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    We went to the ophthalmologist last week and he did not take out the staples. However, he did say that the ulcer has healed. He wanted to leave the staples to give the eye time to completely heal before removing them. He believes we can manage his allergies and his entropian with eye ointment and drops for a while and once he is full grown (about a year and a half or so), he is hopeful that surgery will not be needed. So, we stopped the three drops 3X a day and now are doing just an ointment twice a day in both eyes for the conjunctivitis. We go in next Thursday to get the staples removed. I bet he will be glad! He doesn't really wear the cone as he doesn't bother with the eye at all. He seems to be feeling better with more energy and playfulness. I am just sorry his birthday pictures with be with those staples .

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    Glad to hear he is headed in the right direction! And..let's be honest...with a face as wonderful as sweet Gator has..nobody will notice a few staples!! Jake says ....

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    That's alright, it's a memory that you'll never forget. Glad he's doing so much better. And I'm very impressed that your vet isn't pushing surgery. Kudos to him.
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    Great news about your handsome man! BTW - when is his b-day?

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    Thanks guys . @savemejeebus, none of the vets we have seen have been quick to jump to anything drastic or I would probably find new vets. lol. He thinks that it is mild enough that when his head reaches it's full potential, it will have corrected itself. I am not sure about the one eye but I bet that is the case with the other. He also said that bulldogs and the Ohio River Valley are not a good mix. lol. Seasonal and environmental allergies are really really bad here and even people who don't think they have allergies have issues here.

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    This must be so distressing for you but at least he's on the mend. You can always get some cool subglasses or "doggles" for pics.

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    Glad he might not need the surgery after all! Hope the news keeps being good.

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    His birthday is September 23rd . He will be one year! Time just flies....

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    It does fly by.... Banks will be 6 tomorrow and I swear I remember getting her yesterday

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    oh im so glad about gator. i was wondering about him and u? we have the same problem here with mountains all around and the air just kinda sits here and dont go no where so allergies here can get bad. well to you and gator.

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    This must be so distressing for you but at least he's on the mend. You can always get some cool sunglasses or "doggles" for pics. "As is" is good for me.

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    Default Re: Update on Gator's Eye Issue

    fantastic.. Duke had horrible entropian in both eyes so that is fantastic no surgery needed!!! yay for Gator and you !!

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