. If so, I am hoping its something benign and treatable. She's only 4, so it seems too young to have something malignant.
Thanks for your help,
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