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    Hello all!
    I have a question.

    Few weeks ago we noticed Moose's eye constantly tearing, waking up with a lot of gunk around his eye and reddish so we took him to the vet. Our vet (has 2 bullies herself) told us he has entropion in one eye but wouldn't rush to surgery. She also mentioned it's allergy season and to give him some time. She sent us home with Vetropolycin cream to apply to his eyes for 2 weeks. It seemed to have gotten better, but the last 24 hours I have noticed him squinting with the eye. Any clue as to what may have caused this suddenly? I've done warm compresses and he likes the massage, but obviously something is wrong.

    Anyone have any experience with entropion they want to share? What can we do to alleviate the pain? We are taking him to the doc on Monday...

    Here's a video of his squinting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBpB2Ngm8s

    Also. Here's a video of him being lazy )) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF_tMkHmuQ

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    Default Re: Moose Squinting With One Eye

    @bulldogs1501 love the lazy bum... cute... a few members went through entropion issues n will let them answer you instead. I personally didnít. From your video the squinting can also be an eyelash problem. Growing inside instead of out. Try to look with a flashlight, if not ask them on Monday.

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    Default Re: Moose Squinting With One Eye

    We have had a bully w/entropion issues... I would make sure they check to see if he hasn't scratched his eye to create an eye ulcer. Obviously I wouldn't rush to surgery w/any bulldog... we gave our Winston Zyrtec daily, that really seem to help w/eye allergies. I would talk to your vet about trying to get him thru this fall allergy season w/meds and ointments.

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    Eye Ulcer = BAD. If it ruptures that could mean loss of sight or the immediate need for a very expensive graft. See an eye specialist as soon as possible. Moose's diagnosed entropion (or distichia) should be corrected right away to get ahead of future vision problems. I do not recommend that this surgery be done by anyone other than an eye specialist.

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    Default Re: Moose Squinting With One Eye

    Porkchop has entropion as well. Surgery is not an option. My vet recommended using Genteel Eye Drops each morning and it is giving him some relief. The first thing he does in the morning before the drops is to drag his face on the carpet to clear his "gooey eye", which certainly doesn't help if carpet fibers cause more irritation.

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    Default Re: Moose Squinting With One Eye

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs1501 View Post
    Hello all!
    I have a question.

    Few weeks ago we noticed Moose's eye constantly tearing, waking up with a lot of gunk around his eye and reddish so we took him to the vet. Our vet (has 2 bullies herself) told us he has entropion in one eye but wouldn't rush to surgery. She also mentioned it's allergy season and to give him some time. She sent us home with Vetropolycin cream to apply to his eyes for 2 weeks. It seemed to have gotten better, but the last 24 hours I have noticed him squinting with the eye. Any clue as to what may have caused this suddenly? I've done warm compresses and he likes the massage, but obviously something is wrong.

    Anyone have any experience with entropion they want to share? What can we do to alleviate the pain? We are taking him to the doc on Monday...

    Here's a video of his squinting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBpB2Ngm8s

    Also. Here's a video of him being lazy )) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MF_tMkHmuQ

    Poor handsome fella.... I'd get back to vet and let her know it is not getting better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paw7004 View Post
    Porkchop has entropion as well. Surgery is not an option. My vet recommended using Genteel Eye Drops each morning and it is giving him some relief. The first thing he does in the morning before the drops is to drag his face on the carpet to clear his "gooey eye", which certainly doesn't help if carpet fibers cause more irritation.
    My vet recommended I use Systane eye drops as a lubricant, but I switched my dog to Hydrasense night therapy gel twice daily, because it's preservative free and contains sodium hyaluronate, and haven't really noticed any difference, but I figure it has to be less irritating without the preservative.

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