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    When I took Otis to the vet for the first time, I asked her to check out his eye since it was cloudy looking. She gave him drops, without any success. 2 weeks later she gave him new drops (Tobradex) and stained his eye to determine if he had any scratches, which he doesn't. The tobradex is clearing up his eye a bit but the vet has now suggested that he needs entropic surgery.

    Could the cloudiness be the only sign he's getting? His eyes were boogery, but since I've changed his food that's no longer a problem. He doesn't scratch them, there's no swelling, and they're not red.

    He does have tear stains though (I'm assuming that's what they are anyway, dark circles under his eye), he's had them since I brought him home, but I'm cleaning them using that apple cider/desitin mix that someone posted (just started yesterday).


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    Did they do a tear production test to make sure there is not dry eye?


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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Did they do a tear production test to make sure there is not dry eye?


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    Nope, what is that? And what can I do to help him?

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    Default Re: Signs of Entropion

    the tear production test is when they take a litmust test paper and insert into the eye to see how many tears are being produced. If it's low then it's dry eye and they will either prescribe cyclosporine drops to help or you can use OTC eye lubricant (I use those when Goldie runs out of the cyclosporine). It helps keep the eye moistened and usually you have to administer the drops 2-3 times a day
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    Hi ! My opinion would be to take him for a second opinion to a vet opthamologist.
    Duke had entropian in both eyes.. but I never noticed cloudy eyes? he would develop ulcers.. ( its caused by the lower eye lashes growing in ward. ) Duke would constantly be batting his eyes and they bothered him. It sounds maybe like dry eye?

    I would not have the surgery done without consulting an opthamologist to be sure.

    And tear stains are pretty common in alot of bullies..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Nope, what is that? And what can I do to help him?
    They stick a papered gauge in the eye to see how many tears are being produced. Since they did not do this test I would not jump the gun on entropion surgery!


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    Thanks everyone!

    I'll definitely make an appointment with an optometrist to see what the problem really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahster View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I'll definitely make an appointment with an optometrist to see what the problem really is.
    Please let us know!


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