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Eye Concern for English Bulldog

by Erin
(San Diego, CA)

Problem Summary: Our English Bulldog has developed over the last few hours a bulge in either the white of his eye or in the skin surrounding same.

Details: The bulge is clearly white and is not overlapped with the iris or cornea. We are not certain whether the bulge is on the actual eye itself or inside of the bottom inner eyelid. We have a vet appointment for Monday morning but are not sure whether this requires immediate care and concern. Please advise.

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Jun 27, 2010
My Online Vet Response for Eye Concern for English Bulldog
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Erin,
From the photo you submitted, it does not look like an emergency. The photo shows a slight thickening of the lower left eyelid, near the inner corner.

I do not see any sign of trauma, (from him itching or scratching it), nor does he have any drainage from the eye. He will need an exam of the eye, specifically of the third eyelid and his lower conjunctiva. (You did not include that in your photo.)

If he had a foreign body in his eye (especially lodged against the cornea), I would expect him to be rubbing his eye, plus a moderate amount of drainage from the eye.

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