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    A couple days ago, I noticed Linus' eyes were looking funny. As the day progressed, he seemed to be really squinting out of his one eye and they were both watery, with some slight discharge. The onset of this condition was super fast, without any change in diet or environment, which has me puzzled, since I figured it was allergies. Also, Linus is on allergy medication until the end of May (our allergy season), which has worked incredibly and kept ALL his allergies at bay completely.

    So I decided to take him to the vet to see if he had something in his eye or he had a scratch or entropion or what was going on because he was very uncomfortable. After a thorough examination, and reviewing the medication Linus is on, the vet could not make a diagnosis. He did not see any debris, no scratch, little irritation, but Linus continues to squint and try to rub his eyes!

    I've tried giving him Benadryl and it hasn't helped and I'm really not sure it's allergies given the medication he's on. Does anyone have any idea what this might be or if I can do something to help ease his eyes? I have been wiping them with a warm cloth, as I would if my eyes were bothering me, but overall, he seems totally miserable.

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Default Re: Watery, squinty eyes without diagnosis

    Only think I can think of is a side effect of the current med? Or have you thought about trying Zyrtec or Claritan instead of Benedryl?
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    Seems like something in there, or a scratch. Bev took Jewel to the vet this morning because she was doing the same thing and he found an ulcer on her eye and gave us some meds for it. Hope Linus gets better soon.
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    Did the vet give any drops or anything for the irritation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenRod View Post
    Did the vet give any drops or anything for the irritation?
    No, they gave me nothing at all. Our regular vet was not available over the holiday weekend so we had his back up, so I might just have to go back if I don't see improvement. The other vet seemed thorough but couldn't determine a cause of the problem after an exam and dye test on the eye. I'm puzzled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by <span style='color: #000080'><span class='glow_9400D3'>Davidh</span></span> View Post
    Seems like something in there, or a scratch. Bev took Jewel to the vet this morning because she was doing the same thing and he found an ulcer on her eye and gave us some meds for it. Hope Linus gets better soon.
    Were they able to make a diagnosis based on a physical inspection of the eye or did they do a dye test? After Googling eye ulcer, it really sounds like that's what it is but the vet appeared to check for that.

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