Scar tissue problem in dog's eye is getting worse
by Ben Thompson
(Boston, MA, USA)
Nearly 5 months ago, I began seeing a new vet in town, who noticed some corneal damage to my dog’s right eye. She is a 7 year-old boxer named Gracie.
The vet said that it was scar tissue and he gave me some medication to treat it. The purpose of the medication, he said, was to reduce the spreading of the scar tissue. I must have the generic brand, because it doesn’t seem to be named anything but “Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitran Zinc and Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic Ointment USP.”
After a while, however, I decided to stop using the medication, as there didn't seem to be any worsening of the condition. Then, a week or two ago, I noticed cloudiness in her eyes that had not been there before.
The problem is especially in the left eye now. I thought that it might have been due to my negligence in applying the medication, so I resumed it, expecting the symptoms to go away in a week or so. They did not. They only worsened.
Now, the problem has moved to the outer layer of the eye itself, which is red and appears to be infected. I think that the photos do a decent job showing this.
Please tell me that you have seen this before and that I haven’t caused my dog to go blind.
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