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    Default Re: Matilda's 1 year check up.

    @MatildasMommy just curious...what drops did the vet give you?

    I spend quite a bit of time at Lucy's ophthalmologist so from my personal experience I agree with others here. My Lucy had the entropian surgery but she also had distachiasis (eyelashes growing inward on the eyelid). She a few ulcers that developed from the lashes scratching her lenses so surgery was our only option.

    Now, Lucy's eye lids still curl in. She has a slight entropian right now that we are keeping an eye on but so far she is doing well. The leaking may be a condition called dry eye. Ask the specialist about that. I know it sounds crazy that dry eye condition would produce more tears...but the quality of the tears are compromised so the eye overproduces tears. Just something to think about.

    I am in no way trying to tell you not to listen to the specialist...I just want you to explore all options before surgery. My specialist said that Bullies heads continue to grow until they are about 2 so sometimes lid
    problems (all the extra skin folds on face) correct themselves.

    If she was my pup I would hold off a bit. If her eyes are ulcer and scratch free and you can manage with a lubricating drop or a drop designed to treat dry eye I would explore that route. If at any time the eyes become compromised in any way (scratches or ulcers due to entropian ) I would then do surgery. If the vet wants to correct the lid because it is slightly curled in and nothing is harming the eye I would really be cautious.
    Reach out to me anytime if you need any clarification. Good luck to you and Matilda. She is a beautiful girl.

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    Default Re: Matilda's 1 year check up.

    @LucysMum She gave me Artificial Tears ointment. I think after reading everything that you and everyone has written I am going to just go to the opthamologist for a second opinion. Because the vet mentioned both dry eye and entropion. I would love if it was just dry eye.


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    Default Re: Matilda's 1 year check up.

    Quote Originally Posted by LucysMum View Post
    @MatildasMommy just curious...what drops did the vet give you?

    I spend quite a bit of time at Lucy's ophthalmologist so from my personal experience I agree with others here. My Lucy had the entropian surgery but she also had distachiasis (eyelashes growing inward on the eyelid). She a few ulcers that developed from the lashes scratching her lenses so surgery was our only option.

    Now, Lucy's eye lids still curl in. She has a slight entropian right now that we are keeping an eye on but so far she is doing well. The leaking may be a condition called dry eye. Ask the specialist about that. I know it sounds crazy that dry eye condition would produce more tears...but the quality of the tears are compromised so the eye overproduces tears. Just something to think about.

    I am in no way trying to tell you not to listen to the specialist...I just want you to explore all options before surgery. My specialist said that Bullies heads continue to grow until they are about 2 so sometimes lid
    problems (all the extra skin folds on face) correct themselves.

    If she was my pup I would hold off a bit. If her eyes are ulcer and scratch free and you can manage with a lubricating drop or a drop designed to treat dry eye I would explore that route. If at any time the eyes become compromised in any way (scratches or ulcers due to entropian ) I would then do surgery. If the vet wants to correct the lid because it is slightly curled in and nothing is harming the eye I would really be cautious.
    Reach out to me anytime if you need any clarification. Good luck to you and Matilda. She is a beautiful girl.
    great info and couldn't agree more.. duke had entropian and distachiasis also but he was developing ulcers ( so painful ) so we had no choice either.. Duke also uses a rewetting drop each morning for the dry eye.. don't worry she will be fine.. but I think you are doing the right thing getting a second opinion! give her more hugs

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    Default Re: Matilda's 1 year check up.

    Quote Originally Posted by MatildasMommy View Post
    @LucysMum She gave me Artificial Tears ointment. I think after reading everything that you and everyone has written I am going to just go to the opthamologist for a second opinion. Because the vet mentioned both dry eye and entropion. I would love if it was just dry eye.
    I would have a specialist take a look at her--then you know what you are up against. If it is dry eye and the rewetting drops aren't cutting it --there are other meds designed to help with the dry eye. Lucy takes cyclosporin and tacrolomis drops. They will help her body produce a more productive tear.

    If it makes you feel any better my regular vets are always commenting on Lucy's eyelids. Everytime I am there they say, "You know--she has entropian". I visit the eye specialist on a regular basis and he assures me that her dry eye is more serious that the slight entropian that she has. My specialist will not operate on her unless she begins to develop eye changes. He also said there are dogs he sees that have distichiasis and you can see the lashes in the eye--but if it isn't causing the eye harm and the dog can see--he would not suggest surgery.

    Keep us posted!
    Last edited by LucysMum; 01-06-2012 at 04:12 PM. Reason: damn you auto correct! LOL!

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