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    Default Re: Watery Eyes - Cause: Internal Eye lash! Anyone else see this?

    My Georgia just had an internal eyelash removed, on Friday, which caused an ulcer (scratch) on her cornea. At first we thought it was an allergy issue as the scratch & inner eyelash weren't apparent during the vet's initial exam earlier in the week - her eye was just incredibly 'watery' (always has been) but the surrounding skin was getting red/irritated and itchy and she was not fully opening that eye. She gave us an antibiotic/steroid ointment and then, once realizing there was a scratch, we switched to a full antibiotic ointment (the steroid prevents healing). So far, she seems to be improving.

    Our vet, who tends to be pretty conservative, removed the eyelash using special optic glasses and tweezers. She suggested we wait and see if the hair grows back. If so, she will likely try to remove again with tweezers, if continues to come back, we will have surgically removed.

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    Default Re: Watery Eyes - Cause: Internal Eye lash! Anyone else see this?

    I did call my vet and ask them to check for that when Wilson gets neutered on Feb. 1st. As I mentioned, he's been a fountain since I brought him home at 8 weeks (he's 11 months today). What I have been noticing the last several weeks is that when he wakes in the morning he's 100% dry. As soon as he gets moving around it's watery eyes as normal. I'm hoping this is what's causing his issue. He's so healthy otherwise. I'll keep you updated.
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    Default Re: Watery Eyes - Cause: Internal Eye lash! Anyone else see this?

    Einstein just had the entropion surgery today bc his lower lids would roll and rub on his eye. We've been trying to battle this without surgery but he developed a small ulcer on his right eye so the vet thought it was important to do surgery asap. Good luck....sorry I'm not much help.

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    Default Re: Watery Eyes - Cause: Internal Eye lash! Anyone else see this?

    My Baxter suffered with eyelashes on the inner margin of his eyelid... 'Distichiasis' he had antibiotics a few times before the lashes were detected, but they drove him mad scratching. He wouldn't let me pluck, and I have read they can come back thicker and in different directions. Baxter had his removed after referral to a specialist...they did electrolysis and corrected a slight entropian they think was caused by squinting from the distichia. Over 12 months since the op and we've not looked back, tho some lashes have grown back as I was told they might, they don't bother him now so I'm leaving alone.
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